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Pinecone integration

Learn how to integrate Apify with Pinecone to feed data crawled from the web into the Pinecone vector database.

Pinecone is a managed vector database that allows users to store and query dense vectors for AI applications such as recommendation systems, semantic search, and retrieval augmented generation (RAG).

The Apify integration for Pinecone enables you to export results from Apify Actors and Dataset items into a specific Pinecone vector index.


Before you begin, ensure that you have the following:

Integration Methods

You can integrate Apify with Pinecone using either the Apify Console or the Apify Python SDK.

Website Content Crawler usage

The examples utilize the Website Content Crawler Actor, which deeply crawls websites, cleans HTML by removing modals and navigation elements, and converts HTML to Markdown for training AI models or providing web content to LLMs and generative AI applications.

Apify Console

  1. Set up the Website Content Crawler Actor in the Apify Console. Refer to this guide on how to set up website content crawl for your project.

  2. Once you have the crawler ready, navigate to the integration section and add Apify’s Pinecone integration.

    Website Content Crawler with Pinecone integration

  3. Select when to trigger this integration (typically when a run succeeds) and fill in all the required fields for the Pinecone integration. You can learn more about the input parameters at the Pinecone integration input schema.

    Pinecone integration configuration

  4. For a comprehensive explanation on how to combine Actors to accomplish more complex tasks, refer to the guide on Actor-to-Actor integrations.


Another way to interact with Pinecone is through the Apify Python SDK.

  1. Install the Apify Python SDK by running the following command:

    pip install apify-client

  2. Create a Python script and import all the necessary modules:

    from apify_client import ApifyClient


    client = ApifyClient(APIFY_API_TOKEN)
  3. Call the Website Content Crawler Actor to crawl the Pinecone documentation and extract text content from the web pages:

    actor_call ="apify/website-content-crawler").call(
    run_input={"startUrls": [{"url": ""}]}

    print("Website Content Crawler Actor has finished")
  4. Use Apify's Pinecone integration to store all the selected data from the dataset (provided by datasetId from the Actor call) into the Pinecone vector database.

    pinecone_integration_inputs = {
    "pineconeApiKey": PINECONE_API_KEY,
    "pineconeIndexName": "apify",
    "datasetFields": ["text"],
    "datasetId": actor_call["defaultDatasetId"],
    "enableDeltaUpdates": True,
    "deltaUpdatesPrimaryDatasetFields": ["url"],
    "expiredObjectDeletionPeriodDays": 30,
    "embeddingsApiKey": OPENAI_API_KEY,
    "embeddingsProvider": "OpenAI",
    "performChunking": True,
    "chunkSize": 1000,
    "chunkOverlap": 0,

    actor_call ="apify/pinecone-integration").call(run_input=pinecone_integration_inputs)
    print("Apify's Pinecone Integration has finished")

You have successfully integrated Apify with Pinecone and the data is now stored in the Pinecone vector database.

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