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Easily use API to get product info from their barcode

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Python client for the API


You’ll first need to create an account and get your API key.

Once you have your API key and the package is installed - see below - you are set and ready to go.

Getting ready

To access the Outpan API you’ll need to create an instance of OutpanApi with your API key. You’ll use this objcet to access the API.

from outpan import OutpanApi
api = OutpanApi(my_api_key)

Getting a product’s data

Now that you are set it is time to make calls to the API. The first thing you will want to do is retrieve a product information. For our test we’ll use the test barcode 078915030900.


This call will return the product’s data as a dict:

{'attributes': {'Care': 'Dishwasher safe',
                'Colors': 'White',
                'Manufacturer': 'Progressive International',
                'Material': 'Plastic, Stainless Steel',
                'Part Number': 'GPC-5000'},
 'barcode': '0078915030900',
 'images': ['',
 'name': 'Progressive International Cherry-It Pitter',
 'outpan_url': '',
 'videos': ['',

Creating or editing a product’s name

If you want to create a new object or edit an existing product you can use the method api.add_edit_product_name as showed below:

api.add_edit_product_name("078915030900", "new_name")

Note that this method does not return anything and will replace any existing name.

Creating or editing a product’s attribute

You can also edit or create a product’s attribute using the method add_edit_product_attribute as follow:

api.add_edit_product_attribute("078915030900", "attribute_name", "attribute_value")

Note that this method does return anything and will replace any existing attribute.

From the command line

Thanks to the awesome python package parse_this the Outpan API is accessible directly from the command line!!!

python --help

will give you the help message to know how to use it.

A quick overview of the three methods we’ve already talked about:

python 123456789 add-edit-name 0000000000000 new_product
python 123456789 get-product 0000000000000
python 123456789 add-edit-attr 0000000000000 Origin France

These three command lines use the (fake) API key 123456789 to 1 Create a new product with barcode=’0000000000000’ and name=’new_product’ 2 Retrieve the newly created product and make sure it exists 3 Add an attribute ‘Origin’ with the value ‘France’ for this new product


outpan can be installed using the following command:

pip install outpan

or using easy_install:

easy_install outpan

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