When a minion has been configured with a method type of POST or PUT then a JSON template must be provided so the minion knows "What" data to provide the endpoint with. JSON is an open standard file format, and data interchange format, that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data. The JSON template for minions is like a set of instructions that tells the minion how to map external system fields to process field values.
JSON Template Example:
"siteId": $Existing Site$,
"contactId": $Existing Contact$,
"companyName": "Test Company Ltd",
"siteName": $New Site$,
"address1": $Address Line 1$,
"address2": $Address Line 2$,
"address3": $Address Line 3$,
"telephone": $Direct Phone$
The referenced fields on the left side of the colon in the example above are the fields you want to map to in the external system. To the right of the colon are the values we want to map to the external field. You can add static values by typing the value into the JSON template directly however, number values and string values have different syntax; string values must be wrapped in quotations (" ") whereas number values are entered without quotations (see companyId and companyName in the example above).
In most cases you will want to map a process field value instead of a static value. The syntax for this is $FieldName$.