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Brickset API getSets call in Python

lin1eylin1ey United StatesMember Posts: 2
query = {'query': 'clone troopers'}

querystring = {'apiKey': secrets.API_KEY,
               'userHash': secrets.USER_HASH, 'params': query}

response = requests.request("GET", url, params=querystring)
print(response.json())

This is the code I use in my python script. However, it returns 
{'status': 'error', 'message': 'Parameter error'}

instead of a success. This is very confusing because the other methods of the API return successfully and calling the API from the website test pages return successfully. This is the only method that I used with a "params" parameter, so I suspect it is related somehow but I am unsure.

Both checkKey and checkUserHash method return successful on both Python and page. What am I doing wrong?

Comments

  • lin1eylin1ey United StatesMember Posts: 2
    Update: I did json.dumps(query) and passed that as a param for params instead and it seemed to do the trick.
    bluemonday
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,014
    I'm glad you sussed it out because I have no idea how to actually use the API :-)
  • bluemondaybluemonday Bristol, UKMember Posts: 1
    Hello, I came across this post as I've just started to look at using the API with Python. If it helps anyone else, the brickse library has been very easy for a new starter: https://pypi.org/project/brickse/
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