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How To make a Bot in Discord.py That can do google search!!

A Bot in Discord.py That can do google search!!

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So without any further ado let's get started!

Installing Packages:

First part in this tutorial is to install the necessary packages. In this case we will use Google API :

  • beautifulsoup4
  • google

Here google is the main module and beautifulsoup4 is the dependency so both are necessary!!

Importing the Module:

So now that we have installed everything required, then let's import them! So go to your discord.py bot repl and write:

     from googlesearch import search 
except ImportError:
     print("No module found!")

Here we have given a try/except statement in-case if the module was not successfully installed or was not found!

Making the function:

Now we have everything on the go! So let make the function!

async def find(ctx,*, query):

So here I have made the command using bot.command()
Then started the function with async def find(ctx,*,query):
Here I have given the function name Find but you can give it anything!

Now we can take the writer's name to style out our function, so that can be done with:

author = ctx.author.mention

Then we will send a message to the user that his/her information is being searched! So to that we will do:

await ctx.channel.send(f"Here are the links related to your question {author} !") 

And after that in-case the result takes a lot of time to be retrieved then we can make a code that will make a typing effect, like when a human user types there! So:

async with ctx.typing(): 

This will prevent the user from thinking that the bot is not working!

So now the main part comes! How will we search the net?
As you know that we have import search from googlesearch module so to make a real google search we have to put so parameters this can be opinion based situation!
So the code is:

for j in search(query, tld="co.in", num=10, stop=10, pause=2):

yeah you got that right it is made in for loop so now let me explain you each parameters importance!

query : query string that we want to search for.
tld : tld stands for top level domain which means we want to search our result on google.com or google.in or some other domain.
lang : lang stands for language.
num : Number of results we want.
start : First result to retrieve.
stop : Last result to retrieve. Use None to keep searching forever.
pause : Lapse to wait between HTTP requests. Lapse too short may cause Google to block your IP. Keeping significant lapse will make your program slow but its safe and better option.
Return : Generator (iterator) that yields found URLs. If the stop parameter is None the iterator will loop forever.

So above I have provided you the code if you want multiple result like 5-10 per query but if you want one result then you can simply just change the num, stop values to your desired numbers!
Now to print the result we will await the result and send it to the channel (Note: put this inside for loop!), like:

await ctx.send(f"\n:point_right: {j}") 

Thus the program is done!

This was my first tutorial!
Hope you like this tutorial
Leave a comment in case of any doubt, every comment is accepted!
If you think that this post helped you, It will be my pleasure!

maxwon (0)

@bot.command(): name 'bot' is not defined???


firstly have u given the colon after @bot.command() in ur code also or u just wrote it here?
Otherwise, check here they have explained here nicely: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/63493179/nameerror-name-bot-is-not-defined

EpicGamer007 (1755)

Wait, can u send pypi link to googlesearch?


You should probably try that out =) @EpicGamer007

CodeLongAndPros (1632)

@EpicGamer007 go to duckduckgo.com and search !pypi googlesearch

EpicGamer007 (1755)

@CodeLongAndPros , duckduckgo can do that? cool. i personally use google or bing but my dad uses duckduckgo.

CodeLongAndPros (1632)

@EpicGamer007 DuckDuckGo has something called Bangs, where doing !bang will search. So !python will search python docs, !w search's Wikipedia, !so searches StackOverflow, and !pypi searchs PyPi. More info is at https://duckduckgo.com/bang

They actually have about 15 bangs just for Java