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    Creating JSON variable that has a dash in the name

    SO I am looking to add a variable from an argument to this json txt

    dim json as c = <<%json%
        "uri": "",
        "headers": [
            "Square-Version: 2022-08-23",
            "Authorization: Bearer EAAAEDNhA6ou",
            "Content-Type: application/json"
    What I would like to do is replace the value "EAAAEDNhA6ou" with the value of a text field called authcode in my component
    with another variable or argument, not sure, dont' care lol.

    If I use header.square-version as c

    as in

    dim f as p
    f.uri = ""
    dim f.headers as p
    dim f.headers.Square-Version as c​
    the xbasic editor just doesn't like the dash in the variable name "Square-Version" otherwise I think I could do it with json generate.

    thanks in advance!
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"

    OR if I can get the final destination to look like this that would be perfect:

    dim slist1[0] as c = [ "Square-Version: 2022-08-23" , "Authorization: Bearer EAAAEDNhA6ou" , "Content-Type: application/json" ]
    again, I want to be able to swap out the value of "EAAAEDNhA6ou" by inserting a value from a text field, so I guess it's an array...ticking me off that I can't figure out how to do this, lol

    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


      When working with arrays (which I do a lot), I like to use the for each loop
      to work with each element.
      As I remember working with apis, I combine that with the a5_extract_advance()

      K2kcc​ has been working on his project with square for about a year now.
      You might be able to collaborate with him on some of the insanity known as square.
      The biggest difference you'll find is that he's using V11.

      for each ele in slist 1
      strtran(ele.value,"EAAAEDNhA6ou", <replacement text>)
      Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code


        Your example in the first post is just a string to Alpha. It's nothing special even when organized in a json format. Since it's a string you could simply use the function strtran() and replace what you need with what you want.

        dim authCode as c = "TEST 1 2 3 4"
            dim json as c = <<%json%
                    "uri": "",
                    "headers": [
                        "Square-Version: 2022-08-23",
                        "Authorization: Bearer EAAAEDNhA6ou",
                        "Content-Type: application/json"
            json = strtran(json,"EAAAEDNhA6ou",authCode)​
        Another option is a little more fancy and that's to parse your string and then set the value of one of the elements...

        dim authCode as c = "TEST 1 2 3 4"
            dim json as c = <<%json%
                    "uri": "",
                    "headers": [
                        "Square-Version: 2022-08-23",
                        "Authorization: Bearer EAAAEDNhA6ou",
                        "Content-Type: application/json"
            dim result as p = json_parse(json)
            result.headers[2] = "Authorization: " + authCode​
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          Ok got it and it was even easier than I thought, lol. Took me a minute to get it right in my head. So what this xbasic does is retrieve the location_id of the seller you would already have the access token at this point which I would have stored in my DB (encrypted of course)
          function getloc as c (e as p)
          dim getloc as c
          dim cf_1 as extension::CurlFile
          dim flag_1 as l
          dim ce as extension::Curl
          dim jso as extension::JSON
          'from the curl command in the api explorer where you can enter a known access token to return the location id
          'dim slist1[0] as c = [ "Square-Version: 2022-08-23" , "Authorization: Bearer EAAAEDNhA6ou-editedtohidetheactualvalue" , "Content-Type: application/json" ]
          'to recreate this array I did the following to use the access token from my db for a user who connected their square account
          dim one as c = "Square-Version: 2022-08-23"
          dim two as c = "Authorization: Bearer " + e._currentRowDataNew.mytoken
          dim three as c = "Content-Type: application/json"
          dim names[3] as c
          names[1] = one
          names[2] = two
          names[3] = three
          ce = extension::Curl.Init()
          ce.setOpt("PROXY_CAPATH", a5.get_exe_path() + "\caroot")
          flag_1 = ce.Exec()
          if flag_1 then
              dim headers as c
              dim contents as c
              headers = cf_1.GetHeaders()
              contents = cf_1.GetContent()
              dim msg as c
              msg = "Headers: " + crlf() + headers + crlf() + "Content: " + contents
              dim errors as c
              errors = ce.error()
          end if
              dim locid as c
              locid = jso.getProperty("")
              'gets and sets the value
              e._set.location_id.value = locid
          end function
          NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"