I am sending a HTTP Request to my WiFi module

How can I parse above string in Arduino. First I need to check for STA, if it exists, continue to scan the string. Put Value of ID, in this case HelloWorld should be store in String data type SSID and Value of Pass, in this case Testin123 should be store in String data type Pass.

How can achieve above using ARDUINO code! Please help.

  • Are you sure you don't need to parse GET /STA/ID=HelloWorld/Pass=Testin123 HTTP/1.1, as that is what's send in the http request?
    – Gerben
    Aug 3, 2016 at 20:21
  • I would use strtok() using / as the token separator.
    – Majenko
    Aug 3, 2016 at 21:37
  • @Gerben Exactly that is!
    – MICRO
    Aug 4, 2016 at 7:01

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Your incoming string, as Gerben has mentioned, will actually be more like:

GET /STA/ID=HelloWorld/Pass=Testin123 HTTP/1.1

My personal preferred method is to use strtok() to split the string up. I'd use a two-pass method for this.

First split the string up into three parts - one GET, one the request, and the third the request type (though you don't need to use that for anything). Assume the string is in C string incoming:

char *get = strtok(incoming, " ");
char *request = strtok(NULL, " ");
char *rtype = strtok(NULL, " ");

The request is now pointed to by the *request pointer and the string has been sliced up in-place. So now you can do something similar with the request, this time splitting on / instead of space:

String SSID;
String Pass;

if (request != NULL) {
    char *part = strtok(request, "/");

    bool seenSTA = false;
    while (part) { // While there is a section to process...

        if (seenSTA) {
            if (!strncmp(part, "ID=", 3)) { // We have the ID
                SSID = String(part + 3);
            } else if (!strncmp(part, "Pass=", 5)) { // We have the password
                Pass = String(part + 5);
        } else if (!strcmp(part, "STA")) { 
            seenSTA = true;

        part = strtok(NULL, "/");
  • I thought Strings are evil :D Aug 4, 2016 at 1:26
  • @TisteAndii they are, which is why I do it all as C strings and then finally convert it to String which Anuj wants (supposedly).
    – Majenko
    Aug 4, 2016 at 8:30
  • @Majenko What about STA part? How to check that?
    – MICRO
    Aug 7, 2016 at 10:57
  • The same way as the others, but you don't need to specify the length since it's the entire string you are looking for. if (!strcmp(part, "STA")) { ... whatever here ... }
    – Majenko
    Aug 7, 2016 at 11:07
  • @Majenko I tried this but It can't find STA in entire link. Always showing Not found. Here is ArduinoCode
    – MICRO
    Aug 7, 2016 at 12:20

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