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What is the easiest way to execute API commands?

timo_schmidtimo_schmid Member Posts: 36 EDU
I would like to automatize some actions (reading certain information and then export it) using the API.
I have managed to achieve what I wanted, using the API Explorer. 
So what is the easiest way to execute a few API calls? I have previously used the API python client, but it was not very straight forward for me. As my task is relatively simple, I was wondering if it's possible to execute a few API calls from a simple script/command line?
Thanks for your help,


  • Ethan_KEthan_K Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 57
    Hi Timo,
    For a small task, I think the Python client is ideal. I'm sorry your last experience with it proved difficult - we're always looking to improve it! Can you share both what you are hoping your script will do and the difficulties you had with it last time?
  • timo_schmidtimo_schmid Member Posts: 36 EDU
    Hi Ethan
    The new "custom Table" feature was released just at the right time for us, and I managed to do the required task using this feature.
    But thank you a lot for your offered help! I will try it again with the Python client if I need the API again.
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