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HTTP request block

You can use the HTTP request block to exchange data with external resources and save it into variables.


To add the block to the script, select HTTP request from the block menu.

Configure the required parameters:

  • Select the method for your request:
    • GET (by default)
    • POST
    • DELETE
    • PUT
  • Specify the request URL.

Also, you can fill out the RESPONSE, BODY, and HEADERS tabs.


The bot will use the specified URL to send and receive data.

You can add variables to a URL in the following ways:

  • https://${varname}/endpoint
  • ${varname} (if you store the whole URL in the variable)

Here, varname is a variable name.

Curly braces are required when you add variables to the URL. If your URL contains literal curly braces, replace them with %7B and %7D for the left and the right brace respectively.

To add the text of the last client’s input to the URL, specify queryText as a variable name, for example:${queryText}. The bot will automatically insert its value into the URL before executing the request.

$queryText is the system variable that stores the current user request.

In such a way, for example, you can read data from different Google Sheets without creating several HTTP requests.


On the HEADERS tab, you can add request headers by filling out the Header and Value fields.

You can also use variables in headers.

When adding variables to headers, specify them without curly braces and add $ in front of variable names.

Request body

For all request methods, you can fill out the request body on the BODY tab.

In the request body, you can specify data in any format (JSON, XML, plain text) and use variables.

Filling out the request body

In the example above, the request body is a JSON object. The bot will automatically insert the $age and $name values into the request body.

When adding variables to the JSON object, take into account what data type each variable value has.
Here, the $age variable is specified without quotation marks because it contains a number. The $name variable is specified with quotation marks because it contains a string.


In the response, the server usually returns data that you can parse or send to clients.

On the RESPONSE tab, you can define which data from the response should be saved to variables.

For example, a request to the URL returns the following JSON object:

"quoteText": "Text",
"quoteAuthor": "Author",
"senderName": "Publisher",
"senderLink": "Profile link",
"quoteLink": "Link to the quote at the website"

This JSON object is stored in the $httpResponse system variable.

To save data from a particular field from the response, specify:

  • The variable name you want to save data to.
  • The variable value via the $httpResponse system variable.

If the request succeeds, the bot will create the $quoteText and $quoteAuthor variables with the server response fields as values.


Aimylogic saves the server response to the $httpResponse system variable.

If the server response is in the JSON or XML format, Aimylogic will automatically convert it to a JavaScript object that you can process with JavaScript functions.

You can extract data from your response by accessing the necessary object properties.

For example, to save the quoteText value to a new variable, you need to specify $httpResponse.quoteText as the variable value.


Here, quoteText is the name of the field you need to get.

If the server returns a non-JSON and non-XML string, this entire string will be stored in $httpResponse without any processing.


When creating variables, you can use JavaScript expressions and functions, as well as functions from the Underscore library, which makes it easier to work with objects and arrays.

For example, the server returns the following JSON object as a response:

"items": [
"name": "oranges",
"price": 150
"name": "tangerines",
"price": 200

Also, let’s suppose the bot has asked the client which fruit they need and stored it in the $choice variable.

To save the object from items to a variable, you will need the following JavaScript expression:

_.findWhere($httpResponse.items, {name: "$choice"})

The function will look for the item that matches the $choice value by the name field.

Transitions from the block

The HTTP request block has two transitions:

  • Success if the server returns a response with the code in range from 200 to 299 inclusive.
  • Error if the server returns any other response.
The bot will save the response code to the $httpStatus system variable.