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Example Webservice / API call- Yelp and working through oAuth2

Rest API Robot FrameworkBlack Bottle 2In our API webinar we discussed how oAuth2 works however there is no better way to explain it than to actually work through an example!  In the below video & code I demonstrate how to access Yelp to perform the “handshake” with oAuth1 and receive the oAuth2 authentication.  I also demonstrate using a named Regular Expression to isolate the returned token.

;~  https://www.yelp.com/developers/documentation/v3/authentication
ID:="94MAk4OrJa_y7ww5IV7HQg"
Secret:="eaHaNtMp4SbdBLB7aWpReLhe2oGWqeT32cMDG8ksMUc6r4ARA2RmPo7o6y6mG0pS"

EndPoint:="https://api.yelp.com/oauth2/token"
QueryString:=QueryString_Builder({"grant_type":"client_credentials","client_id":ID,"client_secret":Secret})
;***********API call to get Authorization Token*******************
HTTP := ComObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
HTTP.Open("POST",EndPoint . QueryString)
HTTP.Send()
data:=HTTP.ResponseText ;~ MsgBox,,title, % response
RegExMatch(data,".*access_token\x22:\s\x22(?<Token>.*?)\x22.*",Yelp_) ;RegEx to grab token
;~  MsgBox % Yelp_token

;~  https://www.yelp.com/developers/v3/manage_app?app_created=True
;~  https://www.yelp.com/developers/documentation/v3/business_search
EndPoint:="https://api.yelp.com/v3/businesses/search"

;~  https://www.yelp.com/developers/documentation/v2/all_category_list
;~  https://www.yelp.com/developers/documentation/v2/all_category_list/categories.json
QueryString:=QueryString_Builder({"term":"restaurants","location":"Coppell, TX","categories":"chicken_wings"})

;***********API call to yelp with Credentials*******************
HTTP := ComObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
HTTP.Open("GET", EndPoint . queryString)
HTTP.SetRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer " . Yelp_token)
HTTP.Send()
Response_Data:=HTTP.ResponseText ;~ MsgBox,,title, % response
Response_Data:=formatjson(Response_Data)
SciTE_Output(Response_Data) ;Text,Clear=1,LineBreak=1,Exit=0


;***********QueryString Builders*******************
QueryString_Builder(kvp){
for key, value in kvp
  queryString.=((A_Index="1")?(url "?"):("&")) key "=" value
return queryString
}

Black Bottle 2Video walking through the API example / oAuth2 process

 

 

 

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