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I enjoy using org-babel for testing/exploring API HTTP endpoints.

#+BEGIN_SRC http :var access-token=select-access-token-from-sql :pretty
GET http://localhost:3000/api/items/71
Authorization: Bearer ${access-token}
#+END_SRC

71 is a hardcoded item id for the given(and only) user that I currently use for testing.

I would like to rewrite this snippet in a way to make it randomly picking a user(e.g. admin or a client), and based on user's ID or role request a specific item id(instead of hardcoded 71)

That's what I've tried and it didn't work:

#+name: sampleUserId
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :results value
(defun sample (items)
  (let* ((size (length items))
         (index (random size)))
    (nth index items)))

(sample (list 11 22 33))
#+END_SRC

#+name: getResourceId
#+begin_src emacs-lisp :var userId=-1
(cond ((eq userId 11)
       111)
      ((eq userId 22)
       222)
      ((eq userId 33)
       333)
      (t "invalidUserId"))
#+end_src

#+BEGIN_SRC sh :var userId=sampleUserId :var resourceId=getResourceId(userId)
echo "Testing using User ID ${userId}, requested resource ID is ${resourceId}"
#+END_SRC

It fails with(probably as expected):

Reference userId not found in this buffer

Is there any approach to fix this issue? Perhaps instead of passing low-level userId this should be more high level construct consisting of user id and all of its item IDs? My other idea was to try using org-babel sessions for it, not sure if that's possible though.

The whole goal of this task is the ease of use, and cycling through roles/requests withoug leaving the SRC block.

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