This is PromptCloud's data API gem. It can be used to fetch the client specific data from PromptCloud data API. Available API versions are v1 and v2.


Option 1 -

  1. Add below line to your application's Gemfile.

    gem 'promptcloud_data_api'

  2. Now execute below command.

    $ bundle

Option 2 -

Directly install using gem. Command to run -

$ gem install promptcloud_data_api

Usage: ./get_promptcloud_data [options]

-v, --api_version VERSION        to get data from different api version(available versions are v1 and v2, the defalut version is v1)
-u, --user USER                  data api user id(provided by PromptCloud)
-p, --pass PASSWORD              data api password(provised by PromptCloud, used for api v1)
-k, --client_auth_key AUTHKEY    data api client auth key(provided by PromptCloud, used for api v2)
-i, --perform_initial_setup      to perform initial setup
    --display_info               to display config info
    --apiconf APICONFPATH        to override the config file path(config file stores information like client_id, password, client_auth_key, downloadir etc)
    --download_dir DOWNLOAD_DIRECTORY
                                 to override the download directory(which contains downloaded data files)
    --promptcloudhome PROMPTCLOUDHOME
                                 to override the promptcloudhome dir(~/promptcloud)
-t, --timestamp TIMESTAMP        to query promptcloud api for files newer than or equal to given timestamp
    --days DAYS                  to download the data of last few days
    --hours DAYS                 to download the data of last few hours
    --minutes MINUTES            to download the data last few minutes
    --queried_timestamp_file queried TIMESTAMPFILE
                                 to override the last timestamp file(contains last queried timestamp)
    --category CATEGORY          to query promptcloud api for files of the given category(if files of different verticals are placed in different directory under client's parent directory, then files of specific directory can be obtained by specifying that directory name in category option)
    --site SITE_NAME             to query promptcloud api for files of the given site
    --loop                       download new data files and keep looking for new one(i.e it doesn't exit, if no new feed is found it will sleep, minimun sleep time is 10 secs and max sleep time is 300 secs)
    --noloop                     download new data files and and exit, this is the default behaviour
    --bcp                        to download data from PromptCloud backup server(high availability server, should use if main data api server is unreachable)
-h, --help                       Show this message

Example :
    # Initial setup(default config)
    ./get_promptcloud_data --perform_initial_setup --user <username> --pass <password>                              # API v1 requires valid userid and password
    ./get_promptcloud_data --api_version v2  --perform_initial_setup --user <username> --client_auth_kay <auth key> # API v2 requires valid user id and authentication key

    # Download data 
    ./get_promptcloud_data                               # to download data of last 2 days (default)
    ./get_promptcloud_data --timestamp <timestamp>       # to use of timestamp param
    ./get_promptcloud_data --site <test_site> --days 7   # to download data of the site test_site uploaded in last 7 days
    ./get_promptcloud_data --category blog --hours 10    # to download data of the category blog uploaded in last 10 hours
    ./get_promptcloud_data --minutes 20                  # to download data uploaded in last 20 minutes
    ./get_promptcloud_data --bcp                         # to download data from bcp(PromptCloud backup server)
    ./get_promptcloud_data --loop                        # to download data continuously, it will automatically check our API for new data

    # To use own config
    ./get_promptcloud_data --apiconf <apiconf file pull path>             # to override apiconf file
    ./get_promptcloud_data --download_dir <download directory full path>  # to override download directory 
    ./get_promptcloud_data --promptcloudhome <promptcloudhome full path>  # to override promptcloudhome home


  • API v1 requires valid userid and password.
  • API v2 requires userid and authentication key.
  • PromptCloud provides userid and password/authentication key to the client.
  • If option --perform_initial_setup is provided along with other options, then initial setup will be performed(create conf file, download dir).
  • If we do not pass any of --timestamp, --days, --hours and --minutes, then past 2 days data will be downloaded(default setting).

For queries related to this gem please contact the folks at promptcloud or open a github issue.

API Help Links

API v1 -

API v2 -

Access using program

require 'promptcloud_data_api'

For API v1 -

obj ={--perform_initial_setup, :user => "your valid user name", :pass => "your valid password"})

For API v2 -

obj ={--perform_initial_setup, :user => "your valid user name", :client_auth_key => "your valid auth key"})

To download data files(By default it will download the data files which are uploaded in last 2 days) -


To download data files with custom settings, we have to pass an options hash. Example -

options = {}
options[:site] = "test_site"
options[:timestamp] = "timestamp"

Other available options are -


Access using command line

For API v1 -

get_promptcloud_data --perform_initial_setup --user "username" --pass "password"

get_promptcloud_data [--category "category"] [--timestamp "timestamp"]

For API v2 -

get_promptcloud_data --api_version v2  --perform_initial_setup --user "username" --client_auth_kay "auth key"

get_promptcloud_data --api_version v2 [--category "category"] [--timestamp "timestamp"] # API v2


In order to contribute to this gem -

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new pull request