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Using the Chrome extension to capture and chain requests
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Using WrapAPI involves 4 broad steps. Click on the below to get started.
Capture requests (optional)
Instead of digging through Chrome's "Network" tab, WrapAPI's Chrome extension allows you to easily capture and filter the requests for the ones relevant to your navigation or form submission.
Set the URL and request contents
You can use WrapAPI's browser-like interface to set the URL, query string, POST (HTTP body) data, and file uploads you want to send.
Also, if you used the Chrome extension, once we have a few captured reference requests, WrapAPI automatically compares them and identifies which ones are parameterizable inputs.
Extract the data you need
You can use a mix of regular expressions, CSS selectors, and other tools to extract the data you want out of the page. WrapAPI also allows you define multiple "output scenarios", since depending on the inputs, what comes back may be very different.
Publish and call
Once you publish your API endpoint, you can use it API by making regular HTTP requests to wrapapi.com/use. The API endpoint can also be used by the rest of the WrapAPI community, who can then build complementary APIs or clone it.