I am specifically looking to get the question/answer body back. Is it possible?

I am looking through the API documentation and I'm confused about how to make a call with filters.

Sample call I'm trying:

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The most straightforward way to get the body is to use the named withbody filter, which you pass in as the value of the filter parameter (example). This will give you all of the default fields, along with the post body.

You can also create a custom filter that passes back question.body and answer.body where appropriate along with your select choice of other fields, and use the ID of that filter instead (example).

  • Wow somehow I was only aware of customs filters and haven't used any other kind (-: Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 8:46

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