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API Endpoint Method

ScraperAPI exposes a single API endpoint for you to send GET requests. Simply send a GET request to http://api.scraperapi.com with two query string parameters and the API will return the HTML response for that URL:
  • api_key which contains your API key, and
  • url which contains the url you would like to scrape
You should format your requests to the API endpoint as follows:
try {
String apiKey = "APIKEY";
String url = "http://api.scraperapi.com?api_key=" + apiKey + "&url=http://httpbin.org/ip";
URL urlForGetRequest = new URL(url);
String readLine = null;
HttpURLConnection conection = (HttpURLConnection) urlForGetRequest.openConnection();
conection.setRequestMethod("GET");
int responseCode = conection.getResponseCode();
if (responseCode == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(conection.getInputStream()));
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((readLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
response.append(readLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());
} else {
throw new Exception("Error in API Call");
}
} catch (Exception ex) {
ex.printStackTrace();
}
To enable other API functionality when sending a request to the API endpoint simply add the appropriate query parameters to the end of the ScraperAPI URL.
For example, if you want to enable Javascript rendering with a request, then add render=true to the request:
try {
String apiKey = "APIKEY";
String url = "http://api.scraperapi.com?api_key=" + apiKey + "&url=http://httpbin.org/ip&render=true";
URL urlForGetRequest = new URL(url);
String readLine = null;
HttpURLConnection conection = (HttpURLConnection) urlForGetRequest.openConnection();
conection.setRequestMethod("GET");
int responseCode = conection.getResponseCode();
if (responseCode == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(conection.getInputStream()));
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((readLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
response.append(readLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());
} else {
throw new Exception("Error in API Call");
}
} catch (Exception ex) {
ex.printStackTrace();
}
To use two or more parameters, simply separate them with the “&” sign.
try {
String apiKey = "APIKEY";
String url = "http://api.scraperapi.com?api_key=" + apiKey + "&url=http://httpbin.org/ip&render=true&country_code=us";
URL urlForGetRequest = new URL(url);
String readLine = null;
HttpURLConnection conection = (HttpURLConnection) urlForGetRequest.openConnection();
conection.setRequestMethod("GET");
int responseCode = conection.getResponseCode();
if (responseCode == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(conection.getInputStream()));
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((readLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
response.append(readLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());
} else {
throw new Exception("Error in API Call");
}
} catch (Exception ex) {
ex.printStackTrace();
}
Last modified 7mo ago