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Post using CURL instructions

Created by Pedro Ondiviela · last update June 11, 2020

What is this about?

Detailed instructions on how to use the Empathy Index API Through Post using CURL instructions.

First consult Empathy Index API

Step by step guide

  • Step 1: Endpoint

    To send a new feed to be indexed you must build a POST request to the following URL (replace constants with the values that the Empathy team has provided to you):


  • Step 2: Samples using CURL

    - Text File (default)

    curl -H "Content-Type:text/xml" -d @YOUR_FILE -X POST https://INDEX_SERVICE_URL/services/jobs/submit/INDEX_TOKEN/FEED_ID

    You must include the headers according your contents, for example use:

    - Binary File

    curl -H"Content-Type:application/zip"--data-binary @YOUR_FILE -X POST https://INDEX_SERVICE_URL/services/jobs/submit/INDEX_TOKEN/FEED_ID

    If you use a binary file, like zip or gzip files your must specify a new parameter called --data-binary:

    • Please note that in @YOUR_FILE the @ denote that is a file, it’s mandatory (ex. @my_feed.xml)
    • Content-Type:application/zip -> ZIP files
    • Content-Type:application/gzip -> GZIP files

    - Please ask us for other options

  • Step 3: Check indexer jobs

    CURL call will return a state of the indexation where it will detail if everything went OK, or there was any kind of error. Sometimes thought, the response will give you an “state: QUEUED” that might not be really clear. In case you want to check an historic of your indexing calls and see if anything is stuck you can access to this: