The Designer constructs the final URL for the GET method based on the base URL and port names in the input group. It appends HTTP arguments to the base URL to construct the final URL in the form of an HTTP query string. A query string consists of a question mark (?), followed by name/value pairs. The Designer appends the question mark and the name/value pairs that correspond to the names and values of the input ports you add to the input group.
When you select the GET method and add input ports to the input group, the Designer appends the following group and port information to the base URL to construct the final URL:
?<input group input port 1 name> = $<input group input port 1 value>
For each input port following the first input group input port, the Designer appends the following group and port information:
& <input group input port
name> = $<input group input port
represents the input port.
For example, if you enter www.company.com for the base URL and add the input ports ID, EmpName, and Department to the input group, the Designer constructs the following final URL:
You can edit the final URL to modify or add operators, variables, or other arguments. For more information about HTTP requests and query string, see http://www.w3c.org.