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Questions about the Stack Exchange API *only*. If your question concerns any other API, do not use this tag. For bugs, please (also) use the version tag, EG [api-v2.2], that the bug applies to.

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Get user data using curb/Curl in Ruby

I am trying to get user data in my Rails app. I am doing this: url_so = "http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/231917?type=jsontext" curl = Curl::Easy.new(url_so) curl.perform data_obj = ...
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I am unable to get the desired response through Stack Exchange API, using Postman [duplicate]

I am using this: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers#page=3&order=desc&sort=activity&filter=default&site=stackoverflow to get the response. Is this the correct URI? I have ...
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Linked questions API call fails for frequently asked questions on Stack Overflow

The Linked Questions API fails for some of the Frequently Asked Questions on Stack Overflow, maybe because of the sheer amount of linked questions they have. As an example, take What is a ...
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Are the revisions returned by /posts/{ids}/revisions guaranteed to be returned in descending order?

The /posts/{ids}/revisions method returns all revisions to a post, but it doesn't have the sort and order parameters most methods have. From some quick tests, e.g. this one, I think it always returns ...
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Add language or primary language to the /sites API

Can we add a language, or primary language field to the /sites API? For classification purposes, I think it would go a long way for bots trying to target specific languages. For example, I'm ...
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SE API V1.1 documentation, date errata

The Stack Exchange API, version 1.1, documentation is ever so slightly confusing wherever Unix timestamps are mentioned (perhaps any ranges, I haven't dug too deeply) For instance: todate – Unix ...
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Fetch the Personalized Prediction Data through the API?

Is it possible to get a user's personalized prediction data in an automated way? I'm building a graphical visualization of this data, you can check the project here: http://jlhonora.github.io/...
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How to get access token from the hash?

I am trying to implement OAuth Stack Exchange API via Android app as client. After a successful login from out I get the below URL how do I get or decode the access_token from the hash? https://...
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Only Stack Overflow has documentation, but the API erroneously lists documentation privileges for all sites

Privileges related to Stack Overflow Documentation are displaying in every other site's API data. Using Meta Stack Exchange, for example, /2.2/privileges?site=meta returns the following documentation ...
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How to search ALL sites with the advanced API?

I can make a request to Stack Overflow as follows, which searches with keywords in titles:     /2.2/search/advanced?title=vlookup%20index%20match&site=stackoverflow My question is ...
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Open source the Stack Exchange app and API

It has come to my attention that neither the app nor the API have received much if any attention in the last two years. The latest API is also largely undocumented. My humble request is to either A) ...
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Error: Key doesn't match a known application

When trying to access the Stack Overflow API I get this error message. My key is very similar to the one in the query string, it has parentheses on the end. https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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Is there an offline copy of the API documentation?

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?
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Is there a SQL-like query for the API?

I've looked at the API docs. However, I haven't found a way to do complex queries through the API such as I can do in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer query editor (select, joins etc). Example: data....
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SIlverlight 3 ClientHttp vs BrowserHttp stack: no cross domain policy means no gzip for Silverlight

I notice that even if I send accept-encoding=gzip the response does not seem to be compressed. ( it is late and i was conflating 'accept' with 'accept-encoding') Should we expect, in the 1.0 ...
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top-answerers / top-askers documentation bug: number of results returned incorrect

The top-answerers-on-tags and top-askers-on-tags documentation claim: Returns the top 30 answerers active in a single tag, of either all-time or the last 30 days. and Returns the top 30 askers ...
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Is there any support for Area 51 in the new API?

Does the new API support Area 51? Will there be support in the future?
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Getting Question data using stack.PHP fails after a certain number of requests

I am trying to build an RSS feed that includes any/all questions that I have answered, and been accepted as the correct answer. I am running into an issue where I'm sending too many requests and ...
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Enable access to post images in the API, for “Stack Overflow for Teams”

The Stack Exchange API supports access to Stack Overflow for Teams; see the Teams API documentation. But, since Teams content is private, post images aren't uploaded to imgur.com, but instead hosted ...
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Please “release” and/or document API version 2.3

I was playing around a bit with Fiddler to capture traffic from the Stack Exchange iOS app. To my surprise, it uses version 2.3 of the Stack Exchange API: I noticed here that it has some extra ...
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Can I fetch Stack Overflow users by location in Stack Exchange API

I read the documentation and I know that I can get users' locations but I have not seen anywhere about querying by location. Does that mean that it is not possible? If it is possible, how? As an ...
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Stack Exchange API - Get Watched Tags for a User

Is there a way to get a list of tags that the user has set up as "Watched Tags"? If not, is it on the roadmap?
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Platforms Supported by the API and Response Compression

What platforms are supported for use with the Stack Exchange API? In short, anything that can make a GET request to the API servers and supports JSON/JSONP & GZIP. (JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, ...
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Unable to get access token

I am trying to get a non-expiry access token, like so: https://stackexchange.com/oauth?scope=no_expiry&redirect_uri={{some_uri}}&client_id={{some_value}} I am repeatedly getting the error: ...
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Is it possible to create a private Q&A site using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to create a sort of private Q&A site to allow university students of the same courses to communicate. Is it possible by using the Stack Exchange API?
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I have created a lot of access_token with no_expiry scope while experimenting. How do I delete them?

