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Submit Form post as XML

Thread began 10/30/2012 10:45 pm by Jaffa | Last modified 10/31/2012 11:50 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1606 views | 3 replies |


Submit Form post as XML


I'm trying to create a new shipping calculator for my Ecart store using InterParcel here in Australia. I have the API guide and have built the following code in accordance to their guide, however I don't get a response back from the server. Curl is Enabled on the host server and i receive the correct lines if i echo the results but no server response? Do i need to put the $post_string into an array. Example of the bad request is here:xml-form.php Use Suburb Sydney Postcode:2000

Any ideas?

My code looks like this

// Your post data
$post_city= $_POST['city'];
$post_postcode = $_POST['postcode'];

// Building your XML string
$strXML = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Request>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Authentication>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<UserID></UserID>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Password>pass123456</Password>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Version>1.0</Version>'."\n";
$strXML .= '</Authentication>'."\n";

$strXML .= '<RequestType>Rates</RequestType>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<ShowAvailability>N</ShowAvailability>'."\n";

$strXML .= '<Shipment>'."\n";

$strXML .= '<Collection>'."\n";

$strXML .= '<City>Cranbourne</City>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Country>Australia</Country>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Postcode>3977</Postcode>'."\n";
$strXML .= '</Collection>'."\n";

$strXML .= '<Delivery>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<City>'.$post_city.'</City>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Country>Australia</Country>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Postcode>'.$post_postcode.'</Postcode>'."\n";
$strXML .= '</Delivery>'."\n";

$strXML .= '<Package>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Weight>4</Weight>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Length>43</Length>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Width>46</Width>'."\n";
$strXML .= '<Height>66</Height>'."\n";
$strXML .= '</Package>'."\n";

$strXML .= '</Shipment>'."\n";
$strXML .= '</Request>'."\n";

$url = "";

$post_string = $strXML;

$header = "POST HTTP/1.0 \r\n";
$header .= "Content-type: text/xml \r\n";
$header .= "Content-length: ".strlen($post_string)." \r\n";
$header .= "Content-transfer-encoding: text \r\n";
$header .= "Connection: close \r\n\r\n";
$header .= $post_string;

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 4);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, $header);

$data = curl_exec($ch);

print curl_error($ch);


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'm not getting a Bad request when testing the page you liked to, it is echoing the XML to the page when i test it.

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Hi Jason,

Thanks for checking, my issue is that I can't get a response from their server, mainly because I don't know how to display the response I'm getting.

Do I print $Date or something to get the response values to show?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

do you have a link to the api documentation? The api documentation would have that info. Doing a google search for InterParcel does not return any results that point to the API documentation for that service, so I don't really have any basis to answer any questions about that service on.

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