Crowdin Ruby client

The Crowdin Ruby client is a lightweight interface to the Crowdin API. It provides common services for making API requests.

Crowdin API is a full-featured RESTful API that helps you to integrate localization into your development process. The endpoints that we use allow you to easily make calls to retrieve information and to execute actions needed.

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  • Ruby >= 2.4


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'crowdin-api', '~> 1.11.0'

And then execute:

bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

gem install crowdin-api

Quick start


require 'crowdin-api'

# Initialize a new Client instance with config options
crowdin = do |config|
  config.api_token = 'YourApiToken'

# Or you can initialize Enterprise Client instance by specifying your
# organization_domain in config options
crowdin = do |config|
  config.api_token = 'YourEnterpriseApiToken'
  config.organization_domain = 'YourOrganizationDomain'
# Note: we use full specified organization domain if that includes '.com'
# config.organization_domain = your_domain ->
# config.organization_domain = ->

# All supported Crowdin Client config options now:
crowdin = do |config|
  config.api_token = 'YourApiToken' # [String] required
  config.organization_domain = 'YourOrganizationDomain' # [String] optional
  config.project_id = 'YourProjectId' # [Integer] nil by default
  config.enable_logger = true # [Boolean] false by default
  config.request_timeout = 60 # [nil, Integer] disabled by default
# Note: Client will initialize default Logger instance if you have specify
# enable_logger to true, you can change it by crowdin.logger = YourLogger

# Also you can specify proxy by adding it to ENV['http_proxy'] before Client initialization

To generate a new token in Crowdin, follow these steps:

  • Go to Account Settings > API tab, Personal Access Tokens section, and click New Token.
  • Specify Token Name and click Create.

To generate a new token in Crowdin Enterprise, follow these steps:

  • Go to Account Settings > Access tokens tab and click New token.
  • Specify Token Name, select Scopes and Projects, click Create.


# Create Project
project = crowdin.add_project(name: your_project_name, sourceLanguageId: your_language_id)

# Get list of Projects
projects = crowdin.list_projects

# Get list of Projects with offset and limit
projects = crowdin.list_projects(offset: 10, limit: 20)

# Get specified project
project = crowdin.get_project(your_project_id)

# Edit project
project = crowdin.edit_project(project_id, [{ op: 'replace',
                                              path: '/name',
                                              value: 'your_new_project_name' }])

# Add Storage
storage = crowdin.add_storage('YourFilename.extension', 'r'))
# or you can specify only absolute path to file
storage = crowdin.add_storage('YourFilename.extension')

# Download file
file = crowdin.download_file(your_file_id, your_destination, your_project_id)
# your_destination - filename or absolute path to the file, optional
# Without a destination option, the file will not be saved automatically
# project_id is optional, as it can be initialized with a Crowdin Client

# File revisions
# with initialized project_id in your Client
file_revisions = crowdin.list_file_revisions(your_file_id, limit: 10)
# or you can specify your project_id
file_revisions = crowdin.list_file_revisions(your_file_id, { limit: 10 }, your_project_id)

# Note: more examples you can find in spec folder

Fetch all records

There is a possibility to fetch all records from paginatable methods using fetch_all method.

# FetchAll options:
# * limit, Integer, default: 500 | How many records need to load per one request
# * offset, Integer, default: 0
# * request_delay, Integer (seconds), default: 0 | Delay between requests. To specify a delay in milliseconds use float values like 0.100

# Examples:


# with options
@crowdin.fetch_all(:list_projects, { limit: 10, request_delay: 1 })

# playing with response per fetch
# Note: the block actually don't make any effect to finite result
@crowdin.fetch_all(:list_projects, { limit: 10, request_delay: 1 }) { |response| puts response['data'] }

# also, you could specify a retry configuration to handle some exceptions
# fetch all execution will be terminated if response status code is the same as one of the error_messages array value
# otherwise, the request will be retried so many times, as indicated at retries_count
@crowdin.fetch_all(:list_projects, {}, { request_delay: 2, retries_count: 3, error_messages: ['401'] })

Command-Line Client

The Crowdin Ruby client support crowdin-console, where you can test endpoints easier

$ bundle exec crowdin-console --enable-logger --api-token API_TOKEN --project-id PROJECT_ID

Or Crowdin Enterprise

$ bundle exec crowdin-console --enable-logger --enterprise --api-token API_TOKEN --organization-domain DOMAIN --project-id PROJECT_ID

Note: you can specify full organization domain by adding '.com'

When execute you'll have IRB console with configured @crowdin instance

> @crowdin.list_projects

Seeking Assistance

If you find any problems or would like to suggest a feature, please read the How can I contribute section in our contributing guidelines.


If you would like to contribute please read the Contributing guidelines.


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