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This tag is for questions about the Stack Exchange API version 2. First released Feb 2012.

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StackExchange API Java SDK

This project aims to provide a Java wrapper to the Stack Exchange API. SDK supports Stack Exchange API V2.2 Getting Started There are two interfaces to the library. Query Interface Facade ...
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Descriptions of tag-based badges are incorrect

The descriptions associated to tag-based badges are wrong, they always show 0 instead of actual thresholds: Earned at least 0 total score for at least 0 non-community wiki answers in the … tag See ...
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Stack Exchange API in Chrome extension

How I can connect my extension to the API? I tried to use this example code for connecting: SE.init({ clientId: 1, key: '?', channelUrl: '?', complete: function (data) { alert('...
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BridgeStack — .NET client library with full 2.0 support

BridgeStack This is a StackExchange API v2.0 consumer library written under C#. It is heavily documented and designed to make it as easy as possible to interact with the API. Example Usage To get ...
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Several staff members are incorrectly listed as elected moderators

Several employees are being reported as elected moderators on sites they haven't been elected on, according to /2.0/users/moderators/elected. I think there was a similar issue reported before during ...
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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 ...
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The "advanced search" path returns very wrong results for the `q` parameter

I'm trying to search for a string. It's a hardware identifier 10ec:8168 and should be unique to that make/model of chip. Any questions that mention is should be relevant. But compare the site search ...
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Net::StackExchange2 - Perl Wrapper for StackExchange API (it's on CPAN)

About This library is a little labour of love for two things dear to me : StackOverflow, a place where I've learned just so much, and Perl a cryptic language that's giving me perspective. I happen to ...
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ExchangeLinq: LINQ Query Provider for Stack Exchange API v2.0

ExchangeLinq is a LINQ Query Provider for the Stack Exchange API. It only supports API v2.0. It is currently in alpha state and is being developed for Exchange It, a Stack Exchange client for Windows ...
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API Inconsistencies

In my opinion, one of the hallmarks of a good API is that it is self-consistent. It establishes easy-to-remember conventions and then follows them. As I'm trying to adopt the 2.0 API, I'm finding ...
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Stack Exchange API is returning boolean(false) For 'is_answered' On Question With Accepted Answer

When you view this question you see a closed question which has an accepted answer. When you get the API info for it you get this: ["question_id"]=> int(17466804) ["creation_date"]=> int(...
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Get the Authenticated User's email?

We're building the website for our local Developer Community. We're trying to enable "Login with Stack Exchange" (we already got LinkedIn and GitHub), but I can't seem to find the User's email when ...
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Typos in the API 2.0 Documentation

Typo #1: There are two different objects that represent a user in the Stack Exchange API, the full user object and the smaller shallow_user object. Which is returned depends on the method being ...
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Can I search over SE using SE API if I have only a username?

How do I can find someone's userid if I have only their username? For example, my real username is: Zagorulkin Dmitry My Stack Overflow userid is: 1321404 Are there any API methods for this kind ...
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After a throttle violation, could the error message include the time when the block will be lifted?

I got my first throttle violation error after running in jsFiddle some example code given to me by a library author in response to a question of mine about how to use their library. This is the error ...
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What is "accept_rate" in the Stack Exchange API?

when I call the /users path, like: /docs/users-by-ids#&ids=1&site=stackoverflow In the reply, I get a field called accept_rate. What is that field about?
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API documentation pages match some site names incorrectly

The bug is not in the API itself, but in the pages documenting its methods. To reproduce, follow the link http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/info#filter=default&site=math and observe that the page ...
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/posts/{id}/revisions breaks for posts with [tag:*] content

Attempting to access (at least) the revisions route for a post with a revision involving the [tag:*] syntax causes an error: Example on Meta Stack Overflow (Post History) Example on Mathematica (Post ...
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StatsExchange - low friction, API-based statistics generator

##Screenshot / Code Snippet ##About StatsExchange is an application that's designed to leverage the filtering and data reporting features of the Stack Exchange API. With StatsExchange, you can ...
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Do calls on the 1.1 API and the 2.0 count against each other's limits?

Do the old 1.1 API and new 2.0 share limits? Or do my Stack Apps running on 1.1 calls not affect my limits for apps running on 2.0 calls?
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filter=total is returning 0?

