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Tool to integrate your Python app with Poco.

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python-poco provides classes that can be used to integrate your software with the South African postal code lookup service at http://poco.co.za. Basic usage is crazy simple:

#!/usr/bin/env python

from poco.poco import PocoSearcher

results = PocoSearcher.results_as_dicts('Wingate Park')
objects = PocoSearcher.results_as_objects('Wingate Park')

In the above example, ‘results’ is a list which contains dictionaries with the following keys: id, suburb, area, postal, street. Similarly, ‘objecst’ is a list which contains objects of the PocoLocation class. The PocoLocation class has the same keys mentioned above as class attributes. So basically, use results_as_dicts or results_as_objects, depending on what your application needs.

One important caveat: The following rules apply:

  • The search term cannot be empty.
  • The search term must contain at least 3 characters.

An exception of type requests.exceptions.HTTPError will be raised if the above requirements are not met.

For reference, the Poco API documentation is available at http://poco.co.za/api/.

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