Developer Interface

class apypie.Api(**kwargs)

Apipie API bindings

Parameters:
  • uri – base URL of the server
  • username – username to access the API
  • password – username to access the API
  • api_version – version of the API. Defaults to 1
  • language – prefered locale for the API description
  • apidoc_cache_base_dir – base directory for building apidoc_cache_dir. Defaults to ~/.cache/apipie_bindings.
  • apidoc_cache_dir – where to cache the JSON description of the API. Defaults to apidoc_cache_base_dir/<URI>.
  • apidoc_cache_name – name of the cache file. If there is cache in the apidoc_cache_dir, it is used. Defaults to default.
  • verify_ssl – should the SSL certificate be verified. Defaults to True.

Usage:

>>> import apypie
>>> api = apypie.Api(uri='https://api.example.com', username='admin', password='changeme')
apidoc

The full apidoc.

The apidoc will be fetched from the server, if that didn’t happen yet.

Returns:The apidoc.
apidoc_cache_file

Full local path to the cached apidoc.

cache_extension

File extension for the local cache file.

Will include the language if set.

call(resource_name, action_name, params=None, headers=None, options=None, data=None, files=None)

Call an action in the API.

It finds most fitting route based on given parameters with other attributes necessary to do an API call.

Parameters:
  • resource_name – name of the resource
  • action_name – action_name name of the action
  • params – Dict of parameters to be sent in the request
  • headers – Dict of headers to be sent in the request
  • options – Dict of options to influence the how the call is processed * skip_validation (Bool) false - skip validation of parameters
  • data – Binary data to be sent in the request
  • files – Binary files to be sent in the request
Returns:

dict object

Return type:

dict

Usage:

>>> api.call('users', 'show', {'id': 1})
clean_cache()

Remove any locally cached apidocs.

http_call(http_method, path, params=None, headers=None, data=None, files=None)

Execute an HTTP request.

Parameters:
  • params – Dict of parameters to be sent in the request
  • headers – Dict of headers to be sent in the request
  • data – Binary data to be sent in the request
  • files – Binary files to be sent in the request
Returns:

dict object

Return type:

dict

resource(name)

Get a resource.

Parameters:name – the name of the resource to load
Returns:Resource object
Return type:apypie.Resource

Usage:

>>> api.resource('users')
resources

List of available resources.

Usage:

>>> api.resources
['comments', 'users']
validate_cache(cache_name)

Ensure the cached apidoc matches the one presented by the server.

Parameters:cache_name – The name of the apidoc on the server.
class apypie.Resource(api, name)

Apipie Resource

action(name)

Get an Action for this resource.

Parameters:name – The name of the action.
actions

Actions available for this resource.

Returns:The actions.
call(action, params=None, headers=None, options=None, data=None, files=None)

Call the API to execute an action for this resource.

Parameters:
  • action – The action to call.
  • params – The params that should be passed to the API.
  • headers – Additional headers to be passed to the API.
  • options – Options
  • data – Binary data to be submitted to the API.
  • files – Files to be submitted to the API.
Returns:

The API response.

has_action(name)

Check whether the resource has a given action.

Parameters:name – The name of the action.
class apypie.Action(name, resource, api)

Apipie Action

apidoc

The apidoc of this action.

Returns:The apidoc.
call(params=None, headers=None, options=None, data=None, files=None)

Call the API to execute the action.

Parameters:
  • params – The params that should be passed to the API.
  • headers – Additional headers to be passed to the API.
  • options – Options
  • data – Binary data to be submitted to the API.
  • files – Files to be submitted to the API.
Returns:

The API response.

examples

The examples of this action.

Returns:The examples.
static filter_empty_params(params=None)

Filter out any params that have no value.

Parameters:params – The params to filter.
Returns:The filtered params.
find_route(params=None)

Find the best matching route for a given set of params.

Parameters:params – Params that should be submitted to the API.
Returns:The best route.
params

The params accepted by this action.

Returns:The params.
prepare_params(input_dict)

Transform a dict with data into one that can be accepted as params for calling the action.

This will ignore any keys that are not accepted as params when calling the action. It also allows generating nested params without forcing the user to care about them.

Parameters:input_dict – a dict with data that should be used to fill in the params
Returns:dict object
Return type:dict

Usage:

>>> action.prepare_params({'id': 1})
{'user': {'id': 1}}
routes

The routes this action can be invoked by.

Returns:The routes
validate(values, data=None, files=None)

Validate a given set of parameter values against the required set of parameters.

Parameters:
  • values – The values to validate.
  • data – Additional binary data to validate.
  • files – Additional files to validate.
class apypie.Param(**kwargs)

Apipie Param

class apypie.Route(path, method, description='')

Apipie Route

params_in_path

Params that can be passed in the path (URL) of the route.

Returns:The params.
path_with_params(params=None)

Fill in the params into the path.

Returns:The path with params.
class apypie.Example(http_method, path, args, status, response)

Apipie Example

classmethod parse(example)

Parse an example from an apidoc string

Returns:The parsed Example