Poll

class telegram.Poll(id, question, options, total_voter_count, is_closed, is_anonymous, type, allows_multiple_answers, correct_option_id=None, explanation=None, explanation_entities=None, open_period=None, close_date=None, question_entities=None, *, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Bases: telegram.TelegramObject

This object contains information about a poll.

Objects of this class are comparable in terms of equality. Two objects of this class are considered equal, if their id is equal.

Examples

Poll Bot

Parameters:
id[source]

Unique poll identifier.

Type:

str

question[source]

Poll question, 1- 300 characters.

Type:

str

options[source]

List of poll options.

Changed in version 20.0: This attribute is now an immutable tuple.

Type:

Tuple[PollOption]

total_voter_count[source]

Total number of users that voted in the poll.

Type:

int

is_closed[source]

True, if the poll is closed.

Type:

bool

is_anonymous[source]

True, if the poll is anonymous.

Type:

bool

type[source]

Poll type, currently can be REGULAR or QUIZ.

Type:

str

allows_multiple_answers[source]

True, if the poll allows multiple answers.

Type:

bool

correct_option_id[source]

Optional. A zero based identifier of the correct answer option. Available only for closed polls in the quiz mode, which were sent (not forwarded), by the bot or to a private chat with the bot.

Type:

int

explanation[source]

Optional. Text that is shown when a user chooses an incorrect answer or taps on the lamp icon in a quiz-style poll, 0-200 characters.

Type:

str

explanation_entities[source]

Special entities like usernames, URLs, bot commands, etc. that appear in the explanation. This list is empty if the message does not contain explanation entities.

Changed in version 20.0: This attribute is now an immutable tuple.

Changed in version 20.0: This attribute is now always a (possibly empty) list and never None.

Type:

Tuple[telegram.MessageEntity]

open_period[source]

Optional. Amount of time in seconds the poll will be active after creation.

Type:

int

close_date[source]

Optional. Point in time when the poll will be automatically closed.

Changed in version 20.3: The default timezone of the bot is used for localization, which is UTC unless telegram.ext.Defaults.tzinfo is used.

Type:

datetime.datetime

question_entities[source]

Special entities that appear in the question. Currently, only custom emoji entities are allowed in poll questions. This list is empty if the question does not contain entities.

Added in version 21.2.

Type:

Tuple[telegram.MessageEntity]

MAX_EXPLANATION_LENGTH = 200[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MAX_EXPLANATION_LENGTH

Added in version 20.0.

MAX_EXPLANATION_LINE_FEEDS = 2[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MAX_EXPLANATION_LINE_FEEDS

Added in version 20.0.

MAX_OPEN_PERIOD = 600[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MAX_OPEN_PERIOD

Added in version 20.0.

MAX_OPTION_LENGTH = 100[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MAX_OPTION_LENGTH

Added in version 20.0.

MAX_OPTION_NUMBER = 10[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MAX_OPTION_NUMBER

Added in version 20.0.

MAX_QUESTION_LENGTH = 300[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MAX_QUESTION_LENGTH

Added in version 20.0.

MIN_OPEN_PERIOD = 5[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MIN_OPEN_PERIOD

Added in version 20.0.

MIN_OPTION_LENGTH = 1[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MIN_OPTION_LENGTH

Added in version 20.0.

MIN_OPTION_NUMBER = 2[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MIN_OPTION_NUMBER

Added in version 20.0.

MIN_QUESTION_LENGTH = 1[source]

telegram.constants.PollLimit.MIN_QUESTION_LENGTH

Added in version 20.0.

QUIZ = 'quiz'[source]

telegram.constants.PollType.QUIZ

REGULAR = 'regular'[source]

telegram.constants.PollType.REGULAR

classmethod de_json(data, bot)[source]

See telegram.TelegramObject.de_json().

parse_explanation_entities(types=None)[source]

Returns a dict that maps telegram.MessageEntity to str. It contains entities from this polls explanation filtered by their type attribute as the key, and the text that each entity belongs to as the value of the dict.

Note

This method should always be used instead of the explanation_entities attribute, since it calculates the correct substring from the message text based on UTF-16 codepoints. See parse_explanation_entity for more info.

Parameters:

types (List[str], optional) – List of MessageEntity types as strings. If the type attribute of an entity is contained in this list, it will be returned. Defaults to telegram.MessageEntity.ALL_TYPES.

Returns:

A dictionary of entities mapped to the text that belongs to them, calculated based on UTF-16 codepoints.

Return type:

Dict[telegram.MessageEntity, str]

Raises:

RuntimeError – If the poll has no explanation.

parse_explanation_entity(entity)[source]

Returns the text in explanation from a given telegram.MessageEntity of explanation_entities.

Note

This method is present because Telegram calculates the offset and length in UTF-16 codepoint pairs, which some versions of Python don’t handle automatically. (That is, you can’t just slice Message.text with the offset and length.)

Parameters:

entity (telegram.MessageEntity) – The entity to extract the text from. It must be an entity that belongs to explanation_entities.

Returns:

The text of the given entity.

Return type:

str

Raises:

RuntimeError – If the poll has no explanation.

parse_question_entities(types=None)[source]

Returns a dict that maps telegram.MessageEntity to str. It contains entities from this polls question filtered by their type attribute as the key, and the text that each entity belongs to as the value of the dict.

Added in version 21.2.

Note

This method should always be used instead of the question_entities attribute, since it calculates the correct substring from the message text based on UTF-16 codepoints. See parse_question_entity for more info.

Parameters:

types (List[str], optional) – List of MessageEntity types as strings. If the type attribute of an entity is contained in this list, it will be returned. Defaults to telegram.MessageEntity.ALL_TYPES.

Returns:

A dictionary of entities mapped to the text that belongs to them, calculated based on UTF-16 codepoints.

Return type:

Dict[telegram.MessageEntity, str]

parse_question_entity(entity)[source]

Returns the text in question from a given telegram.MessageEntity of question_entities.

Added in version 21.2.

Note

This method is present because Telegram calculates the offset and length in UTF-16 codepoint pairs, which some versions of Python don’t handle automatically. (That is, you can’t just slice Message.text with the offset and length.)

Parameters:

entity (telegram.MessageEntity) – The entity to extract the text from. It must be an entity that belongs to question_entities.

Returns:

The text of the given entity.

Return type:

str