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Im getting Internal Server Error 500 when updating a confluence page via Curl


The curl call im using is this one:

curl --location --request PUT --header "Accept: application/json" --header "Content-Type: application/json" --user user:password  --data "{\"id\": \"21169510\",\"type\": \"page\",\"title\": \"Test Doors\",\"space\": {\"key\": \"TOOL\"},\"body\": {\"storage\": {\"value\": \" <p class=\"auto-cursor-target\"><br /></p><table><colgroup><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><tbody><tr><th>KPI</th><th>KPI</th><th>KPI</th></tr><tr><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>1</td></tr></tbody></table><p class=\"auto-cursor-target\"><br /></p>  \",\"representation\": \"storage\"}},\"version\": {\"number\": \"13\"}}"

Im getting problems when updating the content of a page with something more complex than a simple sentence (in this case it works perfectly). If i dont use the \" with the body-storage-value, it gets an error with the < character, and if i use it, it answers with 500 internal server error. in this case i was trying to create a table.

Does anybody know what am I doing wrong?

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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Oct 14, 2021

Dear @Pablo Garijo ,

I know this kind of problems - made the same xp in the past. In most cases its a problem with encoding / escaping special chars.

I recommend to use first a browser extension for posting REST calls. There you can step by step debug you JSON payload.

Then I also recommend to call curl from a script. Python or PHP are pretty fine. They have both functions to encode the data to UTF-8.

So long


Thank you for your answer. Using Postman I am able to do it, but i need  to use the curl commands so i can automate it later. Its just matter of knowing how do i need to introduce the data for the body content, and how do i need to put the \" characters. I am able to do it creating a Json from the command line and adding in there the variables but that is significantly more difficult. So if anyone knows how to solve my doubt it would be great.

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