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pmpbelt - a utility belt for hypermedia APIs

pmpbelt is a python SDK for working with the PMP. It uses and is heavily influenced by Requests. And [Batman](\)).


Requests for python is required.

pip install requests

uritemplate is also required for URI Templating.

pip install uritemplate

An OAuth2 client is also required. A mature, OAuth2 conformant client like rauth is recommended. For simplicity, we've included simple_auth, a very simple client.

You will need PMP credentials and a working knowledge of the PMP. Read the Getting Started guide. You will need user/pw to generate client_id and client_secret before you can begin.

Sample Usage

First, do your imports, create an auth object, and retrieve the PMP home document (BAM!)

import pmpbelt
from simple_auth import AuthClient

client_id = "< REDACTED >"
client_secret = "< REDACTED >"

# PMP sandbox URL
my_uri = ""   

# build an auth object
authtoken = AuthClient( my_uri, client_id, client_secret).get_token()

# perform a GET on the PMP API. 
home_doc = pmpbelt.get(my_uri, authtoken)

You've retrieved the home document as a Collection.doc+JSON object. Let's see what else we have in there:

print home_doc.urns

Prints out your URNs and Query Titles in key/value pairs (POW!):

[{u'urn:pmp:query:users': u'Query for users'},
{u'urn:pmp:query:groups': u'Query for groups'},
{u'urn:pmp:hreftpl:profiles': u'Access profiles'},
{u'urn:pmp:hreftpl:schemas': u'Access schemas'},
{u'urn:pmp:hreftpl:docs': u'Access documents'},
{u'urn:pmp:query:docs': u'Query for documents'},
{u'urn:pmp:query:guids': u'Generate guids'},
{u'urn:pmp:query:files': u'Upload media files'}]

( You can also access all links available in a document. SMACK! )

home_doc.links            # all link relations
home_doc.items            # item links, if available
home_doc.querylinks       # query links
home_doc.editlinks        # edit links, if available
home_doc.navlinks         # navigation links

Let's choose the query for Query for Documents. Let's set its URN in a variable and see the options for that URN:

urn = 'urn:pmp:query:docs' 

print home_doc.options(urn)

We see all query options for the given URN:

{u'author': u'',
 u'collection': u'',
 u'distributor': u'',
 u'distributorgroup': u'',
 u'enddate': u'',
 u'has': u'',
 u'language': u'',
 u'limit': u'',
 u'offset': u'',
 u'profile': u'',
 u'searchsort': u'',
 u'startdate': u'',
 u'tag': u'',
 u'text': u''}

The links correspond to human readable documentation.

We also need to grab the URI template for our URN. We do that with the .template method:

new_uri = my_doc.template(urn)

Print new_uri to see what the template looks like. You can see all our query options listed.{?limit,offset,tag,collection,text,searchsort,has,author,distributor,distributorgroup,startdate,enddate,profile,language}

Choose a few options and save them in a dict.

# all documents tagged 'samplecontent', filtered by profile 'story'
params = {'tag': 'samplecontent', 'profile': 'story'}

Finally, let's call pmpbelt.get again to query for 'story' documents tagged 'samplecontent'. This time, we pass our params into the method call. (KAPLOOEY!!)

new_doc = pmpbelt.get(new_uri, authtoken, params)


This project is open and seeking contributors who are working directly with the PMP. Fork and send a pull request.

That's all for now. Tune in next time. Same Bat time. Same Bat channel.

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