You can use the global $http.send(config) helper to send HTTP requests to external services.
    This could be used for example to retrieve data from external data sources, to make custom requests to a payment provider API, etc.

    Below is a list with all currently supported config options and their defaults.

    // throws on timeout or network connectivity error const res = $http.send({ url: "", method: "GET", body: "", // ex. JSON.stringify({"test": 123}) or new FormData() headers: {"content-type": "application/json"}, timeout: 120, // in seconds }) console.log(res.headers) // the response headers (ex. res.headers['X-Custom'][0]) console.log(res.cookies) // the response cookies (ex. res.cookies.sessionId.value) console.log(res.statusCode) // the response HTTP status code console.log(res.raw) // the response body as plain text console.log(res.json) // the response body as parsed json array or map

    Here is an example that will enrich a single book record with some data based on its ISBN details from

    onRecordBeforeCreateRequest((e) => { const isbn = e.record.get("isbn"); // try to update with the published date from the openlibrary API try { const res = $http.send({ url: "" + isbn + ".json", }) if (res.statusCode == 200) { e.record.set("published", res.json.publish_date) } } catch (err) { console.log("request failed", err); } }, "books")

    In order to send multipart/form-data requests (ex. uploading files) the request body must be a FormData instance.

    PocketBase JSVM's FormData has the same APIs as its browser equivalent with the main difference that for file values instead of Blob it accepts $filesystem.File.

    const formData = new FormData(); formData.append("title", "Hello world!") formData.append("documents", $filesystem.fileFromBytes("doc1", "doc1.txt")) formData.append("documents", $filesystem.fileFromBytes("doc2", "doc2.txt")) const res = $http.send({ url: "https://...", method: "POST", body: formData, }) console.log(res.statusCode)