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  • curl Genie Issues


    I have been working to connect to the AT&T API's and have been successful in using the curl genie to request/receive the OAuth Token, but I have two issues as I attempt to access the API and upload the .wav file for processing. First, the curl genie dialog window opens for a very brief time and while I can see there are exceptions, it then disappears before I can capture what the text is. Is there an option to freeze that window or capture the dialog in a different way?

    Secondly, the curl statement I'm trying to translate is formatted in the same order as the example on the AT&T developer website and is as follows:

    curl --insecure --header “Authorization: bearer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" --data-binary @”C:\Users\JK\Documents\Test1_2015-11-18.wav” --header “Content-Type: audio/wav” --header “Accept: application/json”

    I receive a number of aberrant outcomes from the curl genie as soon as I add the --data-binary @ file name. These include the message "Curl call did not produce output" to disfunctional Xbasic output where the only reference to the .wav file is: dim posted_fields as c = ("RIFF\00") and no file name anywhere in the Xbasic output. I did confirm that this is a correct statement in the libCURL library which the Release Notes indicate is used by the curl genie.

    The ce.setOpt("HTTPHEADER",slist1) is correct with the order above and just to be sure there isn't an order dependency in the curl statement I have rearranged the order to group all of the --header statements together and the posted_fields statement remains as previously stated.

    As background, I'm running V12.3 Build 2999 with System Addins Build 4519. Any thoughts? Your comments are appreciated and if the genie isn't capable of working with a binary file, suggestions on any other approaches (http_post ?) would be of value.


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    Re: curl Genie Issues

    See if this gets you closer. Part of the problem is that your cURL request is badly formatted - maybe you didn't paste it into this message. Your https stuff is unquoted and you've got mixed quotes in the balance of the statement.

    curl --insecure "" --header "Authorization: bearer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" --data-binary @"C:\Users\JK\Documents\Test1_2015-11-18.wav" --header "Content-Type: audio/wav" --header "Accept: application/json"


    • #3
      Re: curl Genie Issues

      Originally posted by Davidk View Post
      See if this gets you closer. Part of the problem is that your cURL request is badly formatted - maybe you didn't paste it into this message. Your https stuff is unquoted and you've got mixed quotes in the balance of the statement.

      curl --insecure "" --header "Authorization: bearer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" --data-binary @"C:\Users\JK\Documents\Test1_2015-11-18.wav" --header "Content-Type: audio/wav" --header "Accept: application/json"


      • #4
        Re: curl Genie Issues

        Hi David,

        Thanks for the reply and catching an annoying error. I lost the quotes on the URL in Word when it converted the string to a hyperlink & didn't catch it when I pasted it into my original post. I think the same happened on the mixed quotes so now I'm using a simple text editor that won't "fix" my typing. However I did take your string as structured (with a new OAuth token) and received a ""{audioBytes":0,"audioTime":0}}" response from the AT&t server. Unfortunately, the dim posted_fields as c = ("RIFF\00") statement in the Xbasic remains and the response from the server indicates that there isn't data being passed, so the question on how to reference and upload the .wav file in the Xbasic routine remains. It appears that the --data-binary @"C:\xxxxx" isn't being parsed (or passed) as the documentation suggests. Am I missing something simple in how the file name is defined, either in the curl statement or in the Xbasic script?



        • #5
          Re: curl Genie Issues

          Joe, I did a quick search about the "riff" message you're getting. Is it possible the .wav file is not encoded properly for at&t speech to text? This is the line of code I'm getting when I use a .wav file I have.

          dim posted_fields as c = ("RIFF.r")
          As you've found, the actual file name doesn't make it through the genie. I'm out of my depth at this point. It's really interesting stuff... I hope someone can jump in and help out. Seems close.


          • #6
            Re: curl Genie Issues

            Hi David,

            Again, I appreciate your help. I have analyzed the .wav file I'm using and it nominally meets all of the parameters AT&T mandates. It's puzzling to say the least and I also hope someone with a deeper insight into the curl genie can offer some guidance.



            • #7
              Re: curl Genie Issues

              I feel it may be a tall order... but any help from AT&T?


              • #8
                Re: curl Genie Issues

                I'm reluctant to approach them until I have some level of confidence that I'm even attaching the data file to the request stream. The Xbasic code stream declares posted_fields as c and when I checked the contents, in fact it is text with length of 7 - i.e. "RIFF/00"