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Troubleshooting Bad API Requests

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fix a “No Response Received” error?

See the instructions at Troubleshooting Network Errors.

My Request works in Postman. What’s wrong?

Here are the most common reasons a request works in Postman, but doesn’t work in PixieBrix:
Incorrect use of the data field in PixieBrix to pass JSON
To pass a data payload in PixieBrix, provide an object or variable:
Correct
Incorrect:
Inconsistent headers
Postman automatically adds some headers to requests. Those headers are optional for most APIs. However, the API you’re calling might require those headers
Uncommon: header name capitalization. PixieBrix automatically lowercases header names. However, some APIs require certain header names to be capitalized.
Authentication
If your Postman request is in a Postman Collection, Postman maybe including authentication information (headers/payload) with the request
Invalid/Self-Trusted SSL Certificate
Your Postman might be configured not to verify the SSL certificate.
In order to enable PixieBrix to call hosts with untrusted certificates, you must instruct Chrome to trust the certificate.