Published Sep 14, 2022
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The .post() method sends a POST request to a web server and it returns a response object.


import requests

requests.post("url", **kwargs)

**kwargs are any number of dictionary items (named arguments) that are passed in as parameters. Many different named parameters can be passed in to a POST request. For example, they can be used to include cookies in the request, set proxies, set headers, or set a page timeout.


The .post() method can take in various parameters. These parameters allow a user to communicate additional information to the web server, such as data or JSON, to send in the request body to create or update a resource.

import requests
data = {
"my_key": "my_value"
response = requests.post("https://codecademy.com", data=data)
print(f"{response.status_code}: {response.reason}")

This will print the following output:

200: OK

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The response object returned by the .post() method contains various types of data, such as the webpage text, status code, and the reason for that response.

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