You need help with the use of the Stack Exchange API, apps built on the API, or assistance building scripts that work on Stack Exchange websites.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
27 views

How to search answers like is:answer

How can I use the API to search for answers containing particular text or with particular properties? For example, this link allows me to search for is:answer foo, that is, answers containing foo. Can ...
-1
votes
1answer
60 views

Error on Authentication - App Secret Doesn't match

I'm using the explicit OAuth flow and am getting errors when using the "code" value returned after a successful authentication. Can anyone post a sample HTTP POST with a redacted secret value? ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

I could POST a question but it does not have a `question_id` and it does not show up in my account

I could successfully create a question for my StackApp and I got this response (NSDictionary output): { "has_more" = 0; items = ( { "creation_date" = ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

My app has to be published first? But it's still under development

Okay, I want to build an App that allows me to create questions on Stack Exchange. I registered it here on Stack Apps but now when I want to create a question I get this message: { "error_message": ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Load answers to a question with review-like wrapper HTML

I'm trying to implement this feature request in SOUP, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good way to actually load the answers. I can just load the full question page (like this one, for example) ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

A script that notifies you about posts related to you?

I'm looking for a script that can notify a user about posts (by others) that include a link to their profile or any of their posts. Does one exist?
2
votes
0answers
31 views

How to quickly retag a question from the API?

I'm playing with the write API, and I'd like to simply retag a question. This is the code I have so far: $editURL = 'https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/' . $question->{"question_id"} . ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

SSL handshake error after Stack Overflow back on - anything related to SSL certification changed?

I'm building a Stack Overflow app for BlackBerry10. Earlier today (Feb 16, 2014), Stack Overflow was down and after it came back up my app starts to have this issue. My app works fine when it's in ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Should HTML or Markdown be passed to /questions/{id}/edit?

I'm making an app that supports editing questions. Should HTML or Markdown source be passed to the body parameter of /questions/{id}/edit?
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Windows 8 Mobile App for Pro Webmasters(http://webmasters.stackexchange.com)?

I need to use Mobile App ( Windows 8 ) for Pro Webmasters. Is there any Free App available to download and use that one? I have already download an App. It allowed me to see new answers but I was not ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Use case for /render endpoints?

In the new v2.2 API there are /render endpoints, such as /questions/{id}/answers/render. What are these for? Testing applications without actually posting anything?
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Looking for a script to show countdown timer below posts for easier edits

On Stack Exchange sites, edits that are made within 5 minutes of posting a question or answer aren't counted. This is called the grace period. For example, if you post a new answer, and edit it after ...
4
votes
1answer
40 views

Is there a limit on the data that is returned from stackoverflow API calls?

I have the following query, which is identical to the example they give in the documentation: ...
2
votes
1answer
173 views

Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API

I see the Stack Exchange API but I'm unable to understand it. I don't think there is any fundamental tutorial showing how to use Stack Overflow fully in the API documentation. I want some fundamental ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

AttributeError with Py-StackExchange

i'm trying to execute this python script : #! /usr/bin/python import stackexchange so = stackexchange.Site(stackexchange.StackOverflow) my_favourite_guy = so.user(41981) print ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Getting global information (Stack Exchange) about a list of users

I'm working with the API for several weeks (see my app here) and I'm trying to get the username of a particular user from its Stack Exchange ID. It's possible by querying /users/{ids} but it returns ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

How to strip out certain fields from the Stack Exchange API, JSON response?

I want to fetch all my favorite questions on Stackoverflow.com and dump them as JSON. I used this API path: /2.1/users/1310070/favorites?fromdate=1382486400&site=stackoverflow But it is ...
3
votes
0answers
44 views

Native Windows client for Stack Exchange sites?

Is there a native Windows client for Stack Overflow and/or other Stack Exchange sites?
1
vote
1answer
66 views

How to increase the allowed number of API calls?

Stack Exchange provides the possibility to do a limited number of API calls per day from the same IP (10,000 if the customer registers the app). Is it possible to get that number increased?
1
vote
1answer
116 views

Is there an offline copy of the API?

I'm trying to find a way to get all the information in the API in one printable PDF, complete with the examples given in the documentation. Is there anyway I can do this?
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?

I'm dabbling around in /posts/{id}/comments/add, and I'm trying this query: ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

Problems with decoding API response

I'm trying to receive a response for a regular api call like https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/me/associated?key=myKey&access_token=myAccessToken As a response I get something like ...
5
votes
0answers
44 views

Is a deobfuscated version of chat js available?

The dev portion of the CDN hosts unminified JS for the main SE sites (you can find it via http://dev.stackoverflow.com ). However, I can't seem to find the same for chat. Is there any link for ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

Does Stackoverflow track what specific user is searching for..?

Does Stackoverflow track what specific user is searching for..? is that data available through APIs provided..?
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Does the StackExchange API have a WSDL file?

