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CFHTTP Connection Challenge

Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:01 AM

I am trying to connect to an api using the following code:

<cfhttp method="Post" url="https://sandbox.expresspaygh.com/api/submit.php">
<cfhttpparam type="header" name="Content-Type" value="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" />
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="merchant-id" value="zzzz">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="api_key" value="xxxx">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="firstname" value="Chris">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="lastname" value="Donkor">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="email" value="[email protected]">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="phonenumber" value="0242511110">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="currency" value="GHC">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="amount" value="1000">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="order-id" value="001">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="order-desc" value="Test">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="redirect-url" value="https://www.chrisdonkor.org">
<cfhttpparam type="Formfield" name="post-url" value="https://www.chrisdonkor.org">

						File Content:<br>
						Mime Type:#cfhttp.MimeType#<br>

I keep getting the following results:

File Content:
Connection Failure
Mime Type:Unable to determine MIME type of file.

You help will be greatly appreciated

Mod edit - please :code:/>

This post has been edited by Craig328: 15 January 2019 - 10:42 AM
Reason for edit:: Remove merchant ID and API key

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Re: CFHTTP Connection Challenge

Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

Welcome to DIC chrisdonkor! The issue you're encountering is pretty standard for setting up web services connections. In this case, you're trying to submit form information to a remote data receiver and the process is failing. The error message does tell you, pretty much, exactly what the problem is: "Unable to determine MIME type of file".

You need to tell the receiving authority just what it is you're sending them. In order to do that, you need to add a second cfhttpparam tag to your effort here. That second tag will be used to pass the receiving end the mime type of the content you're sending it. An example, for instance, might look something like this:
<cfhttpparam type="header" name="mimetype" value="application/xml" />

Anyway, have a look at the link for the tag (above) and that should start you in the right direction. Good luck!
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