Vishwa Vishwa - 12 days ago 5x
reST (reStructuredText) Question

the request sent by the client was syntactically incorrect when sending post requests

The method in myController looks like this

@RequestMapping(value="/{processId}/dependents", method=RequestMethod.POST,consumes="application/json")
public Dependents postdependent(@ModelAttribute ProcessContext process,@RequestBody Dependent dependent) {
return process.getDependents().addDependent(dependent);


My gets and delete work perfectly.
But whenever I do a post I am getting the request sent by the client was syntactically incorrect.
Json for post request:

'dependentId' : '1003',
'firstName' : 'Vishu',
'lastName' : 'poodari',
'birthDate' : '1970/04/15'

Please I tried all combinations by using single quotes, doubles quotes everything.

I am using rest-shell for doing the operations.

Please find my Dependent Class

public class Dependent {private String dependentId;
private String firstName;
private String lastName;
private String birthDate;
public Dependent(@JsonProperty("dependentId") String dependentId, @JsonProperty("firstName") String firstName, @JsonProperty("lastName")String lastName,
@JsonProperty("birthDate") String birthDate) { this.dependentId = dependentId;
this.firstName = firstName;
this.lastName = lastName;
this.birthDate = birthDate;
public String getDependentId() {
return dependentId;
public void setDependentId(String dependentId) {
this.dependentId = dependentId;
public String getFirstName() {
return firstName;
public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
this.firstName = firstName;
public String getLastName() {
return lastName;
public void setLastName(String lastName) {
this.lastName = lastName;
public String getBirthDate() {
return birthDate;
public void setBirthDate(String birthDate) {
this.birthDate = birthDate;


syntactically incorrect means problem with the json,please replace the single quote with double.

{"dependentId" : "1003",
   "firstName"   : "Vishu",
   "lastName"    : "poodari",
   "birthDate"   : "1970/04/15"

also check the json keys should match with your Dependent class attribute names, and the data should be convertible by the parser.