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Python – API.show_list_subscriber() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2020

Twitter is a popular social network where users share messages called tweets. Twitter allows us to mine the data of any user using Twitter API or Tweepy. The data will be tweets extracted from the user. The first thing to do is get the consumer key, consumer secret, access key and access secret from twitter developer available easily for each user. These keys will help the API for authentication.

API.show_list_subscriber()

The show_list_subscriber() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to check if a user is a subscriber of a specified list.

Syntax : API.show_list_subscriber(parameters)

Parameters :

  • list_id : ID of the list.
  • slug : slug of the list.
  • screen_name : screen name of the user to be checked.
  • user_id : user ID of the user to be checked.
  • owner_id : ID of the owner of the list.
  • owner_screen_name : screen name of the owner of the list.

Returns : an object of class User



Example 1 : When the user has subscribed to the list.




# import the module
import tweepy
  
# assign the values accordingly
consumer_key = ""
consumer_secret = ""
access_token = ""
access_token_secret = ""
  
# authorization of consumer key and consumer secret
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
  
# set access to user's access key and access secret 
auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret)
  
# calling the api 
api = tweepy.API(auth)
  
# the ID of the list
list_id = 4343
  
# screen name of the user to be checked
screen_name = "LiptakCarl"
  
# checking if the user is subscribed to the list
api.show_list_subscriber(list_id = list_id, screen_name = screen_name)
  
# if no exception is raised then the user is subscribed to the list
print("The user " + screen_name + " is subscribed to the list " +
      api.get_list(list_id = list_id).name)

Output :

The user LiptakCarl is subscribed to the list Thought Leaders

Example 2 : When the user is not subscribed to the list then an exception is raised.




# the ID of the list
list_id = 4343
  
# screen name of the user to be checked
screen_name = "geeksforgeeks"
  
# checking if the user is subscribed to the list
api.show_list_subscriber(list_id = list_id, screen_name = screen_name)
  
# if no exception is raised then the user is subscribed to the list
print("The user " + screen_name + " is subscribed to the list " +
      api.get_list(list_id = list_id).name)

Output :

    raise TweepError(error_msg, resp, api_code=api_error_code)
tweepy.error.TweepError: [{'code': 109, 'message': 'The specified user is not a subscriber of this list.'}]

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