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Requests

The Saloon request class stores the information of a single API request. Within a request, you can set the HTTP Method (GET, POST, etc.) and define the endpoint of that request. You don't have to include the base URL because your connector will provide it for you. You can also define headers, query parameters and HTTP client config. Saloon request classes are reusable, so you can write a request class once and use it multiple times in your application.

Getting Started

Create a class that is in a similar place to your connector. The class should extend the Request abstract class. After that, overwrite the method property and set the HTTP method your request needs. You should import the Saloon\Enums\Method enum class.
  • protected Method $method = Method::GET;
After that, extend the resolveEndpoint public method. This method should contain the endpoint of the request. You may wish to leave this string blank if you do not have a specific endpoint, like when consuming GraphQL APIs. The endpoint will be combined with the base URL defined within your connector.
See the example request. This request will GET all of the servers from a Laravel Forge account.
Using Laravel, Use the artisan command to create a connector.
php artisan saloon:request <Integration Name> <Request Name>
<?php
use Saloon\Enums\Method;
use Saloon\Http\Request;
class GetServersRequest extends Request
{
protected Method $method = Method::GET;
public function resolveEndpoint(): string
{
return '/servers';
}
}

Using Constructor Arguments

You may add properties to your request class and use a constructor to provide variables into the request instance. Since the request is still a regular class, you may customise it how you like.
For example, If I want to create a request to retrieve an individual server by an ID. I could add a constructor to accept the server ID and use the variable within the endpoint method. This way, I can pass the ID into every request instance.
Definition
Usage
<?php
use Saloon\Enums\Method;
use Saloon\Http\Request;
class GetServersRequest extends Request
{
protected Method $method = Method::GET;
protected function resolveEndpoint(): string
{
return '/servers/' . $this->id;
}
public function __construct(
protected int $id,
) { }
}
$request = new GetServerRequest(id: 12345);

Default Headers and Query Parameters

Some requests require specific headers or query parameters to be sent. To define default headers on your request, you can extend the defaultHeaders method. This method expects a keyed array to be returned. You may use an array in the value of a header for multiple header values. These headers will be merged with the connector’s headers.
<?php
use Saloon\Enums\Method;
use Saloon\Http\Request;
class GetServersRequest extends Request
{
protected Method $method = Method::GET;
public function resolveEndpoint(): string
{
return '/servers';
}
protected function defaultHeaders(): array
{
return [
'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
'Accept' => 'application/json',
'Multiple-Values-Header' => ['Value1', 'Value2'], // Value1;Value2
];
}
}
You may also add a defaultQuery method to your request to specify default query parameters. This method expects a keyed array to be returned.
<?php
use Saloon\Enums\Method;
use Saloon\Http\Request;
class GetServersRequest extends Request
{
protected Method $method = Method::GET;
public function resolveEndpoint(): string
{
return '/servers';
}
protected function defaultQuery(): array
{
return [
'per_page' => 500, // ?per_page=500,
'page' => 1, // &page=1
];
}
}

Default HTTP Client Config

You may want to define custom options to send to the HTTP Client when creating a request. For example, you may want to register a default timeout of 120 seconds on the request. Saloon uses Guzzle as the default HTTP client, so you may use any of Guzzle’s options inside thedefaultConfig method. This method expects a keyed array to be returned. The configuration options will be merged with the connector’s config.
<?php
use Saloon\Enums\Method;
use Saloon\Http\Request;
class GetServersRequest extends Request
{
protected Method $method = Method::GET;
public function resolveEndpoint(): string
{
return '/servers';
}
protected function defaultConfig(): array
{
return [
'timeout' => 120,
];
}
}