RPA for Developers: How to automate the use of API and HTTP requests

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The use of HTTP requests is crucial for integrating numerous services. In this article, we’ll explain how ElectroNeek works with HTTP requests on a simple example – our bot will read emails and create deals in a CRM via API.

Email and CRM automation with HTTP requests

The bot reads typical notification emails from a Gmail mailbox (an example can be seen in the screenshot below).

Email example
Email example

First, the bot checks for emails. In this example, we use a mailbox with a predefined number but the algorithm can be easily tweaked to check for new emails in the inbox and to loop through them.

Next, the bot parses email messages and prepares JSON for HTTP requests according to CRM’s API (we use HubSpot as a CRM in this example). After that the bot will send HTTP request to API, store the response and repeat the process with other emails.

bot parses email messages and prepares JSON for HTTP requests according to CRM's API

Finally, the bot opens Chrome, logs in HubSpot and goes to deals to show newly created records.

ElectroNeek can help you automate your work with any API-based systems with no sweat. More than that, you can integrate your legacy / no-API systems with API-systems with ElectroNeek (read more about it here). And if you want to know more details about how ElectroNeek can improve your business processes – reach out to our automation expert.

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