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semantics3-ruby

semantics3-ruby is a Ruby client for accessing the Semantics3 Products API, which provides structured information, including pricing histories, for a large number of products.

API documentation can be found at https://docs.semantics3.com/reference.

Visit https://www.semantics3.com for more information.

Installation

semantics3-ruby can be installed through the RubyGem system:

 gem install semantics3

To build and install from the latest source:

 git clone git@github.com:Semantics3/semantics3-ruby.git
 cd semantics3-ruby
 gem build semantics3.gemspec
 gem install semantics3-<VERSION>.gem

Requirements

See semantics3.gemspec

Getting Started

In order to use the client, you must have both an API key and an API secret. To obtain your key and secret, you need to first create a Semantics3 account. You can access your API access credentials from the user dashboard at https://dashboard.semantics3.com.

Setup Work

Let's lay the groundwork.

require 'semantics3'

# Your Semantics3 API Credentials
API_KEY = 'SEM3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
API_SECRET = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'

# Set up a client to talk to the Semantics3 API
sem3 = Semantics3::Products.new(API_KEY,API_SECRET)

First Request aka 'Hello World':

Let's run our first request! We are going to run a simple search for the word "iphone" as follows:

# Build the request
sem3.products_field( "search", "iphone" )

# Run the request
productsHash = sem3.get_products()

# View the results of the request
puts productsHash.to_json

Sample Requests

The following requests show you how to interface with some of the core functionality of the Semantics3 Products API:

Pagination

The example in our "Hello World" script returns the first 10 results. In this example, we'll scroll to subsequent pages, beyond our initial request:

# Build the request
sem3.products_field( "search", "iphone" )

# Run the request
productsHash = sem3.get_products()

# View the results of the request
puts productsHash.to_json

# Goto the next 'page'
page = 0 
while (productsHash = sem3.iterate_products) do
    page = page + 1 
    puts "We are at page = #{page}"
    puts "The results for this page are:\n"
    puts productsHash.to_json
end

UPC Query

Running a UPC/EAN/GTIN query is as simple as running a search query:

# Build the request
sem3.products_field( "upc", "883974958450" )
sem3.products_field( "fields", ["name","gtins"] )

# Run the request
productsHash = sem3.get_products()

# View the results of the request
puts productsHash.to_json

URL Query

Get the picture? You can run URL queries as follows:

sem3.products_field( "url", "http://www.walmart.com/ip/15833173" )
productsHash = sem3.get_products()
puts productsHash.to_json

Price Filter

Filter by price using the "lt" (less than) tag:

sem3.products_field( "search", "iphone" )
sem3.products_field( "price", "lt", 300 )
productsHash = sem3.get_products()
puts productsHash.to_json

Category ID Query

To lookup details about a cat_id, run your request against the categories resource.

Acceptable values for cat_id can be found on the category tree described here.

# Build the request
sem3.products_field( "cat_id", 4992 )

# Run the request
productsHash = sem3.get_products()

# View the results of the request
puts productsHash.to_json

Webhooks

You can use webhooks to get near-real-time price updates from Semantics3.

Creating a webhook

You can register a webhook with Semantics3 by sending a POST request to "webhooks" endpoint. To verify that your URL is active, a GET request will be sent to the registered address with a verification_code parameter. Your application must read the verification_code query parameter and respond to this request with its value in the response body to complete the verification process.

params = {
    "webhook_uri" => "http://mydomain.com/webhooks-callback-url"
}

 res = sem3.run_query("webhooks","POST",params)
 puts res

To fetch existing webhooks

res = sem3.run_query("webhooks","GET")
puts res

To remove a webhook

webhook_id = "7JcGN81u"
endpoint = "webhooks/"+webhook_id

res = sem3.run_query(endpoint,"DELETE" )
puts res

Registering events

Once you create a webhook, you can start adding events to it. Semantics3 will send you notifications when these events occur. To register events for a specific webhook send a POST request to the "webhooks/{webhook_id}/events" endpoint

params = {
    "type" => "price.change",
    "product" => {
            "sem3_id" => "1QZC8wchX62eCYS2CACmka"
        },
        "constraints" => {
            "gte" => 10,
            "lte" => 100
        }
}

webhook_id = '7JcGN81u'
endpoint = "webhooks/#{webhook_id}/events"

eventObject = sem3.run_query(endpoint,"POST",params)
puts eventObject["id"]
puts eventObject["type"]
puts eventObject["product"]

To fetch all registered events for a give webhook

webhook_id = "7JcGN81u"
endpoint = "webhooks/#{webhook_id}/events"

res = sem3.run_query(endpoint,"GET")
puts res

Webhook Notifications

Once you have created a webhook and registered events on it, notifications will be sent to your registered webhook URI via a POST request when the corresponding events occur. Make sure that your server can accept POST requests. Here is how a sample notification object looks like

{
    "type": "price.change",
    "event_id": "XyZgOZ5q",
    "notification_id": "X4jsdDsW",
    "changes": [{
        "site": "abc.com",
        "url": "http://www.abc.com/def",
        "previous_price": 45.50,
        "current_price": 41.00
    }, {
        "site": "walmart.com",
        "url": "http://www.walmart.com/ip/20671263",
        "previous_price": 34.00,
        "current_price": 42.00
    }]
}

Contributing

Use GitHub's standard fork/commit/pull-request cycle.

If you have any questions, email support@semantics3.com.

Authors

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2017 Semantics3 Inc.

License

The "MIT" License

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