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URGENT: Custom Content-Type for "Return Data from API"

It is currently only possible to return data as either structured JSON or as a Plain text (Content-Type: Text). This is a debilitating limitation that makes it impossible to interact with API’s that require other content-types for responses, such as XML.

Bubble is already giving us the ability to send an unstructured response body (when you select plain-text), so its a tiny thing to add a Content-Type field above the plain text box (that defaults to “text”) that can be changed to a different content-type. This would solve so many problems and greatly increase the flexibility of the return data from API action.

This has been requested numerous times on the forum already and has been ignored up to this point:



Thanks for bringing this up again. I have been a member since 2017 and created a bubble plugin for Asana that has over 1,000 users and growing. Unfortunately I don’t maintain that plugin as I lost interest in bubble specifically because of this feature not being available. I have requested this feature through the forum and email more than 4 times, but seems this will never be planned.

I have even upgraded bubble in 2018 I think, thinking it might be on those plans only but was informed later it’s not available. Since that day I have never used bubble again as my apps are all based on webhooks that need this feature.
(Only updated the Asana plugin upon request from @allenyang @emmanuel during the Covid days cuz they wanted to publish the plugin in the blog etc, but don’t know it’s status at present)

So good luck convincing such a small and simple feature request that seems will never happen.

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@josh anyway we can push this through? So incredibly simple but a real issue.

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I surely hope so. Last communication I received from support was:

“It looks like you posted on the forum regarding Asana webhooks which is the right approach and are still working through a few suggestions with other users. Let’s continue the conversation there and we can step in if required”

Maybe cuz there wasn’t much response from other members so they haven’t taken it seriously. However now I see others like @trygumball @aj11 @anthony.schanen looking for the same feature.

So we need to collectively request it in one topic. But what’s the recommended workflow? Should it be in bugs, idea, help ?

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Let’s just keep it here for now. Some others that might have a vested interest in seeing this pushed through: @keith @Jici @boston85719

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What’s frustrating is how small of a feature this really is. The functionality of the existing action is not changing, we just need to have a field, that when filled, overrides the default “text” content-type when plain-text is selected.

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Eu estou com o mesmo problema. O Twilio espera uma resposta XML, mas o bubble envia somente em JSON