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Set the URL of a request using a template


You want to dynamically set the URL of an HTTP request where only parts of the url change between requests.


Configure the HTTP Request node to generate a URL dynamically using a mustache URL template.


[{"id":"41747a17.54ffd4","type":"http request","z":"c9a81b70.8abed8","name":"","method":"GET","ret":"txt","url":"https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/{{post}}","tls":"","x":550,"y":480,"wires":[["d682318c.36823"]]},{"id":"d682318c.36823","type":"debug","z":"c9a81b70.8abed8","name":"","active":true,"console":"false","complete":"payload","x":710,"y":480,"wires":[]},{"id":"90bfea22.dd2b98","type":"inject","z":"c9a81b70.8abed8","name":"post id","topic":"","payload":"2","payloadType":"str","repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"x":250,"y":480,"wires":[["e67a0cc.596d4f"]]},{"id":"e67a0cc.596d4f","type":"change","z":"c9a81b70.8abed8","name":"","rules":[{"t":"set","p":"post","pt":"msg","to":"payload","tot":"msg"}],"action":"","property":"","from":"","to":"","reg":false,"x":390,"y":480,"wires":[["41747a17.54ffd4"]]}]

In this flow, the Inject node sends an id for a post we would like to request from an API. The Change node changes this to msg.post. The HTTP Request node generates a URL by substituting msg.post of the URL property configured as shown:


The JSON output from this API in the debug panel will look as follows:

  "userId": 1,
  "id": 2,
  "title": "qui est esse",
  "body": "est rerum tempore vitae\nsequi sint nihil reprehenderit dolor beatae ea dolores neque\nfugiat blanditiis voluptate porro vel nihil molestiae ut reiciendis\nqui aperiam non debitis possimus qui neque nisi nulla"


By default, mustache will escape any HTML entities in the values it substitutes. To ensure HTML escaping is not used in your URL use {{{triple}}} braces.