I'm running a very simple (and contrived) call of: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/115730?site=stackoverflow&filter=total I'm expecting a response of: {"total":1} But am getting a ...
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Why doesn't the API return suggested edits on tag wikis?

Is there a reason why the API doesn't return suggested edits on tag wikis on the suggested-edits route?
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Ruby library for Stack Exchange API

About I have written a Ruby library for accessing Stack Exchange questions, comments, badges and users. I am adding more methods. Repository https://github.com/raysrashmi/ruby-stackoverflow ...
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How can I get the "follower" count for a given tag on a site?

One of the metrics (albeit a somewhat weak one) of a given tag's "health" is how many followers it has. I believe this is the count of how many users have the tag on their "Favorite Tags" list. You ...
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Selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview.

This is a very selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview: Purpose Please note that this transcript fragment is mainly a supporting post to decrease the length of ...
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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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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to show an animation of: Questions being asked and answered in the most popular tag Comments being posted New users joining All in real time. Is there access to real-time data?
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What does "Unchanged in unsafe filters" mean?

Could someone clarify what this means? For example, what does it mean that the short_description field is Unchanged in unsafe filters for a Privilege?
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Key doesn't match a known application

I'm running into a really weird issue and I would appreciate any guidance on what I'm doing wrong. So I recently applied for an API key here on Stack Exchange and it went through fine. So let's say (...
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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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The API has stopped allowing CORS requests

I just noticed that a script I have that makes CORS requests to the API stopped working on Meta Stack Overflow, claiming that the domain isn't allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin, which is true ...
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Typo in the docs for /me

The doc says: Returns the user associated with the passed auth_token. This method returns a user. It should say "access_token" instead of "auth_token".
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Why is my quota constantly decreasing?

I registered an app today (API v2) for the first time (App ID 47, LaServ), and let it run a bit with its new key. It's the only API app running on this IP (I rent the IP as part of a VPS package). ...
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API endpoints do not set Access-Control-Allow-Origin, so CORS requests fail

This looks like it might have been requested before: Support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing In order for CORS to work, the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header (and related headers) must be set. With ...
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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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Unable to sort /search results by creation_date

I think I may have stumbled upon a bug in /search and I'll try to describe it as best as I can. What works: Create a /search query with the following parameters: fromdate: 2012-01-24 order: desc ...
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API Implicit Authentication with Python

I am working on an desktop inbox notifier for StackOverflow, using the API with Python. The script I am working on first logs the user in on StackExchange, and then requests authorisation for the ...
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Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?

I'm doing some testing on my app, and I let it run on a machine this afternoon while I was away. When I got back, I was geting 503 throttle violation errors from my API calls. I was calling the "...
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Implicit OAuth Flow stopped working. Redirect happening to a non existent URL [duplicate]

The following URL is first hit when a user clicks on Login: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=202&redirect_uri=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange.com%2foauth%2flogin_success&scope=...
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Stack Tunnel - WebGL Visualization for Stack Exchange

Stack Tunnel Screenshots About StackTunnel is a WebGL visualization which displays the latest questions from any Stack Exchange site interactively within your web browser. You can click on the ...
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Python library for the StackExchange v2 API? [duplicate]

So I'm aware of Py-StackExchange and pyso.py, but neither covers the v2.0 API. Does anyone know of a Python library for the 2.0 API?
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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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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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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? How ...
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Invalidating access token vs de auth app?

Other that invalidating an access token doesn't remove the app from the apps tab (why not?) whats the difference between these two methods?
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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 ...
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Problem with /search tagged and max

Seems like a problem with /search when max is not set to today, and tagged is given: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/search?order=desc&max=1358294400&sort=activity&tagged=java&site=...
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Why is "body" missing from certain inbox items?

I have run into some confusion over the presence of the body attribute in an inbox-item returned by the /inbox method. When item_type is set to "careers_invitations", the body attribute appears to be ...
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When will the "site" field be absent from an "inbox_item"?

According to the documentation on the inbox_item type, the site field "may be absent". Under what circumstances will this occur?
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Java wrapper for the Stack Exchange API 2.0?

I've checked out StackWrap4J, but it looks like it doesn't support some of the new methods provided in the v2.0 API (specifically the ones having to do with user authentication). Does anyone know if ...
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