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I am not having any success using a custom webhook call. I would like to pass a string (value1) and one of my variables (value2) to a webhook,

https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/seq_test/with/key/#####

I set it to method post. Then, no matter what I put in the body, even a blank, I get an error to correct the following:

Variable names must be numbers, letters and underscore only

How do I send these two parameters to my maker ifttt webhook?

Asked by Anonymous on May 19, 2019, at 5:56pm

Hello, apologies but there seems to have been an issue with that form. It should now be resolved.

Can you please try again? Let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks, it works now (at least in terms of not generating an error). But I'm not sure I'm forming the body text correctly. This was my best guess, but it doesn't seem to be triggering the IFTTT maker event

{"value1":"lightCountdown is: ",value2":[lightCountdown]}

Any help would be much appreciated!

You're close! IFTTT doesn't need the name of your parameter, just the value.  What you've written here is actually sending two pieces of data to IFTTT - one contains lightCountdown is: and the other contains the value of the variable lightCountdown.

What you should use is:

{"value1":"[lightCountdown]"}

When this is processed, SEQUEmatic will replace [lightCountdown] with the value of that variable.  This will be available to you in IFTTT as the ingredient {{Value1}}.

Hopefully that works for you, but let me know if you're still having trouble.

Out of interest, what are you trying to achieve overall with this sequence? It sounds interesting wink

Turns out I just had entered the key incorrectly. :(

I am using this to send a notification of the time left until the lights turn off to my phone via IFTTT.

Great, glad you have it working now.

Thanks for this! Doesn't seem to work for me. IFTTT doesn't receive my variables. I have set:

- URL = https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/{event}/with/key/xxxx

- method = GET

- content = plain text

- Body = {"value1":"[variable_1]","value2:"[variable_2]","value3":"[variable_3]"}

Are my settings correct? And is body correctly formatted?

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