pass a list into requests.get()

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04-11-2020 09:23 AM
JaredPilbeam2
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This gets one URL and prints it in XML format.

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

url = r'''https://secure.shippingapis.com/ShippingAPI.dll?API=Verify&XML=
          <AddressValidateRequest USERID="564WILLC0589"><Address><Address1>
          2451 Avalon Ct</Address1><Address2></Address2><City>Aurora</City>
          <State>IL</State><Zip5></Zip5><Zip4></Zip4></Address></AddressValidateRequest>'''

#get the webpage
response = requests.get(url)
#see if the URL has been correctly encoded
r_url = response.text

#parse the downloaded page to get a beautifulsoup object
new_xml = BeautifulSoup(r_url, features = "xml").prettify()
print(new_xml)‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddressValidateResponse>
 <Address>
  <Address2>
   2451 AVALON CT
  </Address2>
  <City>
   AURORA
  </City>
  <State>
   IL
  </State>
  <Zip5>
   60503
  </Zip5>
  <Zip4>
   8574
  </Zip4>
 </Address>
</AddressValidateResponse>
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But, I have a list of URLs that need to be printed in XML format. Using this list how can I pass one item at a time into requests.get()? Link to text file.

#text file that has all the URLs
txtfile = r'C:\Users\jpilbeam\USPSAPIWCHDUpdateAll.txt'

#convert text file into a list
with open (txtfile) as f:
    x = (list(map(str.strip ,f.readlines())))‍‍‍‍‍
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JoshuaBixby
MVP Esteemed Contributor

If x is a list of URL strings from the text file, you just iterate over x passing each value to requests and printing it:

for i in x:
    response = requests.get(i)

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JoshuaBixby
MVP Esteemed Contributor

If x is a list of URL strings from the text file, you just iterate over x passing each value to requests and printing it:

for i in x:
    response = requests.get(i)
JaredPilbeam2
MVP Regular Contributor

Thanks! That was it. There's a problem now with the URL in this script. I've posted another question about here:  https://community.esri.com/thread/251431-missingschema-invalid-url-no-schema-supplied 

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