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partlocater: find parts on @DigiKey and import to a database

The distributor Digi-Key has an API to retrieve the same information that you get when you browse a component page from Digi-Key. Partlocater is an application written in Python 3 that retrieves the data and puts it into a MariaDB database. It also has rudimentary search and modification of the data. It has the ability to update and add pricing information to the BOM.

This database can be used by eCAD tools although currently designed for Altium. Other distributors, like Mouser, have similar APIs and this could be adapted. was designed for an engineer or small group of engineers wanting to get accurate data into a database. Digi-Key was picked as they are one of the largest distributors and they keep their data aggressively up to date.

This is current a beta release. It has been tested with Windows 7 x64 and Altium 17. It is released under an MIT license.

See their GitHub for the full details and the docs (docx and pdf) for a better description.


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