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Python Requests post() Method

❮ Requests Module


Make a POST request to a web page, and return the response text:

import requests

url = ''
myobj = {'somekey': 'somevalue'}

x =, data = myobj)

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Definition and Usage

The post() method sends a POST request to the specified url.

The post() method is used when you want to send some data to the server.

Syntax, data={key: value}, json={key: value}, args)

args means zero or more of the named arguments in the parameter table below. Example:, data = myobj, timeout=2.50)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
url Try it Required. The url of the request
data Try it Optional. A dictionary, list of tuples, bytes or a file object to send to the specified url
json Try it Optional. A JSON object to send to the specified url
files Try it Optional. A dictionary of files to send to the specified url
allow_redirects Try it Optional. A Boolean to enable/disable redirection.
Default True (allowing redirects)
auth Try it Optional. A tuple to enable a certain HTTP authentication.
Default None
cert Try it Optional. A String or Tuple specifying a cert file or key.
Default None
cookies Try it Optional. A dictionary of cookies to send to the specified url.
Default None
headers Try it Optional. A dictionary of HTTP headers to send to the specified url.
Default None
proxies Try it Optional. A dictionary of the protocol to the proxy url.
Default None
stream Try it Optional. A Boolean indication if the response should be immediately downloaded (False) or streamed (True).
Default False
timeout Try it Optional. A number, or a tuple, indicating how many seconds to wait for the client to make a connection and/or send a response.
Default None which means the request will continue until the connection is closed
verify Try it
Try it
Optional. A Boolean or a String indication to verify the servers TLS certificate or not.
Default True

Return Value

A requests.Response object.

❮ Requests Module