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If the python package is hosted on a repository, you can install directly using:
pip install git+https:////.git
(you may need to run
pip with root permission:
sudo pip install git+https:////.git)
Then import the package:
Install via Setuptools.
python setup.py install --user
sudo python setup.py install to install the package for all users)
Then import the package:
Please follow the installation procedure and then run the following:
from __future__ import print_function import time import openapi_client from openapi_client.rest import ApiException from pprint import pprint configuration = openapi_client.Configuration() # Configure API key authorization: instanceId configuration.api_key['instanceId'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY' # Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed # configuration.api_key_prefix['instanceId'] = 'Bearer' configuration = openapi_client.Configuration() # Configure API key authorization: token configuration.api_key['token'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY' # Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed # configuration.api_key_prefix['token'] = 'Bearer' # Defining host is optional and default to https://api.chat-api.com configuration.host = "https://api.chat-api.com" # Create an instance of the API class api_instance = openapi_client.1InstanceApi(openapi_client.ApiClient(configuration)) try: # Updates the QR code after its expired api_response = api_instance.expiry() pprint(api_response) except ApiException as e: print("Exception when calling 1InstanceApi->expiry: %s\n" % e)
All URIs are relative to https://api.chat-api.com
At the very beginning, we need to connect whatsapp with our script, so as we write the code, we check its operation. To do this, go to your personal account and get a QR code there. Next, open WhatsApp on your smartphone, go to Settings -> WhatsApp Web -> Scan a QR code.
Now we need to indicate a WebHook URL so the server can run the scrip when new messages arrive. Indicate a direct link to your script. You can’t indicate server IP only, but you can indicate the port.
You must have Python
2 >=2.7.9 or Python
3 >=3.4 installed on your system to install and run this SDK. This SDK package depends on other Python packages like nose, jsonpickle etc.
These dependencies are defined in the
requirements.txt file that comes with the SDK.
To resolve these dependencies, you can use the PIP Dependency manager. Install it by following steps at https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/.
Python and PIP executables should be defined in your PATH. Open command prompt and type
This should display the version of the PIP Dependency Manager installed if your installation was successful and the paths are properly defined.
requirements.txt) for the SDK.
pip install -r requirements.txt. This should install all the required dependencies.
The following section explains how to use the WhatsappAPI SDK package in a new project.
Open up a Python IDE like PyCharm. The basic workflow presented here is also applicable if you prefer using a different editor or IDE.
Open in PyCharm to browse to your generated SDK directory and then click
The project files will be displayed in the side bar as follows:
Create a new directory by right clicking on the solution name as shown below:
Name the directory as "test"
Add a python file to this project with the name "testsdk"
Name it "testsdk"
In your python file you will be required to import the generated python library using the following code lines
from WhatsappAPI.WhatsappAPI_client import WhatsappAPIClient
After this you can write code to instantiate an API client object, get a controller object and make API calls. Sample code is given in the subsequent sections.
To run the file within your test project, right click on your Python file inside your Test project and click on