Creating an HTTP GET Carrier

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This protocol allows PageGate to communicate with a web API via the HTTP GET method.


1)Right click Carriers.



2)Select Add.

3)Select the HTTPGET protocol.



4)Enter a name in the Carrier field.

5)Set the host field to the URL of the API you wish to reach.

6)Set the Port field to the port required by the web API.

7)Set the Max Chars to 160 for SMS or 240 for pager messages. The maximum value of this field is 6000.

Note: The Carrier Max Chars field determines the number of characters that can be received in a single message. If the recipient Max Chars value is set higher than the carrier Max Chars value, PageGate will break up long messages based on the character limitation in the carrier. For example, if you have the carrier configured for 160 Max Chars and you set the recipient Max Chars value to 3000, then send a 400 character message to this recipient, PageGate will break up the 400 character count message in to two 160 character messages and one 80 character message. When the device receives the message, it will be prefixed with part 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 to indicate the multi-part nature of the message delivered.




8)Click Apply.

9)Go in to the Template sub-section of your new HTTPGET carrier.

10) Configure a Text template for this carrier.


Note: There are certain Settings template variables that you can apply to HTTPGET carriers that can modify the protocol's implementation.