Creating an API

An API endpoint will be automatically created as soon as you run a recipe. Simply click on the API tab of your recipe to get the URL which you can query for extracted data.

When you call this URL, you have the option to return data that was scraped previously or to scrape the target website in real-time (via the &run_now=true parameter) and return live data.

The API tab on your recipe page lists all parameters that you can pass in with the URL in order to modify the recipe, some of which are explained below.

source_urlChange the source URL (page to be scraped) of the recipe. Useful for sites like job boards, accommodation websites etc. where different URLs can be passed in to return different results&source_url=
run_nowRun the recipe before returning results, i.e. scrape the website now. Without this parameter the most recent results are returned from the database&run_now=true
limitLimit how many scrape results are returned in a single call to the API. Applies only to cached data already in database (so when &run_now=false)&limit=1000