Generating QR code for a link

This method creates a new region targeting rule for given link


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The instruction below shows how to create a QR code for a short link.

Parameter nameTypeConstraintsDescription
typestringoptionalFile format: png, svg, pdf

  • Click "Create API key".
  • Add a Secret key.

2) Copy an ID of a short link you want to edit.

  • Open the statistics of the short link.
  • Copy the link ID.

3) Install prerequisites for requests.

pip install requests
npm install --save axios

Now everything is ready to run the following snippet. It will create a region targeting rule for a short URL.

5) Create a file: .js/ .rb. Use the code snippet below.


Please, replace link_idString, API_KEY, FILE_NAME with an appropriate value.

import requests

url = "{link_idString}"

import json
payload = json.dumps({"type":"png"})
headers = {
    'accept': "application/json",
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "API_KEY"

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

open('FILE_NAME.png', 'wb').write(response.content)
const axios = require('axios');

const data = {
   "type": "png"

const options = {
  headers: {
    accept: 'application/json',
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: 'API_KEY'
};'{link_idString}', data, options)
.then(function (response) {
.catch(function (response) {
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
require 'json'

url = URI("{link_idString}")

http =, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request =
request["accept"] = 'application/json'
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = 'API_KEY'
request.body = JSON.generate({"type": "png"})

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

6) Launch the file.

node filename.js
ruby filename.rb