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Python IMDbPY – Getting Series Cast as XML
  • Last Updated : 03 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the series cast information(info-set) in the XML format. Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. Series object contains all the information about the all the episodes and seasons that has records at IMDb data base.

There are basically two ways of doing this one is to filter the series object i.e IMDbPY’s object that has information about the series then converting the filtered data into XML, this way is lengthy and complicated and the second way is by using the keyword, below is the way to do this

In order to get this we have to do the following
1. Import the IMDbPY module
2. Create a instance of IMDB
3. Get the series object with the help of series ID
4. Get the XML format value here it will be in string by converting the series object into XML with the help of ‘cast’ keyword

Below is the implementation




# importing the module
import imdb
   
# creating instance of IMDb
ia = imdb.IMDb()
   
# id 
code = "6077448"
    
# getting information 
series = ia.get_movie(code) 
    
# printing title 
print(series.data['title']) 
  
print("--------------------------------")
  
# converting series object's CAST into XML file
xml_cast = series.getAsXML('cast')
  
# printing some part of the XML file
print(xml_cast[:100])
print(xml_cast[100:200])

Output :



Sacred Games
--------------------------------
<cast infoset="main"<person id="0451307"Saif Ali Khan</name<character id=""<
name Inspector Sartaj Singh</name</character<notes</notes</current-role<current-role<character

Another example




# importing the module
import imdb
   
# creating instance of IMDb
ia = imdb.IMDb()
   
# id 
code = "6468322"
    
# getting information 
series = ia.get_movie(code) 
    
# printing title 
print(series.data['title']) 
  
print("--------------------------------")
  
# converting series object's CAST into XML file
xml_cast = series.getAsXML('cast')
  
# printing some part of the XML file
print(xml_cast[:100])

Output :

Money Heist
--------------------------------
<cast infoset="main"<person id="2216549"<nameÚrsula Corberó</name<current-role<character<name

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