DomoR vs RdomoSDK

kshivaram ⚪️
edited April 8 in New to Domo

I have been handed an r script that has is using an accessToken to connect to domo and extract a dataset using a dataset ID. My end goal is to translate this to Python, as I have an existing pipeline in python that needs this dataset.

Initially using the naive approach I tried to connect to Domo using pyDomo but was shunted with a tlshandshakeerror, after some digging I revisited the existing r script which was fairly simple, so it did not make sense that the pydomo version of it would need more than a few lines.

the r script initialized the connection as follows:

DomoR::init(customer, domoAccessToken)

but when I try the same using pydomo:

from pydomo import Domo
domo = Domo(customer,domo_access_token)

I get hit with this.

HTTPSConnectionPool(host='', port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /oauth/token?grant_type=client_credentials (Caused by SSLError(SSLError("bad handshake: Error([('SSL routines', 'tls_process_server_certificate', 'certificate verify failed')])")))

On further digging I see that the DomoR package and the rDomo-SDK are vastly different.


DomoR -

Is there a simple way to connect to an existing pipeline using an access token in python using pydomo or even the requests library for that matter? since I see that we can hit the API using appropriate headers. Please check out the init and the fetch methods of the DomoR package.

I don't want to overengineer this as it seems like an unnecessary amount of overhead to just fetch a dataset.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help :)


  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    Looks like your python script is failing because of bad / missing certificates. Have you tried installing the certifi package to install additional certificates with pip and then running your python script?

    pip3 install certifi

    Additionally the pydomo package needs a client_id and client_secret which you can configure from

    They also have an example file in their repository outlining different methods for datasets including exporting a dataset to a string or file here:

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