Source code for scrapy.loader

Item Loader

See documentation in docs/topics/loaders.rst
import itemloaders

from scrapy.item import Item
from scrapy.selector import Selector

[docs]class ItemLoader(itemloaders.ItemLoader): """ A user-friendly abstraction to populate an :ref:`item <topics-items>` with data by applying :ref:`field processors <topics-loaders-processors>` to scraped data. When instantiated with a ``selector`` or a ``response`` it supports data extraction from web pages using :ref:`selectors <topics-selectors>`. :param item: The item instance to populate using subsequent calls to :meth:`~ItemLoader.add_xpath`, :meth:`~ItemLoader.add_css`, or :meth:`~ItemLoader.add_value`. :type item: scrapy.item.Item :param selector: The selector to extract data from, when using the :meth:`add_xpath`, :meth:`add_css`, :meth:`replace_xpath`, or :meth:`replace_css` method. :type selector: :class:`~scrapy.selector.Selector` object :param response: The response used to construct the selector using the :attr:`default_selector_class`, unless the selector argument is given, in which case this argument is ignored. :type response: :class:`~scrapy.http.Response` object If no item is given, one is instantiated automatically using the class in :attr:`default_item_class`. The item, selector, response and remaining keyword arguments are assigned to the Loader context (accessible through the :attr:`context` attribute). .. attribute:: item The item object being parsed by this Item Loader. This is mostly used as a property so, when attempting to override this value, you may want to check out :attr:`default_item_class` first. .. attribute:: context The currently active :ref:`Context <loaders-context>` of this Item Loader. .. attribute:: default_item_class An :ref:`item <topics-items>` class (or factory), used to instantiate items when not given in the ``__init__`` method. .. attribute:: default_input_processor The default input processor to use for those fields which don't specify one. .. attribute:: default_output_processor The default output processor to use for those fields which don't specify one. .. attribute:: default_selector_class The class used to construct the :attr:`selector` of this :class:`ItemLoader`, if only a response is given in the ``__init__`` method. If a selector is given in the ``__init__`` method this attribute is ignored. This attribute is sometimes overridden in subclasses. .. attribute:: selector The :class:`~scrapy.selector.Selector` object to extract data from. It's either the selector given in the ``__init__`` method or one created from the response given in the ``__init__`` method using the :attr:`default_selector_class`. This attribute is meant to be read-only. """ default_item_class = Item default_selector_class = Selector def __init__(self, item=None, selector=None, response=None, parent=None, **context): if selector is None and response is not None: selector = self.default_selector_class(response) context.update(response=response) super().__init__(item=item, selector=selector, parent=parent, **context)