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Algolia Search Asyncronous API Client for Python

Project Description

Algolia Asynchronous Python Client

This package is designed to replace the `algoliasearch <https://github.com/algolia/algoliasearch-client-python>`__ package in asynchronous environments.

This package is only compatible with python 3.4 and onward.

What it does

  • Is compatible with python asyncio.
  • Provide asynchronous alternatives to most of the client methods. All those methods are just suffixed by _async (search_async, add_object_async, etc.)
  • Still provide synchronous versions of the methods.
  • Uses aiohttp as the HTTP underlying library.
  • Uses __aexit__ to avoid manually closing aiohttp sessions with python >= 3.5.1.

What it does not

  • Implement the search_disjunctive_faceting method.
  • Support task canceling (yet).

Installation and Dependencies

Most of the logic of the synchronous client is being used here, so this client depends on the synchronous one. It also depends on aiohttp.

To install this package: pip install algoliasearchasync.

Documentation

All the asynchronous functions have the same names as the synchronous ones with _async appended. Synchronous methods keep the same name.

Arguments taken by the asynchronous functions are the same as the synchronous one, for documentation on the behavior of each function please see:

Examples

With python >= 3.4

import asyncio
from algoliasearchasync import ClientAsync


@asyncio.coroutine
def main(terms):
    client = ClientAsync('<APP_ID>', '<API_KEY>')
    index = client.init_index('<INDEX_NAME>')
    # Create as many searches as there is terms.
    searches = [index.search_async(term) for term in terms]
    # Store the aggregated results.
    s = yield from asyncio.gather(*searches)
    # Client must be closed manually before exiting the program.
    yield from client.close()
    # Return the aggregated results.
    return s


terms = ['<TERM2>', '<TERM2>']
loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()
# Start and wait for the tasks to complete.
complete = loop.run_until_complete(asyncio.gather(*searches))
for term, search in zip(terms, complete):
    print('Results for: {}'.format(term))
    # Display the field '<FIELD>' of each result.
    print('\n'.join([h['<FIELD>'] for h in search['hits']]))

With python >= 3.5.1

import asyncio
from algoliasearchasync import ClientAsync


# Define a coroutine to be able to use `async with`.
async def main(terms):
    # Scope the client for it to be closed automatically.
    async with ClientAsync('<APP_ID>', '<API_KEY>') as client:
        index = c.init_index('<INDEX_NAME>')
        # Create as many searches as there is terms.
        searches = [index.search_async(term) for term in terms]
        # Return the aggregated results.
        return await asyncio.gather(*searches)


terms = ['<TERM1>', '<TERM2>']
loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()
# Start and wait for the tasks to complete.
complete = loop.run_until_complete(main(terms))
for term, search in zip(terms, complete):
    print('Results for {}'.format(term))
    # Display the field '<FIELD>' of each result.
    print('\n'.join([h['<FIELD>'] for h in search['hits']]))
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