If you have been looking for EBAY API – Python code then this article can help.
Rather than use web scraping techniques you can access live EBAY listings via the API with an SDK for Python.
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Firstly install the SDK with pip
- Installing the SDK :
pip install ebaysdk
Add the imports in your code:
from ebaysdk.exception import ConnectionError from ebaysdk.finding import Connection
Using the EBAY API with Python
Provided you have registered for your own API key with EBAY you are good to go.
Using the production site will give you access to real listings, or alternatively experiment in the sandbox version.
When you create an api object with the connection details it will return a response object:
We have used ‘st’ a variable as our keyword search term, but you can use a string directly.
With the response object you now have all of the data you need.
Access it with response.reply.searchResult.item
Don’t use Selenium or Scrapy to access live data – there is no need.
The EBAY API documentation does not always cover Python, so we have shown a useful example which will get you started.
We’ve looked a t how to use findItemsByKeywords you can also find by category or use a combination of the two.
Register for an API key, read the docs, and watch the tutorial on how to use the EBAY API with Python
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