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I am trying to Use a web service to fax base64 data

Posted on 2014-09-25
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I am trying to call a fax web service and send it a base64 encoded pdf for processing.
When I make the call I get the message that the URI is too large.

I am generating the url based on data from my sql table and then use the following statements:
EXEC sp_OACreate 'MSXML2.XMLHTTP', @Object OUT;
EXEC sp_OAMethod @Object, 'open', NULL, 'POST', @sURL1, 'false'
EXEC sp_OAMethod @Object, 'send'
EXEC sp_OAMethod @Object, 'responseText', @ResponseText OUTPUT

EXEC sp_OADestroy @Object          
SET @ResultText = @ResponseText
select @ResultText

the @sURL1 looks something like this:
http://api.vitelity.net/fax.php?login=xxxxx&pass=xxxx&cmd=sendfax&faxnum=407xxxxxxx&faxsrc=407xxxxxxx&file1=20140922024830.pdf&data1=JVBERi0xLjQK...
the full string is 53784 characters long.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Art
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Question by:amccabe
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by:aikimark
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I would have expected to see you send a SOAP envelop that contained the base64 data
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Vadim Rapp earned 500 total points
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Try to specify @sURL1 just as http://api.vitelity.net/fax.php and send the rest in send:

EXEC sp_OACreate 'MSXML2.XMLHTTP', @Object OUT;
EXEC sp_OAMethod @Object, 'open', NULL, 'POST', 'http://api.vitelity.net/fax.php', 'false'
EXEC sp_OAMethod @Object, 'send','login=xxxxx&pass=xxxx&cmd=sendfax&faxnum=407xxxxxxx&faxsrc=407xxxxxxx&file1=20140922024830.pdf&data1=JVBERi0xLjQK...
EXEC sp_OAMethod @Object, 'responseText', @ResponseText OUTPUT


Also, add another sp_OAMethod to specify setRequestHeader Content-Type="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
It's that by default, but just to to make sure.
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