Basic Auth request error : "invalid body format"

Hi Make community !

I’m new here and trying to make a Basic Auth request for the first time with Make, to get an order list from an order management system.

So here is the request i’m trying to make

but as you can see i’m getting the following error :
ERR_INVALID_BODY_FORMAT",“message”:“Le format du body est incorrect”}

I tried this same request with an other automation tool i used to use, and i don’t get the same error (i manage to get the order list i’m expecting with this other tool. Here is for comparison the json request from this other automation tool, which is working fine

I believe i put the same parameters in the Make Basic Auth request but don’t understand why i’m getting this Body format error. Any idea why…?

thank you very much for your help on this !

Did you use the same Auth header as well?

Do you have a link to the external service’s API documentation?


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Hi @samliew thanks for your answer !

actually i tried to adapt what i had done on the old automation tool i was using into my automation.
Here is what i had put in the tool to get the json above

Maybe the error comes from the ‘explode’ parameter …?

Attached is the external service’s API documentation (sorry this is in french but quite short and probably understandable…?)

API REST e-Kan OMS - Généralités.pdf (128.8 KB)

thank you for your help !

Looks like the documentation is for the authentication, but not for the endpoint you are calling /v1/commandes/liste


You’re right…
I also have this short doc

thanks for your help!

Looks like etatsCommande is accepting an array of strings.

You might want to try

{{ add(emptyarray; "ATTENTE_STOCK") }}


This will make it an array with a single value “ATTENTE_STOCK”

(There is no explode function on Make)


i tried with {{ add(emptyarray; “ATTENTE_STOCK”) }}

but still getting the “code”:“ERR_INVALID_BODY_FORMAT”,“message”:“Le format du body est incorrect”}

However when i check input json it doesn’t seem to put the single value ATTENTE_STOCK in an array as supposed to do… ?

are you sure {{ add(emptyarray; “ATTENTE_STOCK”) }} should do the job ?
many thanks

Ah, you can’t put it in the Query String field.

If you look at the documentation carefully, it says “body”, and the content type is JSON.

Copy everything in the red box into here, and modify accordingly.


It works ! :raised_hands:
Thank you so much for your help ! :pray:

No problem, glad I could help!

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