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$$ENCODE^XTHCURL(): Encodes a Query String

Reference Type: Supported, Category: Toolkit—HTTP Client Helper, Integration Agreement: 5554


The Kernel Toolkit Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Client Helper software release adds a new tool in a set of Infrastructure software tools that developers can use. HTTP is a fast and reliable way for an application to collect data from another source. Kernel Toolkit Patch XT*7.3*123 allows VistA to tap into this information and retrieve Web data.

This code was developed by another VistA application that had a pressing need for this capability. The Kernel Toolkit development team is providing it as generic tool so that other developers may use its functionality for their needs. For example:

This extrinsic function returns an encoded query string used by the $$MAKEURL^XTHCURL API using the HTTP Client Helper 1.0 software. This API was introduced with Kernel Toolkit Patch XT*7.3*123.

NOTE: XTHC* routines are part of the HTTP Client Helper application for developers.



Input Parameters


(required) Query string used by the $$MAKEURL^XTHCURL API.



Returns encoded string.


W $$ENCODE^XTHCURL("1301+clay+st.,Oakland,CA")

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