How to send laravel post request to external api?

by raven_corwin , in category: PHP Frameworks , a month ago

How to send laravel post request to external api?

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by arnoldo.moen , a month ago

@raven_corwin 

To send a Laravel POST request to an external API, you can use Laravel's HTTP client. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Install Guzzle HTTP client: First, you need to install Guzzle, which is a popular PHP HTTP client used in Laravel. You can install it using Composer by running the following command:
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composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle


  1. Use Guzzle to send a POST request: Next, you can use Guzzle in your Laravel controller to send a POST request to the external API. Here's an example code snippet to demonstrate how to do this:
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use IlluminateSupportFacadesHttp;

$response = Http::post('https://api.example.com/endpoint', [
    'key1' => 'value1',
    'key2' => 'value2',
]);

// Check if the request was successful
if($response->successful()) {
    // Get the response data
    $data = $response->json();
    // Do something with the response data
    dd($data);
} else {
    // Display error message
    echo "Error: " . $response->body();
}


In the code snippet above, we're using the Http::post() method to send a POST request to the external API endpoint with some data. You can replace https://api.example.com/endpoint with the actual URL of the external API endpoint and provide the required request data.

  1. Handle the response: After sending the POST request, you can then handle the response based on the API's response. You can check if the request was successful using the successful() method and access the response data using the json() method.


That's it! You have successfully sent a Laravel POST request to an external API using Guzzle.