class pynetbox.core.response.Record(values, api, endpoint)

Create python objects from netbox API responses.

Creates an object from a NetBox response passed as values. Nested dicts that represent other endpoints are also turned into Record objects. All fields are then assigned to the object’s attributes. If a missing attr is requested (e.g. requesting a field that’s only present on a full response on a Record made from a nested response) the pynetbox will make a request for the full object and return the requsted value.


Default representation of the object is usually its name

>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.get(1)
>>> x

Querying a string field.

>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.get(1)
>>> x.serial

Querying a field on a nested object.

>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.get(1)
>>> x.device_type.model

Casting the object as a dictionary.

>>> from pprint import pprint
>>> pprint(dict(x))
{'asset_tag': None,
 'cluster': None,
 'comments': '',
 'config_context': {},
 'created': '2018-04-01',
 'custom_fields': {},
 'device_role': {'id': 1,
                 'name': 'Test Switch',
                 'slug': 'test-switch',
                 'url': 'http://localhost:8000/api/dcim/device-roles/1/'},
 'device_type': {...},
 'display_name': 'test1-switch1',
 'face': {'label': 'Rear', 'value': 1},
 'id': 1,
 'name': 'test1-switch1',
 'parent_device': None,
 'platform': {...},
 'position': 1,
 'primary_ip': {'address': '',
                'family': 4,
                'id': 1,
                'url': 'http://localhost:8000/api/ipam/ip-addresses/1/'},
 'primary_ip4': {...},
 'primary_ip6': None,
 'rack': {'display_name': 'Test Rack',
          'id': 1,
          'name': 'Test Rack',
          'url': 'http://localhost:8000/api/dcim/racks/1/'},
 'serial': 'ABC123',
 'site': {'id': 1,
          'name': 'TEST',
          'slug': 'TEST',
          'url': 'http://localhost:8000/api/dcim/sites/1/'},
 'status': {'label': 'Active', 'value': 1},
 'tags': [],
 'tenant': None,
 'vc_position': None,
 'vc_priority': None,
 'virtual_chassis': None}
Iterating over a Record object.
>>> for i in x:
...  print(i)
('id', 1)
('name', 'test1-switch1')
('display_name', 'test1-switch1')

Deletes an existing object.

Returns:True if DELETE operation was successful.
>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.get(name='test1-a3-tor1b')
>>> x.delete()

Queries the hyperlinked endpoint if ‘url’ is defined.

This method will populate the attributes from the detail endpoint when it’s called. Sets the class-level has_details attribute when it’s called to prevent being called more than once.


Saves changes to an existing object.

Takes a diff between the objects current state and its state at init and sends them as a dictionary to Request.patch().

Returns:True if PATCH request was successful.
>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.get(name='test1-a3-tor1b')
>>> x.serial
>>> x.serial = '1234'
serialize(nested=False, init=False)

Serializes an object

Pulls all the attributes in an object and creates a dict that can be turned into the json that netbox is expecting.

If an attribute’s value is a Record type it’s replaced with the id field of that object.


Using this to get a dictionary representation of the record is discouraged. It’s probably better to cast to dict() instead. See Record docstring for example.


Update an object with a dictionary.

Accepts a dict and uses it to update the record and call save(). For nested and choice fields you’d pass an int the same as if you were modifying the attribute and calling save().

Parameters:data (dict) – Dictionary containing the k/v to update the record object with.
Returns:True if PATCH request was successful.
>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.get(1)
>>> x.update({
...   "name": "test-switch2",
...   "serial": "ABC321",
... })
class pynetbox.core.response.RecordSet(endpoint, request, **kwargs)

Iterator containing Record objects.

Returned by Endpoint.all() and Endpoint.filter() methods. Allows iteration of and actions to be taken on the results from the aforementioned methods. Contains Record objects.


To see how many results are in a query by calling len().

>>> x = nb.dcim.devices.all()
>>> len(x)

Simple iteration of the results.

>>> devices = nb.dcim.devices.all()
>>> for device in devices:
...     print(