The title pretty much says it all: Does the StackExchange API have a WSDL file to help implement access to the API?
1
vote
0answers
58 views

localhost API key receives Curl error when retrieving access token

I have registered two apps -- one that will redirect to my website and the other that will redirect to a localhost server that I have running so I don't have to test my code on the site. I have ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

What should I put in redirect_uri for implicit OAuth 2.0

From the document I can't figure out what value should I put in redirect_uri if I want to implement iPhone app. I try https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success but it not work and show this error ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

StackX app - problem signing in with Google ID

I have a problem with StackX app on my Samsung Galaxy 4 phone (Android 4.3). I'm logging to StackExchange in general, and StackOferflow in particular, using my Google ID. The app does not recognize ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

Does the API key need to be kept secret?

For a project of mine, I need to know if I need to keep the API key secret or not. If I do, I'm not sure how I'm going to effect its protection, as Emacs Lisp files are stored in plain text (and ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Can we start own website using stackexchange api? [duplicate]

i want to start my own question answer website using stackexchange questions and answers display on my site. so can we use stackexchange api? If yes then hw or any sample code or open source is there ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

V2.1 API body HTML has unclosed li tags

The Stack Exchange API (with a safe filter) is returning question body content with malformed HTML, specifically <li> elements that do not have closing tags (and no valid parent). I've seen ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Can I search for the most favoured questions via the API

This came to me after reading this post. I had a look at the API page and I wanted to find a way to search for the most Favoured questions. Is there a way to do this? I tried to manipulate the URL ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How do I make sure my access_token gets passed?

I am authenticating via the explicit method, but I still get a 502 throttling error. Is my key not getting passed? Do I need to pass the access_token with the request? if so. How do I do that. I am ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Tags missing when fetching from API filtered by dates

I'm experimenting with the API, trying to get the tags used in the last month on Stack Overflow, and it seems like some tags are missing. For example, I don't get anything for "jquery": ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Can the API support per-item questions?

What I'm seeing so far is that the API is for a site-wide collection of questions. Can someone use the API to decorate a website's products or articles with questions and answers (on a per-item ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

How to get the activity of a user?

I am trying to extract the user activity using the Stack Exchange API. I want to extract all of my activities (questions, answers, edits and my voting). Does anybody know how this can be handled? ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

trying to query answers for a question using the stack.php

I am trying to query stackoverflow and route it to my website via the following <?php require_once './stackphp_source_0.4/src/api.php'; require_once './includes/function.php'; // Begin by getting ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Is it allowed to sell an app or get revenue with the use of the API? [duplicate]

I've been reviewing the terms of use of the API, but I prefer to ask my question straight here in order to be 100% sure. Is it allowed to create an app that: is paid, which revenue goes to the ...
3
votes
0answers
53 views

Looking for an application which alerts about new questions under a particular topic

I've installed StackApplet, but it only tracks the reputation of a particular user. Is there an application which tracks new questions under a particular topic, and notifies (in system tray) when ...
2
votes
1answer
989 views

How to convert a (javascript) date to the API timestamp format?

When I am using this page for the Stack Exchange API /search path, I can see that it is generating time-stamps in this format: fromdate=1380326400&todate=1380412800 What is this date format? ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Get points from Multiple sites in one call

Is there any way to get total points and badges from various sites (e.g. stackoverflow, sharepoint, wordpress etc.) in one call?
3
votes
1answer
48 views

API for getting multiple (yet specific users)

I am developing one app which will be used internally in our company. We are recommending our colleagues to contribute to StackOverflow. To keep the moral of employees high, I am planning to develop ...
3
votes
1answer
56 views

Moderation request: Flags unhandled for months, please approve

Note that Stack Apps is its own meta site. Sorry for nagging the mods, but I have flags that have sat in the "active" state since June 29th, and these flags apparently don't expire. Can a moderator ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

How to configure Stack.PHP in a public released application?

I'm working on a WordPress plugin that displays all Questions or Answers from a given user in a given Stack site. In my config file, instead of checking for IMPLICIT, I'm simply using // ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

What's the different between user_id and account_id?

What is the difference between user_id and account_id in the User object ? Both are different and I'm looking for the unique ID of the User. { "items": [ { "user_id": 2144246, ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

How to use the Stack Exchange API in PhoneGap?

I want to write a program using PhoneGap. How can I use the Stack Exchange API in PhoneGap?
-1
votes
1answer
103 views

Post to Stackoverflow

Is it possible to post a question to Stack Overflow using PHP in the same way that it's possible to post content to Facebook?
1
vote
1answer
136 views

Receiving error “Unexpected domain on proxy URL”

I am currenty trying to write my first ever stack exchange application and was using the SE Jaavascript SDK v 2.0 for this purpose. I am stuck on the point of authenticating the user. I followed the ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

How to get the question title for reputation history entries?

I'm trying to implement a simple rep list, much like as seen on Stack Exchange sites. What I would like is to get three things: the rep change amount, type of change, and question title. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

How to sort by the newest question?

I'm trying to retrieve the latest questions posted in a particular tag. What's the equivalent for: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/php?sort=newest&pagesize=15 I see that v1.1 API is ...