How to print payload of Post request

I’m new to Go and trying to write a test REST API

I’m sending POST how I can read and print payload of Post request to make sure that it sends key: value correctly

Hey Contorax, welcome to the community!

You can craft the request using the http.NewRequest function which returns a http request. You can then print this out once you have set all the values and headers and then execute the request using a http client like this:

package main

  import (

  func main() {

    client := http.Client{}

    body, err := json.Marshal(map[string]string{
      "name": "Elliot",

    if err != nil {

    request, err := http.NewRequest("POST", "https://example.org", bytes.NewBuffer(body))
    if err != nil {

    fmt.Printf("%+v\n", request)

    resp, err := client.Do(request)
    if err != nil {

The official docs for the Request struct can be found here: https://golang.org/pkg/net/http/#Request

Let me know if this helps!

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