How to do a HTTP DELETE request with Requests library


Question

I'm using the requests package for interacting with the toggl.com API.

I can perform GET and POST requests:

    payload = {'some':'data'}
    headers = {'content-type': 'application/json'}
    url = "https://www.toggl.com/api/v6/" + data_description + ".json"
    response = requests.post(url, data=json.dumps(payload), headers=headers,auth=HTTPBasicAuth(toggl_token, 'api_token'))

but i cant seem to find a way to perform a DELETE request. Is this possible?

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25
4/17/2012 12:58:35 PM

Accepted Answer

Use requests.delete instead of requests.post

payload = {'some':'data'}
headers = {'content-type': 'application/json'}
url = "https://www.toggl.com/api/v6/" + data_description + ".json"

response = requests.delete(
    url, 
    data=json.dumps(payload), 
    headers=headers,
    auth=HTTPBasicAuth(toggl_token, 'api_token')
)
53
8/27/2019 1:19:50 PM

import requests
url = 'url.example.ap'
headers = {
    'content-type': "multipart/form-data; boundary=---- ",
    'X-Auth-Token': ""anytoken"",
    'Cache-Control': "no-cache"
    }
r = requests.delete(url, headers=headers)
n = os.write(sys.stdout.fileno(), r.content)
print r.content == r.text

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