# Getting Started with Python

✋ CAUTION

This third-party integration guide might not be up-to-date with Strapi v4. Contributions (opens new window) are most welcome.

This integration guide is following the Quick Start Guide. We assume that you have fully completed its "Hands-on" path, and therefore can consume the API by browsing this url (opens new window).

If you haven't gone through the Quick Start Guide, the way you request a Strapi API with Python (opens new window) remains the same except that you will not fetch the same content.

# Create a Python file

Be sure to have Python installed (opens new window) on your computer.

touch script.py

# Use an HTTP client

Many HTTP clients are available but in this documentation we'll use Requests (opens new window).

python -m pip install requests

# GET Request your collection type

Execute a GET request on the restaurant Collection Type in order to fetch all your restaurants.

Be sure that you activated the find permission for the restaurant Collection Type.

Example GET request

requests.get("http://localhost:1337/restaurants",
  headers={
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'
  })

Example response

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Biscotte Restaurant",
    "description": "Welcome to Biscotte restaurant! Restaurant Biscotte offers a cuisine based on fresh, quality products, often local, organic when possible, and always produced by passionate producers.",
    "created_by": {
      "id": 1,
      "firstname": "Paul",
      "lastname": "Bocuse",
      "username": null
    },
    "updated_by": {
      "id": 1,
      "firstname": "Paul",
      "lastname": "Bocuse",
      "username": null
    },
    "created_at": "2020-07-31T11:37:16.964Z",
    "updated_at": "2020-07-31T11:37:16.975Z",
    "categories": [
      {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "French Food",
        "created_by": 1,
        "updated_by": 1,
        "created_at": "2020-07-31T11:36:23.164Z",
        "updated_at": "2020-07-31T11:36:23.172Z"
      }
    ]
  }
]

# Example

import requests
import json

class Restaurant:
    def __init__(self):
        self.api_url = "http://localhost:1337"

    def all(self):
        r = requests.get(self.api_url + "/restaurants",
        headers={
          'Content-Type': 'application/json'
        })
        return r.json()

restaurant = Restaurant()
print(restaurant.all())

# POST Request your collection type

Execute a POST request on the restaurant Collection Type in order to create a restaurant.

Be sure that you activated the create permission for the restaurant Collection Type and the find permission for the category Collection type.

In this example a japanese category has been created which has the id: 3.

Example POST request

requests.post("http://localhost:1337/restaurants",
data=json_dumps({
    'name': 'Dolemon Sushi',
    'description': 'Unmissable Japanese Sushi restaurant. The cheese and salmon makis are delicious',
    'categories': [3],
  }),
  headers={
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'
  })

Example response

{
  "id": 2,
  "name": "Dolemon Sushi",
  "description": "Unmissable Japanese Sushi restaurant. The cheese and salmon makis are delicious",
  "created_by": null,
  "updated_by": null,
  "created_at": "2020-08-04T09:57:11.669Z",
  "updated_at": "2020-08-04T09:57:11.669Z",
  "categories": [
    {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Japanese",
      "created_by": 1,
      "updated_by": 1,
      "created_at": "2020-07-31T11:36:23.164Z",
      "updated_at": "2020-07-31T11:36:23.172Z"
    }
  ]
}

# Example

import requests
import json

class Restaurant:
    def __init__(self):
        self.api_url = "http://localhost:1337"

    def all(self):
        r = requests.get(self.api_url + "/restaurants")
        return r.json()

    def create(self, params):
        r = requests.post(self.api_url + "/restaurants",
        data=json.dumps({
            'name': params["name"],
            'description': params["description"],
            'categories': params["categories"]
        }),
        headers={
            'Content-Type': 'application/json'
        })

restaurant = Restaurant()
print(restaurant.create({
    'name': 'Dolemon Sushi',
    'description': 'Unmissable Japanese Sushi restaurant. The cheese and salmon makis are delicious',
    'categories': [3],
}))

# PUT Request your collection type

Execute a PUT request on the restaurant Collection Type in order to update the category of a restaurant.

Be sure that you activated the put permission for the restaurant Collection Type.

Example PUT request

requests.put("http://localhost:1337/restaurants/2",
data=json_dumps({
  'categories': [2]
}),
headers={
'Content-Type': 'application/json'
})

Example response

{
  "id": 2,
  "name": "Dolemon Sushi",
  "description": "Unmissable Japanese Sushi restaurant. The cheese and salmon makis are delicious",
  "created_by": null,
  "updated_by": null,
  "created_at": "2020-08-04T10:21:30.219Z",
  "updated_at": "2020-08-04T10:21:30.219Z",
  "categories": [
    {
      "id": 2,
      "name": "Brunch",
      "created_by": 1,
      "updated_by": 1,
      "created_at": "2020-08-04T10:24:26.901Z",
      "updated_at": "2020-08-04T10:24:26.911Z"
    }
  ]
}

# Example

import requests
import json

class Restaurant:
    def __init__(self):
        self.api_url = "http://localhost:1337"

    def all(self):
        r = requests.get(self.api_url + "/restaurants")
        return r.json()

    def create(self, params):
        r = requests.post(self.api_url + "/restaurants",
        data=json.dumps({
            'name': params["name"],
            'description': params["description"],
            'categories': params["categories"]
        }),
        headers={
        'Content-Type': 'application/json'
        })

    def update(self, id, params):
        r = requests.put(self.api_url + "/restaurants/" + str(id),
        data=json.dumps({
            'categories': params["categories"]
        }),
        headers={
        'Content-Type': 'application/json'
        })

restaurant = Restaurant()
print(restaurant.update(2, {
    'categories': [2]
}))

# Conclusion

Here is how to request your Collection Types in Strapi using Python. When you create a Collection Type or a Single Type you will have a certain number of REST API endpoints available to interact with.