What is Postman? Essentially it is it the go-to "API Testing tool", and its popularity owes to its simplicity and ease of use. It allows you to connect to any API and learn how it works within a safe, simple, dedicated testing environment.
If you run into any issues connecting to the Emercury API or performing an action through API, we suggest that you first test it using Postman. This allows you to easily and at a glance figure out why you might be running into issues.
As a general rule, we will usually recommend that you do a test request with an API call like "get audiences" or "update subscriber". Let me show you how this works, step by step, using the "get audiences" method.
1) Download and Install Postman if you have not done so yet
2) Grab your Emercury API key from settings > for developers
3) Launch Postman
From here on out we'll proceed by setting up a call to test "get audiences".
Click on the "New" button
Choose HTTP Request
Find the dropdown that says "GET" by default, change it to "POST"
Insert the Emercury URL (https://panel.emercury.net/api.php) in the input field between the dropdown and the send button
Switch to the "Body" tab
Select "form-data" from the dropdown
Under Key enter "request", under value, put in the actual request
The value we enter is the xml code below (Found on the Emercury XML API docs)
<user mail="[email protected]" API_key="123456789101112"></user>
*Obviously you would replace this fake API key with your own API key, and the example email address with your Emercury account email address.
Next, just click the big blue "Send" button, and that's it. You will get a response back from the Emercury servers. You can find it at the bottom of the Postman interface.
If you are having any issues working with, or connecting to the Emercury API, we always suggest doing this simple test in Postman first, to see if you are not missing some important step.
If you want to do additional tests on the Emercury API, refer to the Emercury XML API documentation here for the full lest of methods and parameters.
If you prefer using JSON, refer to the JSON API document to see the differences in terms of the JSON API.