Connect Python applications with the Bigcommerce API
Wrapper over the requests library for communicating with the Bigcommerce v2 API.
Install with pip install bigcommerce or easy_install bigcommerce. Tested with python 2.7.7+ and 3.4, and only requires requests and pyjwt.
import bigcommerce # Public apps (OAuth) # 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='') # Private apps (Basic Auth) api = bigcommerce.api.BigcommerceApi(host='store.mybigcommerce.com', basic_auth=('username', 'api token'))
BigcommerceApi also provides two helper methods for connection with OAuth2:
- api.oauth_fetch_token(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 (returns only a single page of products as a list) api.Products.iterall() # GET /products (autopaging generator that yields all # products from all pages product by product.) 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 api.Products.count() # GET /products/count
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 resource:
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 on the Bigcommerce Developer Portal
- Automatic enumeration of multiple page responses for subresources.
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