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response.status_code – Python requests

Last Updated : 01 Mar, 2020
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response.status_code returns a number that indicates the status (200 is OK, 404 is Not Found). Python requests are generally used to fetch the content from a particular resource URI. Whenever we make a request to a specified URI through Python, it returns a response object. Now, this response object would be used to access certain features such as content, headers, etc. This article revolves around how to check the response.status_code out of a response object. To know more about Status codes for HTTP, visit – HTTP status codes | Successful Responses and HTTP status codes | Informational Responses.

How to use response.status_code using Python requests?

To illustrate use of response.status_code, let’s ping To run this script, you need to have Python and requests installed on your PC.

Prerequisites –
Example code –

# import requests module
import requests
# Making a get request
response = requests.get('')
# print response
# print request status_code

Example Implementation –

Save above file as and run using

Output –


Check that and 200 in the output which refer to HttpResponse and Status code respectively.

Advanced Concepts

There are many libraries to make an HTTP request in Python, which are httplib, urllib, httplib2, treq, etc., but requests is the one of the best with cool features. If any attribute of requests shows NULL, check the status code using below attribute.


If status_code doesn’t lie in range of 200-29. You probably need to check method begin used for making a request + the url you are requesting for resources.

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