How can I import "curl" API in MATLAB using webread function?

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Josh Goreham
Josh Goreham on 28 Apr 2022
Commented: Josh Goreham on 29 Apr 2022
I am trying to import a dataset from a website (https://www.sapsailing.com/sailingserver/webservices/api/v1/) using their API. The specific website to use (from their example) is: curl "https://www.sapsailing.com/sailingserver/api/v1/regattas/Kornati%20Cup%202019%20-%20B46/races/B46%20R1/startanalysis"
In the case above, I believe my issue is the "curl" portion of the website. I am unsure what this is or how to code it into MATLAB. I tried the following:
api_url = 'https://www.sapsailing.com/sailingserver/api/v1/regattas/Kornati%20Cup%202019%20-%20B46/races/B46%20R1/startanalysis';
api = webread(api_url);
With this error message:
Error using matlab.internal.webservices.HTTPConnector/copyContentToByteArray
The server returned the status 404 with message "Not Found" in response to the request to URL
https://www.sapsailing.com/sailingserver/api/v1/regattas/Kornati%20Cup%202019%20-%20B46/races/B46%20R1/startanalysis.
Error in readContentFromWebService (line 46)
byteArray = copyContentToByteArray(connection);
Error in webread (line 125)
[varargout{1:nargout}] = readContentFromWebService(connection, options);
I also included "curl" in the webread function, but that did not work either.
I am able to import data from a similar website using this code:
api_url = 'http://www.sapsailing.com/sailingserver/api/v1/leaderboards';
api = webread(api_url);
I appreciate any help.
Thank you,
Josh

Accepted Answer

Jan
Jan on 28 Apr 2022
Edited: Jan on 28 Apr 2022
What about using curl instead? This is included in Linux, MacOS and Windows also:
system(['curl "https://www.sapsailing.com/sailingserver/api/v1/regattas/', ...
'Kornati%20Cup%202019%20-%20B46/races/B46%20R1/startanalysis"'])
The web service replies: "Could not find a regatta with name 'Kornati Cup 2019 - B46'"
So there seems to be another problem.
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