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perl and GraphQL example

by Krillian (Acolyte)
on Oct 14, 2020 at 11:29 UTC ( #11122825=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Krillian has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I am trying to figure out how to post a request from perl to GraphQL API. I couldn't find any tutorials online. As far as I understand I can use this cpan module

But I am still confused as to how to do it exactly. If someone could respond with an example, would be very much appreciated.

Here is what I am trying to do: Send a post request to the API with a authentication header and body with query and graphql variables. I should then get a response in JSON, which I will process (this part I understand how to do).

Thank you very much in advance!

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Re: perl and GraphQL example
by Krillian (Acolyte) on Oct 15, 2020 at 09:52 UTC
    For anyone interested, this is what I ended up doing. Any suggestions are very welcome

    This is for the waveapps api

    #!/usr/bin/env perl require LWP::UserAgent; use JSON; use Data::Dumper; my $uri = ''; my $json = <<'EOF'; {"query": "query ($businessId: ID!, $page: Int!, $pageSize: Int!) { business(id: $businessId) { id products(page: $page, pageSize: $pageSize) { edges { node { id name description unitPrice defaultSalesTaxes { id name abbreviation rate } } } } } } ", "variables" : { "businessId": "ENTER_BUSINESS_ID_HERE", "page": 1, +"pageSize": 500 } } EOF # remove newlines $json =~ s/(\n|\r)//g; my $req = HTTP::Request->new( 'POST', $uri ); $req->header( 'Content-Type' => 'application/json', 'Authorization' => + 'Bearer ENTER_BEARER_TOKEN_HERE'); $req->content( $json ); my $lwp = LWP::UserAgent->new; my $res = $lwp->request( $req ); $data = decode_json($res->content); print Dumper($data);
Re: perl and GraphQL example
by perlfan (Vicar) on Oct 14, 2020 at 16:39 UTC

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