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How to get the count of a query efficiently

To get the count of a query without returning results, simply specify pagesize=0. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/users?filter=mike&sort=name&pagesize=0 { "total": 1161, "page": 1, ...
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API Parameters: Consolidated Observations

This wiki question is meant to be a central location for observations and suggestions in the interest of shaping the API meta data. Perhaps items can be removed when accepted and resolved as ...
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Odd String Format Result from API Call

I'm just getting started messing around with the SO api, I haven't worked with JSON before, and I am getting a strange result from a basic call (No API Key). WebClient stackClient = new WebClient(); ...
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When does a rate-limit day start and end?

After reading the docs/faqs, I couldn't help but wonder... What exactly is a day? When does it start? When does it end? What timezone are you using? In other words, when my app runs out of ...
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Making use of the *“has_more”: true* json attribute in the Json response from stackoverflow

When issuing requests to the stackoverflow-api, I set the pagesize to a 100 (which is the maximum possible). However, some json responses contain this attribute (normally at the very bottom): ...
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How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?

I'm trying to beautify the reputation audit. If I want to show the post title for a reputation change event, however, I have a problem -- I don't know if the post ID is relative to a question or an ...
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What is the syntax for specifying parameters?

How do I specify a parameter in the URL? http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions works as expected. Then I would like to pass parameter body with a value of true (that is available according to ...
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Getting unauthorized_error when using OAuth2.0

I want to create a simple desktop application which connects to my account and shows some information in the status bar. I've been trying to authenticate using OAuth2.0 but I'm getting stuck and I ...
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How do I get the ten reputation required to post an image for my app?

Funny that in order to enter and include a screenshot, you need ten reputation points. Go figure.
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Access for Statistical Analysis using the Stack Exchange API

We are small company in Malaysia and intended to do a small research to analyze technology trends. We would like to use the Stack Exchange API for this purpose but we are afraid it might get detected ...
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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: ...
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How do I know what apps on my stackexchange account I have already authorized?

I'm developing an app using the stackexchange oauth, I want to revoke my permissions to this app for testing the overall process, but I can't find which apps I have authorized.
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Area51 does not show up in the associated accounts query

Is this on purpose and if yes why?
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What timezone is used in the API?

When a timestamp is used, for example the fromdate parameter in /questions, what timezone are dates in? Is the number supposed to be in milliseconds or in seconds? To get the current time to pass as ...
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Does the API have a method to get the total favorite count of a question?

Like it says in the title, is the total favorite count of a question exposed anywhere via the API? I know about the favorites method, but that looks like it will give you the specific favorites of a ...
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Access token quota

The documentation says that each user gets 5 distinct quotas of 10,000 requests per 24 hours, and as I interpret it, per app. If an application does have an access_token, then the application is ...
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Prefered way to retrieve all search results

I'm trying to figure out a reliable way to retrieve all the results from a search query (in subsequent pages. My use case includes cases with more than 100 results (the maximum page size). Looking at ...
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API compliant request throttle implementations

Balancing compliance with Request Throttling Limits with maximum allowable throughput in our applications and libraries with any reliability requires self-throttling. This post is meant to be a repo ...
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rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
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Getting started: /users/{id}

I am trying to get the amount of reputation that a user has. I have established that I need to use this url: ...
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Why am I being told to backoff when I'm well within my API limit?

I've been running my API app fine for some time now and when I added another function I realized I was being told to backoff. I only run the app once a night and don't really pull that much data. I ...
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Get Key for my application

I am creating Stack Overflow client application and have reach limit to request. So I decided to get the Key from my application, but got a little confused. When I requested the Key I provided ...
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Do the terms “key” and “access_token” refer to the same thing?

I'm trying to get my head around all the limits and throttles but some terminology is confusing me: If an application does not have an access_token, then the application shares an IP based quota ...
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In API 2.0, what happened to questions sorted by “featured?”

I was looking for a way to grab the list of "featured" questions via the API, and I stumbled across several answers that all point to the same solution: Shouldn't there be a separate call for ...
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Is there an API to upload images to SE's imgur installation?

Is there an API for uploading images to the StackExchange-specific imgur installation? I could use the main imgur site, but they don't keep the images indefinitely. Use case: It would be ...
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What is the rational behind the chosen /sites styling info?

