How to pass special characters in REST commands?


How to pass special characters in REST commands



Occasionally it may be necessary to include 'special' characters within REST commands that would otherwise be interpreted as meta-data. This may be done by substituting the URL character code in place of the character itself.

For example, the following command may fail due to the embedded hash (#) character in the value of 'serviceName': #400&serviceType=device&memberListMethod=auto&ruleDeviceName=Traverse

However, when the hash character (#) is replaced by the equivalent URL code '%23', the command succeeds: %23400&serviceType=device&memberListMethod=auto&ruleDeviceName=Traverse

See the link in the Reference section below for a URL character code table. 


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Additional information about URL encoding is available at

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