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Adding new customer to Prestashop using Web service

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Hi there,


I am trying to add new customer to my Prestashop using the Web service however I keep on getting an error. The error says:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<prestashop xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">




<message><![CDATA[xml error : String could not be parsed as XML

XML length : 0

Original XML : ]]></message>





Here is my sample XML file below:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<prestashop xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">












I am using a REST Client to test this process. My URI is http://51FELCCAYL9VGB9GUXEQJVRSCWWH5CR6@localhost/prestashop/api/customers/?schema=blank and the method is POST.


I hope someone knows the answer to my problem.



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To POST , you have to send your xml content in a parameter called xml

http://yourul/api/customers/?xml='content of your xml'


You can see that in the file webservice/dispatcher.php

Row 61

if (isset($_REQUEST['xml']))
// if a XML is in POST
$input_xml = stripslashes($_REQUEST['xml']);


I use the parameter schema=synopsis instead of schema=blank for my project to create things via the API.

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