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Adding simple text boxes to show my example

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Adding simple text boxes to show my example

Hello everyone, I am very new to swagger and also new to editing a Yaml file.

 

I am trying to show on my documentation basically a simple text box which appears and in that I want to show a json text example so the user who uses the documentation can actually see the json text.

 

I have used x-example and it doesn't look proessional and also the text "x-example" appears. So I am trying to find a more efficient way and something that looks better. 

 

What i would like is basically something similar to how we call a definition  by putting  $ref: '#/definitions/definationname under schema and a textbox/terminal/command line kind of window appears showing the content, I want to do something similar where i can call some json file's content to appear or if thats not a possibility, I want to find a way where I can simply paste paste my json example in a text box for users to see under body which can replace my x-example. 

 

I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this please.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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Re: Adding simple text boxes to show my example

Hi cricketics,

 

Could you please post your YAML and a screenshot of where in the docs you want to add the JSON example?


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Re: Adding simple text boxes to show my example

Hello Thanks for the response.

 

Suppose this is my yaml  

Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 3.58.44 PM.pngs

 

and this is the screenshot displaying the body which is calling a definiation.

Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 3.59.29 PM.png

if i want to avoid the whole definiition proces and simply just paste small json file content there in the body, how do I go ahead and do that instead of bringing schema etc. Can i simply add an example with a text box showing my text(json content).

 

All i am trying to achieve is just add few simple examples.

 

In one example i want to show curl command which I want the users to try(not the one which appears in try it now), in other example I want to just show json text. 

 

Whats the best strategy to edit my yaml and make this happen.

 

Thanks

 

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