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How to convert a requests GET request in Python to asyncio with payloads?

I am trying to parallelize requests to the Wikidata API using Python’s asyncio module.

My current synchronous script does the following:

import requests

base_url = "https://www.wikidata.org/w/api.php&"
payload = {
        "action": "query",
        "list": "search",
        "srsearch": search_term,
        "language": "en",
        "format": "json",
        "origin": "*",
    }
res = requests.get(base_url, params=payload)

I am trying to do the same using asyncio, to send requests asynchronously.

From this blogpost and the documentation, I understood that I need something like:

from aiohttp import ClientSession

async with ClientSession() as session:
        async with session.get(url) as response:
            response = await response.read()

However, I did not manage to find how to add these payloads in the request. Do I have to reconstruct the URL manually or is there a way to send the payloads in asyncio?

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Answer

Try the following code

async with ClientSession() as session:
        async with session.get(url, params=payload) as response:
            response = await response.read()
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