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Generating code to call a request from Postman

praneetnadkar profile image Praneet Nadkar ・2 min read

Postman is one of the best tools I have used to call, test and debug my API(s). This morning when I was going through something, I found two brilliant features in postman I wasn't aware of. Postman can generate some request calling code for you and can generate documentation as well. For those who aren't aware, Yes that's true!

I have created a sample API in C#, which looks like this:

// POST api/values
[HttpPost]
public ActionResult<string> Post([FromBody] string value)
{
   return ""+value+" is posted";
}

Now to call this API in Postman, it will look something like this:

Post API

Now, to generate some code on to call this request, there is a Code button on the top right. Click on it to see the options where you can see a no of languages to generate the code. It looks something like this:

Code button in postman

When you click on this code button, a pop-up menu like this will appear:

Code clicked

Now, you can see there is a code snippet and a drop down from where you can select a no of options, as to for which you want to generate the code. The options available are:

code_options

Now, click on any of the options, where you will see the code. Copy the code and paste it in your IDE and run!

It would look something like this:
code_snippet

It's done! As simple as that.

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