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Need help with python script

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trying to get a script working 

import urllib.request, json
with urllib.request.urlopen("XXXXXXXXX.json") as url:
data = json.loads(
print("data received")
for item in data:
except urllib.error.URLError as e:
print(f"Request failed with error: (e)")

this works fine and fetches the data but  I need this to pass through proxy server when I try that it does not work.. any help is apprecaited.


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Path Finder

I normally use requests when handling http or rest calls with python, as I find it really useful

Requests has methods for deserialising json as well and options to configure proxies as well

you might find this helpful?

you can then handle your own exceptions based on the http response - the useless facts api is handy for testing if you want to avoid prod

if you need to handle authentication on the proxy that may be more complex


import requests

def get_content(base, route, proxies):
    url = f'{base}/{route}'
    headers = {
        'Content-Type': 'application/json'
    response = requests.get(url, headers=headers, proxies=proxies)
    return response.json()

def main():
    base = ""
    route = "api/v2/facts/random"
    http_proxy = ""
    https_proxy = ""
    ftp_proxy = ""
    proxies = {
        "http": http_proxy,
        "https": https_proxy,
        "ftp": ftp_proxy
    response = get_content(base, route, proxies)

if __name__ == "__main__":


Path Finder

Will give it try and let you know how it goes.

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