- Python 2.6 or above
- Requests library
The scrapinghub module is a Python library for communicating with the Scrapinghub API.
First, you connect to Scrapinghub:
>>> from scrapinghub import Connection >>> conn = Connection('APIKEY') >>> conn Connection('APIKEY')
You can list the projects available to your account:
>>> conn.project_ids() [u'123', u'456']
And select a particular project to work with:
>>> project = conn['123'] >>> project Project(Connection('APIKEY'), '123') >>> project.id '123'
To schedule a spider run (it returns the job id):
>>> project.schedule('myspider', arg1='val1') u'4ca37770a1a3a24c45000005'
To get the list of spiders in the project:
>>> project.spiders() [u'spider1', u'spider2']
To get all finished jobs:
>>> jobs = project.jobs(state='finished')
jobs is a JobSet. JobSet objects are iterable and, when iterated, return an iterable of Job objects, so you typically use it like this:
>>> for job in jobs: ... # do something with job
Or, if you just want to get the job ids:
>>> [x.id for x in jobs] [u'4c916f80e8bd6f68c2000000', u'4c9170fae8bd6f6cac000000', u'4c9190bde8bd6f761c000000']
To select a specific job:
>>> job = project.job('4cdacfe7a1a3a27d7a000000') >>> job.id '4cdacfe7a1a3a27d7a000000'
To retrieve all scraped items from a job:
>>> for item in job.items(): ... # do something with item (it's just a dict)
To retrieve all log entries from a job:
>>> for logitem in job.log(): ... # logitem is a dict with logLevel, message, time
To get job info:
>>> job.info['spider'] 'myspider' >>> job.info['started_time'] '2010-09-28T15:09:57.629000' >>> job.info['tags']  >>> job.info['fields_count]['description'] 1253
To mark a job with tag consumed:
To mark several jobs with tag consumed (JobSet also supports the update() method):
To delete a job:
To delete several jobs (JobSet also supports the update() method):