(Deprecated) Connect Python applications with the Bigcommerce API
Note: The Bigcommerce API client is now located in the bigcommerce package.
Wrapper over the requests library for communicating with the Bigcommerce v2 API.
Needs requests and streql (run pip install bigcommerce-api for easiest way to install), and nose and vcrpy to run the tests.
import bigcommerce # OAuth2-based connection # Access_token is optional, if you don't have one you can use oauth_fetch_token (see below) api = bigcommerce.api.BigcommerceApi(client_id='', store_hash='', access_token='') # Legacy Basic authentication api = bigcommerce.api.BigcommerceApi(host='https://store.mybigcommerce.com', auth=('username', 'api token'))
BigcommerceApi also provides two helper methods for connection with OAuth2:
- api.oauth_fetch_token(client_secret, client_secret, code, context, scope, redirect_uri) – fetches and returns an access token for your application. As a side effect, configures api to be ready for use.
- BigcommerceApi.oauth_verify_payload(signed_payload, client_secret) – Returns user data from a signed payload.
Accessing and objects
The api object provides access to each API resource, each of which provides CRUD operations, depending on capabilities of the resource:
api.Products.all() # GET /products api.Products.get(1) # GET /products/1 api.Products.create(name='', type='', ...) # POST /products api.Products.get(1).update(price='199.90') # PUT /products/1 api.Products.delete_all() # DELETE /products api.Products.get(1).delete() # DELETE /products/1
The client provides full access to subresources, both as independent resources:
api.ProductOptions.get(1) # GET /products/1/options api.ProductOptions.get(1, 2) # GET /products/1/options/2
And as helper methods on the parent resoource:
api.Products.get(1).options() # GET /products/1/options api.Products.get(1).options(1) # GET /products/1/options/1
These subresources implement CRUD methods in exactly the same way as regular resources:
Filters can be applied to all methods as keyword arguments:
customer = api.Customers.all(first_name='John', last_name='Smith') orders = api.Orders.all(customer_id=customer.id)
Minimal validation of data is performed by the client, instead deferring this to the server. A HttpException will be raised for any unusual status code:
- 3xx status code: RedirectionException
- 4xx status code: ClientRequestException
- 5xx status code: ServerException
The low level API
The high level API provided by bigcommerce.api.BigcommerceApi is a wrapper around a lower level api in bigcommerce.connection. This can be accessed through api.connection, and provides helper methods for get/post/put/delete operations.
Full documentation of the API is available at developer.bigcommerce.com
- Count endpoints
- Automatic enumeration of multiple page responses
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