A name validation system is a great way to improve customer data accuracy, among other things. So, to go about setting this up, we will be using an API today, one that will essentially eliminate the entire pile of work that would normally be required for such a feature. Let’s begin.
Install the API client as our first step:
pip install cloudmersive-validate-api-client
Now we can use that to create an API instance, and then proceed to call our function from there.
from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_validate_api_clientfrom cloudmersive_validate_api_client.rest import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.NameApi(cloudmersive_validate_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.FirstNameValidationRequest() # FirstNameValidationRequest | Validation request informationtry:# Validate a first nameapi_response = api_instance.name_validate_first_name(input)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling NameApi->name_validate_first_name: %s\n" % e)
And would you believe me if I told you that we are already done? Yup, it’s just that easy.