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bottlenose 0.1

A Python hook into the Amazon.com Product Advertising API

Latest Version: 1.1.3

Description

Bottlenose takes care of everything you might want to do with the Amazon Product Advertising API. Unlike other libraries, Bottlenose doesn’t tell you what you can and can’t do. For example: let’s say Amazon adds a new possible value for their Operation parameter. No problem! Bottlenose lets you incorporate these changes into your code immediately, even without updating Bottlenose. How? Check it out below.

Usage

Creation:

>>> import bottlenose
>>> amazon = bottlenose.Amazon(access_key_id, secret_access_key, associate_tag)
>>> response = amazon.ItemLookup(ItemId = "0596520999", ResponseGroup =
    "Images", SearchIndex = "Books", IdType = "ISBN",
    Style="http://xml2json-xslt.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/xml2json.xslt")
{"ItemLookupResponse":{"OperationRequest":{"HTTPHeaders":{"Header":null},"Re...

Notice that I do not like XML. Despite this, you are free to omit the Style parameter when making your calls to Amazon. I like using an amazing XSLT stylesheet written by Doeke Zanstra that does its best to convert XML to JSON. As far as I can tell, it does a pretty amazing job with Amazon’s responses. I’ve included the stylesheet in this project if you’d like to host it yourself.

Want to grab some other data? No problem! Bottlenose to the rescue:

>>> response = amazon.Help(About = "ListSearch", HelpType = "Operation")
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><HelpResponse xmlns="http://webserv...

Any valid API call from the following is supported (in addition to any others that may be added in the future–the code is self-healing, it’s amazing!):

BrowseNodeLookup
CartAdd
CartClear
CartCreate
CartGet
CartModify
CustomerContentLookup
CustomerContentSearch
Help
ItemLookup
ItemSearch
ListLookup
ListSearch
SellerListingLookup
SellerListingSearch
SellerLookup
SimilarityLookup
TagLookup
TransactionLookup
VehiclePartLookup
VehiclePartSearch
VehicleSearch

For more information about these calls, please consult the Product Advertising API Developer Guide (http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSECommerceService/latest/DG/index.html).

License

Copyright &copy; 2010 Dan Loewenherz

See LICENSE for details.

 
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