gman_donster gman_donster - 4 months ago 39
PHP Question

Assist with USPS API using PHP Curl

Hello I am trying to do API call to USPS API using PHP Curl.

I get the following response:

[Number] => 80040B19
[Description] => XML Syntax Error: Please check the XML request to see if it can be parsed.
[Source] => USPSCOM::DoAuth


I put together my code for the API call from some sample code on here and also the sample on the USPS site; but cannot get it to work (getting error above); here is my code:

$input_xml = '<AddressValidateRequest USERID="xxxxxxx">
<Address ID="0">
<Address1></Address1>
<Address2>6406 Ivy Lane</Address2><City>Greenbelt</City>
<State>MD</State>
<Zip5></Zip5>
<Zip4></Zip4>
</Address>
</AddressValidateRequest>';

$url = "http://production.shippingapis.com/ShippingAPITest.dll?API=Verify";

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,
"xmlRequest=" . $input_xml);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 300);
$data = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

//convert the XML result into array
$array_data = json_decode(json_encode(simplexml_load_string($data)), true);

print_r('<pre>');
print_r($array_data);
print_r('</pre>');


I am hoping someone can help with what I am doing wrong...

Answer

According to the documentation, you're supposed to pass the XML in a field named XML, not xmlRequest. Try something like this instead:

<?php
$input_xml = <<<EOXML
<AddressValidateRequest USERID="xxxxxxx">
    <Address ID="0">
        <Address1></Address1>
        <Address2>6406 Ivy Lane</Address2>
        <City>Greenbelt</City>
        <State>MD</State>
        <Zip5></Zip5>
        <Zip4></Zip4>
    </Address>
</AddressValidateRequest>
EOXML;

$fields = array(
    'API' => 'Verify',
    'XML' => $input_xml
);

$url = 'http://production.shippingapis.com/ShippingAPITest.dll?' . http_build_query($fields);

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 300);
$data = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

// Convert the XML result into array
$array_data = json_decode(json_encode(simplexml_load_string($data)), true);

print_r('<pre>');
print_r($array_data);
print_r('</pre>');
?>
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