Dynamic Health

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Clone a Code Sample

After you explore our API reference and code samples, you can clone one of our code samples to get you started. Our documentation contains a code sample for each resource in four different languages. Whatever language that you are using, you can use our Python code sample below as a model and tweak the parameters to get your desired request.

In the following guide, we create a code sample for the MedsAPI Dynamic Health Custom Articles service. The process of creating the code sample for the resource is described below. For this particular example, we used windows and installed Python 3.6.0 prior to creating the sample.

Note: If you need to look up the URL or parameters for a resource, refer back to the API reference or code sample documentation.

To Create a Code Sample:

  1. Note the request URL for your desired resource.

Request URL


  1. Create a new sample.py file for your sample code.
  2. Add the following code to sample.py.  The code below defines your parameters, forms the request URL, forms the request headers, sends the request and gets the response back.

# File: sample.py
# HTTP Library
import http.client
# Parameters
TOKEN = {Access_Token}
# Form the URL
url = ''.join(['/medsapi-dynamic-health','/v1/','/content','/custom-articles'])
# Create Connection Instance
conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("apis.ebsco.com")
# Create the Request Headers
headers = {
    'accept': "application/json",
    'Authorization': "Bearer TOKEN"
# Send Request 
conn.request("GET", url, headers)
# Get Response
res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

  1. Change {Access_Token} in the sample.py script to the token acquired via the Authentication process (e.g. "Bearer aBc...X1z").

Note: If you would like to use a different resource, you will need to form the URL in the code to match the resource.  Also, you will need to take into account the parameters for the new resource. Refer to our code samples in our service reference for additional guidance.

  1. Save your sample.py file.
  2. Run your script by entering python sample.py in a Command Prompt.  If successful, a JSON response with the requested Dynamic Health content details will be returned and displayed on the screen.

You have completed your first code sample consuming the Dynamic Health API. You are on your way. Have fun!