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Abb robot webservice

Interact with ABB Robot Web Services (RWS)


Field Type Description
payload object Includes web service request object.


Field Type Description
payload object Web service request and response object.


msg.payload can be used to override node configured request and includes:

  • msg.payload.request.url (string) - path for web service query.
  • msg.payload.request.method (string) - one of HTTP methods like "GET", "POST", etc.
  • (object) - request data parameters.
  • msg.payload.request.params (object) - parameters to add in URL query, like action.

ℹ️ NOTE: Parameter json=1 is added by default to msg.payload.request.params object.

Example message with query to stop RAPID execution in RWS 1.0:

    "payload": {
        "request": {
            "url": "/rw/rapid/execution",
            "method": "POST",
            "data": { "stopmode": "stop", "usetsp": "normal" },
            "params": { "action": "stop" }

Example output message on query above:

    "payload": {
        "request": {
            "url": "/rw/rapid/execution",
            "method": "post",
            "data": { "stopmode": "stop", "usetsp": "normal" },
            "params": { "action": "stop", "json": 1 }
        "response": {
            "statusText": "No Content",
            "status": 204,
            "data": "",
            "headers": {
                "vary": "Accept-Encoding",
                "x-frame-options": "SAMEORIGIN",
                "content-type": "application/json",
                "x-content-type-options": "nosniff",
                "date": "Fri, 23 Dec 2022 15:16:59 GMT",
                "cache-control": "max-age=0, no-cache, no-store",
                "x-xss-protection": "1; mode=block",
                "connection": "Keep-Alive",
                "pragma": "no-cache",
                "expires": "-1",
                "accept-ranges": "bytes"


Property Description
Name Name of the node instance
Encrypted Use HTTPS connection instead of HTTP
Config A config node with robot connection parameters
Config ID ID of config node
Service List of service categories to query
Forms List of web service functions to query

Additionally to above, depend on selection of Service and Forms some fields are created dynamically to help setup default web service request.