Retrieves the data or downloads a file using the HTTP protocol with the request method GET from the specified URL.


  • URL Specifies the URL to be received data.

  • Parameters Specifies data items to be posted. A data item should be a name/value pair.

  • Populate variable with status code Specifies a variable that populates with the status code received from the web after posting the data to the data.

  • Store received data into Specifies a variable to hold the received data.

  • Result data type Specifies the data type of received, it can be the binary format or text format.

  • Store received data into local file Specifies a file to save the received data from the web.

  • If file exists Specifies how to store the data if the local file does exist. It can be one of the following:

    • Don't save
    • Overwrite existing file
    • Save with a unique file name (A number will be appended to the file name)
  • Authentication information Specifies the user name and password if authentication is required for accessing the URL.

  • Store response header into Specifies a variable to hold the response header from the web site.
  • Encoded data Specifies how to encode the post data, it can be "Default" or "Multi-part form data". If you want upload files, you must use the option "Multi-part form data". For more information, you please refer to the HTTP protocol.

  • Cookies set/from variable Specifies the cookies data source and the target. The cookies data in a variable can be sent to the server. The variable will also store the cookies data from the server. HTTP cookies is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website.

  • User agent User-Agent header, which specifies information about the client agent.

  • Extra headers Specifies the custom HTTP headers to be added when sending the request the URL.

  • Do not automatically handle cookies Specifies whether to set cookies automatically. This option may affect the website behavior, you would tick it off if the site returns a wrong result and try again.


  • For more information about the proxy options, please refer to "Proxy".
  • For more information about the timeout options, please refer to "Timeout".