Send Information over HTTP

Media Server includes an output engine for sending data to a server through an HTTP POST request. The body of the request contains the information produced by the XSL transformation.

To send information over HTTP

  1. Create a new configuration to send to Media Server with the process action, or open an existing configuration that you want to modify.

  2. Add a new output task by setting the OutputEngineN parameter. You can give the task any name, for example:

  3. Create a configuration section for the engine by typing the task name inside square brackets. For example:

  4. In the new section, set the following parameters:

    Type The output engine to use. Set this parameter to httppost.
    DestinationURL The URL to send the information to. You can include macros in the URL.
    XSLTemplate The path to the XSL template to use to transform records and produce the body of the request.
    Input (Optional) A comma-separated list of the tracks that you want to include in the output. Specify one or more tracks. If you do not set this parameter, the engine includes all tracks that are preset as 'output' tracks. For information about whether a track is considered an 'output' track, refer to documentation for your analysis, encoding, and ESP engines in the Media Server Reference.
  5. Configure how to combine records into HTTP requests. For information about how you can combine records, see Choose How to Output Data.

  6. Save and close the configuration file. HPE recommends that you save your configuration files in the location specified by the ConfigDirectory parameter.


The following is an example configuration to send documents to a CFS over HTTP.