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Empty response in Python SDK example a.py ?

Path Finder

I am working through the Python SDK and getting this error on the first script.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\.\Downloads\splunk-sdk-python-1.6.0\examples\abc\a.py", line 49, in <module>
    sessionKey = ElementTree.XML(body).findtext("./sessionKey")
  File "C:\Python27\lib\xml\etree\ElementTree.py", line 1312, in XML
    return parser.close()
  File "C:\Python27\lib\xml\etree\ElementTree.py", line 1665, in close
    self._raiseerror(v)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\xml\etree\ElementTree.py", line 1517, in _raiseerror
    raise err
ParseError: no element found: line 1, column 0

I tried printing the contents of 'body' and it is empty.

1 Solution

Path Finder

It looks like the connection was being closed before the response was being read..

        try:
            connection.request("POST", "/services/auth/login", body, headers)
            response = connection.getresponse()
        finally:
            **connection.close()**
        if response.status != 200:
            raise Exception, "%d (%s)" % (response.status, response.reason)
        **body = response.read()**
        sessionKey = ElementTree.XML(body).findtext("./sessionKey")

If you fix it up a little, it will work..

        try:
            connection.request("POST", "/services/auth/login", body, headers)
            response = connection.getresponse()
        finally:
            **#connection.close()**
            print ''
        if response.status != 200:
            raise Exception, "%d (%s)" % (response.status, response.reason)
        **body = response.read()**
        **connection.close()**
        sessionKey = ElementTree.XML(body).findtext("./sessionKey")

I'm wondering if anyone else has ever used this example 😉

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Path Finder

It looks like the connection was being closed before the response was being read..

        try:
            connection.request("POST", "/services/auth/login", body, headers)
            response = connection.getresponse()
        finally:
            **connection.close()**
        if response.status != 200:
            raise Exception, "%d (%s)" % (response.status, response.reason)
        **body = response.read()**
        sessionKey = ElementTree.XML(body).findtext("./sessionKey")

If you fix it up a little, it will work..

        try:
            connection.request("POST", "/services/auth/login", body, headers)
            response = connection.getresponse()
        finally:
            **#connection.close()**
            print ''
        if response.status != 200:
            raise Exception, "%d (%s)" % (response.status, response.reason)
        **body = response.read()**
        **connection.close()**
        sessionKey = ElementTree.XML(body).findtext("./sessionKey")

I'm wondering if anyone else has ever used this example 😉

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