While learning how to work with the StackApps APIs, I created quite a few (more than 10) access_token with no_expiry scope. Finally I have got my applicaiton working but I am worried that all those ...
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Stack Exchange OAuth2, explicit access-token response format does not adhere to RFC6749 standard

I'm using the Stack Exchange v2.1 API. I'm using the explicit OAuth 2.0 flow, but it seems that the access token response step does not adhere to the RFC 6749 standard. Specifically, the Stack ...
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The API is not returning a value that I know it should

My "Meta Stack Overflow" site details are not listed in the API, when I use meta_site;main_site in the types parameter. See:         /2.2/users/2855348/associated?types=meta_site;...
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.wrapper not sorted correctly in filter edit popup

When editing the filter, e.g. on this API documentation page, all types are sorted alphabetically except for .wrapper which is always shown below answer, instead of above it (or at the end): ...
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How to get the number/count/total of tags/badges/something from the API?

I see we can fetch tags via the API, which works fine but, sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way to get the count of all possible tags. Currently the Stack Overflow Tags page shows 36 tags per page ...
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Hidden page tracks Read/Unread Inbox items better than API or Inbox?

How does this hidden page (stackexchange.com/topbar/inbox) know which Inbox notifications I have/haven't opened? Both the drop-down inbox and the API (ie, api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-inbox) seem ...
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Can the redirect_uri contain port number?

Is it possible to have the redirect_uri contain a specific port? For example: example.com:8080 Assuming that example.com is my registered domain, is the 8080 allowed? I have tried to put it as part ...
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How to query the Stack Exchange API using an OR operator?

I want to query Stack Exchange by title including optional keywords (one of). How can I query by OR operator? For example: /search/advanced?page=1&tagged=java&q=title:http OR class&...
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What are the top level question & answer localized flag_option titles?

For the SE API, the endpoints dealing with flags (e.g. /questions/{id}/flags/options) return the flag_option type. However, the option_id values are explicitly stated as being unstable, but it's ...
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Cannot get redirect_uri to work

This is in regards to my userscript Bulk flag comments. I am sure I have not at all updated the userscript since the first release of June 24, and I am sure I was able to register for an access token ...
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Is the Stack API daily quota of 10,000 a hard limit, or can it be increased?

We are developing an indexer that will be used to store and serve up questions/answers related to our products. The indexer uses a key (and soon an access_token) to retrieve the data from Stack ...
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Will the Stack Exchange API work with an org-specific Stack Overflow site?

We have a company-specific Stack Overflow site for folks to ask questions with the company. It has a *.stackoverflow.com domain/URL. Would I be able to use the Stack Exchange API to access the ...
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How to get a list of all StackExchange employees?

For a particular userscript feature, I need to get a list of all Stack Exchange employees. The list would be updated every day (per SE website). What is the most efficient way to do so? I looked at ...
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Will the new traffic measuring formula be available via the API as well?

From this MSO answer: stackexchange.com/sites was just updated today to use a new formula for traffic. Area 51 is still using the old formula, but will be updated soon to use the new formula. ...
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Can the API Edit a Question, changing only one field?

The documentation for the edit question method (/questions/{id}/edit) is somewhat vague. Are all of the parameters required? For example, if the only field I want to change in the question is tags, ...
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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"} . '/...
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Can we find the time of a vote using the API?

I've been looking at the API docs and more specifically at the filters available for the /answers/{ids}, /posts/{ids} and /questions/{ids} routes but can't find anything other than upvoted and ...
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Is there a glossary of the properties returned in response to the Stack Exchange API?

While most items are self-explanatory, some aren't, and I was wondering if there was a glossary explaining all the properties in each of the response types?
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Add the 'people reached' count to the API?

Can we have the people reached statistic added to the /users/{ids} method? The response could simply be: "people_reached": 1000 I'm asking because it would be cool to get a network-wide number.
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How to get the user's last seen time in user's profile

In user's profile page, there's a last seen xx mins ago info: How can I get this information in user object or other object field?
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How to get visits per day via the API?

At the overview page of the Stack Exchange network, one can see a list of all sites of the network with some statistics for each site (number of questions, answers etc.). Most of these statistics can ...
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What's the meaning about “ is_answered” field of question object?

I saw the question object has a is_answered field. I mentioned that there're the following cases: The is_answered field is true, and the question has an accepted answer. The is_answered field is ...
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What exactly is a valid OAuth domain name for registering your app?

I'm starting to write a native Android client for Stack Overflow, and wondering what exactly is a valid OAuth domain name? Is it the package name of my app? Or do I have to point it to a server ...
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I'm having a hard time finding resources for using Stack Overflow's API in Python to query some questions [duplicate]

I can just go through documentation but it'd be a time saver if I could find some sort of tutorial or intro or anything. Does anybody happen to have any resources, notes, or code examples they could ...
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How to pass multiple tags (OR between the tags) to the Stack Exchange Questions/Unanswered API

I am using the /questions/unanswered API to try and get all unanswered questions, sorted by upvotes, and with the tags specified. How can I pass multiple tags to the /unanswered route(s) using OR-...