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Step 1: Creating the Source

Airbyte provides a code generator which bootstraps the scaffolding for our connector.

$ cd airbyte-integrations/connector-templates/generator # assumes you are starting from the root of the Airbyte project.
# Install NPM from if you don't have it
$ ./

This will bring up an interactive helper application. Use the arrow keys to pick a template from the list. Select the Python HTTP API Source template and then input the name of your connector. The application will create a new directory in airbyte/airbyte-integrations/connectors/ with the name of your new connector.

For this walk-through we will refer to our source as python-http-example. The finalized source code for this tutorial can be found here.

The source we will build in this tutorial will pull data from the Rates API, a free and open API which documents historical exchange rates for fiat currencies.