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Old 25th February 2024, 07:23 AM
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Angry Tab api changes

Has anyone had any luck using the tab api after they made changes recently? Donít know what the changes were, I just canít pull data down since Thursday
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Old 29th February 2024, 06:03 PM
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I fixed mine with help from Discord, i can post what i was told, i had to make changes to the way i was retrieving data, i was previously using Requests with python but i had to change to Selenium so i could create a browser, the browser runs in headless mode, this is what i was told about the issue.

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by default the user agent is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/121.0.0.0 Safari/537.36

in headless mode, the user agent is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) HeadlessChrome/121.0.0.0 Safari/537.36

this contains "HeadlessChrome" which may be blocked, so set the user agent back to the default

options.add_argument("--headless=new")
options.add_argument('--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/121.0.0.0 Safari/537.36"')


I know you can use Selenium with excel but i have not done that as yet, here is my python code that gets around this issue.

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from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By

options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
options.add_argument("--headless=new")
options.add_argument('--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) '
'Chrome/121.0.0.0 Safari/537.36"')
driver1 = webdriver.Chrome(options=options)

driver1.get("https://api.beta.tab.com.au/v1/tab-info-service/racing/dates/2024-02-26/meetings/R/NOW/races/1/?jurisdiction=VIC")

data = driver1.find_element(By.XPATH, "/html/body").text
print(data)
driver1.close()
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Old 2nd March 2024, 05:54 AM
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Thanks, UserAgent was the issue
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Old 2nd March 2024, 10:46 AM
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Thanks, UserAgent was the issue


Do you use excel to get your info or something else?
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Old 3rd March 2024, 06:12 PM
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I use both vba in Ms Access and vb.net
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