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Added format types to POST endpoints

Marek Szuba requested to merge github/fork/aparton/release/92 into release/92

Created by: aparton


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One or more sentences describing in detail the proposed changes.

For the POST endpoints for hgvs and id vep input, specify the format type

Use case

Describe the problem. Please provide an example representing the motivation behind the need for having these changes in place.

When an array of data is submitted using a POST endpoint, VEP tries to guess which format the data is in, causing potential mistakes


If applicable, describe the advantages the changes will have.

Faulty input data as the first array value of a POST request will no longer crash

Possible Drawbacks

If applicable, describe any possible undesirable consequence of the changes.


Have you added/modified unit tests to test the changes?


If so, do the tests pass/fail?

Pass, of course.

Have you run the entire test suite and no regression was detected?



Are you changing the functionality of an endpoint? If so, please give a one line summary for the public facing changelog.

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