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Post HTTP Using VBScript

Posted on 2014-04-03
Last Modified: 2014-04-03

I am trying to send an SMS using an HTTP Post method from a VBScript, but it doesn't work - I do get a 'SMS Sent' message so no error is being returned, however the SMS actually isn't sent - no credits are used up and no SMS is received... I'm sure it's something to do with my code though - I have tried both POST & GET and neither works:

  Set objSrvHTTP = CreateObject("Msxml2.ServerXMLHTTP.6.0")
   url = "https://api.clickatell.com/http/sendmsg?user=[UserID]&password=[password]&api_id=[API_ID]&to=[phone_number]&text=Test Message"
   objSrvHTTP.open "GET", url
   Set objXML = objSrvHTTP.responseXML
   If objXML.parseError.errorCode <> 0 Then
                WScript.ECHO "Error Found"
     WScript.ECHO "SMS Sent"
   End If

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Thanks in advance
Question by:Nico2011
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Expert Comment

by:Robberbaron (robr)
ID: 39974715
shouldnt you be using POST method when sending data.

objSrvHTTP.open "POST", url

Author Comment

ID: 39974719
As I mentioned above - I tried both POST & GET - neither work
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Assisted Solution

by:Robberbaron (robr)
Robberbaron (robr) earned 150 total points
ID: 39974723
yeah sorry,. re-read original.... but it still should be a post method i think.

what XML do you get back ?
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Author Comment

ID: 39974733
have changed to post - sorry but I don't know how to get the XML back - this is all new to me!
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Accepted Solution

Carl Tawn earned 350 total points
ID: 39974778
Change your code to the following and see what message you get:
  Set objSrvHTTP = CreateObject("Msxml2.ServerXMLHTTP.6.0")
   url = "https://api.clickatell.com/http/sendmsg?user=[UserID]&password=[password]&api_id=[API_ID]&to=[phone_number]&text=Test Message"
   objSrvHTTP.open "GET", url

   objXML = objSrvHTTP.responseText   

   WScript.Echo objXml

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39974830
Thanks Carl - the XML feedback told all - it was an IP lockdown... I shared the points as best I could as both were headed in the right direction, but Carl gave me the whole code!

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