HTTP Request

This action allows you to request data from a specified API in the form of a JSON payload.


  1. API URL - Paste the particular URL of the API that will allow you to retrieve the needed set of data.
  2. Headers - You can specify the part of the data you want to retrieve/post/update/delete by typing specific headers. Leaving it blank will indicate the entire data set.
  3. HTTP Request Method - Indicates the desired action you want to perform.
  4. Get - Read/retrieve data from API.
  5. Post - Create new resources.
  6. Put - Updates within the API by replacing all the current resources.
  7. Patch - Updates by containing minor modifications to a resource.
  8. Delete - Deletes the entire resource or the specified Http headers.
  9. Response - Enabling this feature means you want the API response to be sent as a file (document or PDF) instead of as a string.

Demonstration on how to use it in a flow

  • Drag and drop the Http Call action into the flow.
  • Double-click the name of the action if you wish to assign a new name.
  • Click the gear icon to open its settings and configure the action.
  • Input the URL of the API that has the data you want to call or request.

  • Select the type of authorization that your request needs

  • In the headers, you can indicate what specific part of the entire data set you want to request as collection key:value pairs. Leave it blank if you want to request the entire data set.

  • Select the request method from the provided options. Choose Get from the drop down menu of the Http Request Method if you want to retrieve data.

  • If response of the http call is a file you should enable this field
  • The content type of the file if not specified by the server

as example:

  • The default filename of the file if not specified by the server

as example:


Upon executing the flow containing a Http Call action, the workflow will retrieve data from the specified API and return it as a Json payload.