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JohnnyJohnny 06/09/2016 at 14:130 Comments

I've updated the code to work with the current API (as of 11:42PM 9th June 2016).

The code required "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n" be placed in the POST header.

POST /clientresp HTTP/1.1
Host: plot.ly:80
User-Agent: Arduino/0.6.0
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 241

version=2.3&origin=plot&platform=arduino&un=johnnyizz&key=xxxxxxxxxx&args=[{"y": [], "x": [], "type": "scatter", "stream": {"token": "xxxxxxxxxx", "maxpoints": 30}}]&kwargs={"fileopt": "overwrite", "filename": "test", "world_readable": true}

The rest of the code remains untouched.

The API has change since I first wrote my code, it is much more flexible now, so some other modifications can be made to make the code more simple.

This type POST will now work: (Notice Content-Length doesn't need calculation!)

POST /clientresp HTTP/1.1
Host: plot.ly
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

version=2.3&origin=plot&platform=arduino&un=johnnyizz&key=xxxxxxxxxx&args=[{"y": [], "x": [], "type": "scatter", "stream": {"token": "xxxxxxxxxx", "maxpoints": 30}}]&kwargs={"fileopt": "overwrite", "filename": "test", "world_readable": true}

Data can now also be sent as: (Notice JSON string length doesn't need calculating!)

POST  HTTP/1.1
Host: arduino.plot.ly

{"x": 1234, "y": 1234, "streamtoken": "xxxxxxxxxx"}
or
POST  HTTP/1.1
Host: stream.plot.ly
plotly-streamtoken: xxxxxxxxxx

{"x": 1234, "y": 1234}

A following "\r\n0\r\n\r\n" (as seen in the my code) will close the connection (you will need to resend the header) or 60 seconds of the server not receiving a '\n'. If the connection doesn't close, subsequent data (e.g. "{"x": 1234, "y": 1234}\n") can be sent.

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