I was wondering why the chosen styling data is provided though the API. It makes sense to provide it, but I feel like we are only getting part of the information. "styling": { "link_color": { ...
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Confirmation on sort, order and min/max

I'd like confirmation, if possible, that the following chart of sort types is correct: sort |orderable|min/max |min/max type ------------------------------------------ activity | yes | ...
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API response doesn't indicate the nature of a rejected question POST

I have a question, which I post to Stack Overflow. The addition of the answer gets rejected and I know that it is due to the fact that I used the tag coredata rather than core-data. When I do this on ...
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How do I get the no. of upvotes a person has received for a particular tag?

I need the list of users who have more than 10K reputation and then among those users I need to see which user has how many up-votes for each tag. I don't there is a direct query that will give me ...
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Why does adding fromdate=<long time ago> return a different set than without it?

I've been trying to get some stats for the Windows 8 challenge over on Super User. I've noticed that there are some questions missing if I add fromdate=0. Why is this? Without fromdate: ...
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Using Stack2RSS, why can I get feeds for some SE sites and not others?

I can use Stack2RSS to easily get RSS feeds of some StackExchange sites but not others: The pattern if I understand the API is http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/{SiteName}/questions Substituting ...
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Announcement: StackExchange API Development Wiki

RIP August 24, 2010 - April 26, 2013 Due to lack of interest and the increasing burden of maintenance, I have decided to close down this wiki. Most of the information that it contains is ...
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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StackExchange API /sites/ does not return all the sites

I am working on one application that produces timeline of user on every site of StackExchange.. We have some users on Sharepoint.stackexchange.com.. Since I want list of all the sites, I am trying to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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how to get the questions from hot/week/month tab?

I am only interested in the questions from hot/week/month tab. The iPhone app MyStacks can show week/month tab, but I did not find such API in the documentation. Thanks
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How can I see the next page of favorites using the SO API?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites only shows me 30 favourites. How can I see the rest?
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Silverlight download JSON from API fails

I cant seem to download the JSON for the questions on SO, I cant get the HTML and JSON from other addresses, but the SO API always returns jibberish. Here is my code: public void ...
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The API Key does not work

I have registered an app at http://stackapps.com/apps/register, got a Key right away after I have submitted. But now when I request http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=MYKEY, I got ...
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Is dev.meta.stackoverflow.com gone?

Sorry If I am posting in wrong place, but when I try to login to dev.meta.stackoverflow.com today, I got password protected page and looks like previous password is not valid anymore.
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HTTP 400 “Bad Request” while using “access_token” in request Url

I registered an app, obtained a key and I have implemented the implicit OAuth 2.0 flow in a Windows 8 desktop app (as per the documentation available here). After receiving and storing the access ...
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Is the “link” URL enough to uniquely identify an “inbox_item”?

I've been looking at the documentation on the inbox_item type, and I was wondering what is the correct way to uniquely identify an inbox_item? Is the "link" URL enough to uniquely identify an ...
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Stack Overflow reputation API

I am creating one wordpress widget plugin that display different types of social media fans and followers counts. After that I feel that i also include Stack Overflow reputation for specific users. ...
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URL Format: Special Characters

I just noticed something in my testing. I was searching for questions tagged "C#" and the questions come back tagged "C". Code Poet's SOAPI javascript formats the route thusly: ...
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What is the correct way to get the stackoverflow.com URL for an answer via the API?

A while ago I made a little "Recently answered on Stackoverflow" sidebar widget for my homepage. Currently this works by filtering answers out of the user feed however I thought I'd update it to make ...
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How to access my App info

I've registered for an app yesterday, but I'm not finding where should I go to see/edit it's info again. I've search through profile, at stackexchange.com but could'n find it.
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How are filters created?

Can someone explain how Filters are created in the Stackexchange v2 API? The documentation mentions the following for /filters/create: It is not expected that many applications will call this ...
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Is it possible to register V2.0 apps that are not web apps?

I want to register an app that will use the V2.0 API here: http://stackapps.com/apps/oauth/register. However, the app will run on a mobile phone so I cannot enter a domain name. What can I possibly ...