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I try to create a new contact but I get an error (please see the attachment) 

This is my code:

Public Function POST_Contact_FullInfo(ByVal XMLData As String) As String

 Dim sPassword As String = My.Settings.API_password

        Dim sUsername As String = My.Settings.API_username

        Dim sAPIKey As String = My.Settings.API_Key

        Dim sUri As String = "" & sUsername & str_Contact_uri


        'setup httpWebReqeust to send the data

        Dim theLoginCredentials As CredentialCache = New CredentialCache()


        theLoginCredentials.Add(New Uri(sUri), "Basic", New NetworkCredential((sAPIKey & "%" & sUsername), sPassword))

        Dim address As New Uri(sUri)

        Dim theRequest As HttpWebRequest = TryCast(WebRequest.Create(address), HttpWebRequest)

        theRequest.Credentials = theLoginCredentials

        theRequest.Method = WebRequestMethods.Http.Post '"POST" '

        theRequest.ContentType = "application/atom+xml"

        theRequest.PreAuthenticate = True

''' I used the same credentials for getting data and they are ok.

        Dim byteArray As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(XMLData)

        Dim XMLResponse As String = "" '= "Bytes to send: " + byteArray.Length


            theRequest.ContentLength = byteArray.Length

            '// Create a stream for the POST Request

            Dim streamRequest As Stream = theRequest.GetRequestStream()

            streamRequest.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.Length)


            Dim reqResponse As HttpWebResponse

            reqResponse = TryCast(theRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)


            Dim reader As New StreamReader(reqResponse.GetResponseStream())

            XMLResponse = reader.ReadToEnd()

            '// Close Reader


            ' End Using

            '// Close the response to free up the system resources


        Catch ex As Exception


        End Try

Please help me with this.






It looks like the problems

It looks like the problems all involve bad XML.  There were three errors in the 400 request with the ContactList node, one with the Contact node and you had redundant nodes of StateName and StateCode.  Here is the corrected XML for the 400 request.  The 500 request has similar problems that you can correct as well.



  1. <entry xmlns="">

  2. <title type="text"></title>

  3. <updated>2008-07-23T14:21:06.407Z</updated>

  4. <author></author>

  5. <id>data:,none</id>

  6. <summary type="text">Contact</summary>

  7. <content type="application/vnd.ctct+xml">

  8. <Contact xmlns="">

  9. <EmailAddress></EmailAddress>

  10. <FirstName>aaa</FirstName>

  11. <MiddleName></MiddleName>

  12. <LastName>bbb</LastName>

  13. <HomePhone></HomePhone>

  14. <Addr1></Addr1>

  15. <Addr2></Addr2>

  16. <Addr3></Addr3>

  17. <City></City>

  18. <StateName></StateName>

  19. <PostalCode></PostalCode>

  20. <SubPostalCode></SubPostalCode>

  21. <CountryCode></CountryCode>

  22. <CompanyName></CompanyName>

  23. <JobTitle></JobTitle>

  24. <WorkPhone></WorkPhone>

  25. <EmailType>HTML</EmailType>

  26. <OptInSource>ACTION_BY_CONTACT</OptInSource>

  27. <Note></Note>

  28. <CustomField1></CustomField1>

  29. <CustomField2></CustomField2>

  30. <CustomField3></CustomField3>

  31. <CustomField4></CustomField4>

  32. <CustomField5></CustomField5>

  33. <CustomField6></CustomField6>

  34. <CustomField7></CustomField7>

  35. <CustomField8></CustomField8>

  36. <CustomField9></CustomField9>

  37. <CustomField10></CustomField10>

  38. <CustomField11></CustomField11>

  39. <CustomField12></CustomField12>

  40. <CustomField13></CustomField13>

  41. <CustomField14></CustomField14>

  42. <CustomField15></CustomField15>

  43. <ContactLists>

  44. <ContactList id="" />

  45. </ContactLists>

  46. </Contact>

  47. </content>

  48. </entry>

Dave Berard
Senior Product Manager, Constant Contact
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