Zotero API Python script doesn't work (sometime)


I have a Python script zotero_api.py using Zotero API. This minimalist example connecting to the API is given below (replace with your own id’s). It always works in my Mac terminal. But if I run it through Templater like this:

<% tp.user.zoteroAPI() %>

(with the user function running python zotero_api.py)

then sometime it gives me an error (see below), this is strange!

Steps to reproduce

from pyzotero import zotero

# library_id: https://www.zotero.org/settings/keys
# library_type: 'user' or 'group'
# api_key: https://www.zotero.org/settings/keys/new
zot = zotero.Zotero('library_id', 'library_type', 'api_key')
items = zot.top()                  


Expected result


Actual result

Templater Error: Error with User Template zoteroAPI_test 
 Error: Command failed: /Users/polisank/opt/anaconda3/bin/python3 _scripts/zotero_api_test.py

    at ChildProcess.exithandler (node:child_process:406:12)
    at ChildProcess.emit (node:events:390:28)
    at maybeClose (node:internal/child_process:1064:16)
    at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (node:internal/child_process:301:5)

log_error	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:82
eval	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:105
rejected	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:57
processTicksAndRejections	@	node:internal/process/task_queues:96
Promise.then (async)		
step	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:62
eval	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:63
__async	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:47
errorWrapper	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:98
eval	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:3907
eval	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:63
__async	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:47
overwrite_file_commands	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:3905
overwrite_active_file_commands	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:3902
callback	@	plugin:templater-obsidian:4104
XN	@	app.js:1
e.executeCommand	@	app.js:1
eval	@	plugin:dbfolder:118
o	@	plugin:dbfolder:118
e.onTrigger	@	app.js:1
e.handleKey	@	app.js:1
e.handleKey	@	app.js:1
t.handleKey	@	app.js:1
e.onKeyEvent	@	app.js:1


  • Operating system: Mac OS Ventura 13.1 (22C65)
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v1.1.9
	Installer version: v0.15.9
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.2.0: Fri Nov 11 02:08:47 PST 2022; root:xnu-8792.61.2~4/RELEASE_X86_64 22.2.0
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	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 3
	Restricted mode: off
	Plugins installed: 50
	Plugins enabled: 37
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		3: BibNotes Formatter v0.9.12
		4: Media Extended v2.11.1
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		14: Recent Files v1.3.5
		15: Pandoc Reference List v1.2.11
		16: AnkiBridge v0.6.17
		17: Advanced Tables v0.18.1
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		22: Latex Environments v0.3.0
		23: Editor Syntax Highlight v0.1.3
		24: Templater v1.16.0
		25: Convert url to preview (iframe) v0.5.0
		26: Emoji Toolbar v0.3.2
		27: Dataview v0.5.54
		28: Outliner v4.2.1
		29: Advanced URI v1.31.2
		30: Juggl v1.4.0
		31: Auto Link Title v1.3.0
		32: QuickAdd v0.8.0
		33: Open vault in VSCode v1.2.1
		34: Linter v1.10.1
		35: Text Generator v0.1.22
		36: Zotero Integration v2.2.35
		37: DB Folder v3.2.4

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