I’m having a problem where, when trying to write data into a server’s api using post, I cannot seem to send the correct format of json strings, i.e. without the
\" characters in between that we get when we do
json(string). I understand this formatting is here because of the ambiguity and how julia would try to parse a normal json string into many strings instead. This is a database table where some columns expect a long text string, which does not need to be a json for the writing to be successful.
This is not supposed to be ran but here’s an example:
using DataStructures using Dates using JSON using HTTP myindices = 1:10 col1 = SortedDict(zip(myindices, rand(length(myindices)))) col2 = SortedDict(zip(myindices, rand(length(myindices)))) writedate = Date(now()) body = Dict("writedate" => writedate, "col1" => json(col1), "col2" => json(col2)) url = "http://somethingsomething.com/useThisToWrite" header = Dict("password" => "mypassword") response = HTTP.post("POST", url, header, body) println(response.body)
And then what happens is that on the server what gets inserted ends up looking like
But I think what we need to be there is instead the usual
Otherwise the server cannot parse it without us modifying it completely.
If I was writing to a file, I would just use the
write function and not face this problem.