Can't succeed to read a .json file hosted on the web

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My problem is a newby one : I try to read a json file that is hosted on the web. I don’t know which node to use httprequest, read binary file. I can’t make it work with n8n.

What is the error message (if any)?

Could you please help me out ?

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Hi @rovisal,
if your json file is hosted on the web you woule use the Http Request node. To read files from the local file system where n8n is running you would use the Read Binary File node.

If your json file is publicly available from the web, i. e. if you can access your json file from your web browser, you would need to make an http GET request with the url from your json.

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Thanks Marcus !

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