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Questions tagged [search]

Questions about searching via the API, typically using the /search method.

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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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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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Strange pagination behaviour of /search/excerpts [duplicate]

In an attempt to (automatically) restore broken images* which have originally been included as HTTP links, I've tried to use /search/excerpts to look for candidate posts; specifically, I'm setting the ...
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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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Can we pull posts out of Stack Overflow based on tags?

Instead of directly searching the posts and reading on the Stack Overflow website, can we pull out posts in the form of pdf/txt file? I want to learn (say like programming: c or python) some real ...
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Paging fails at 10K items for /search on any site but Stack Overflow

There's a problem with requesting more than 10,000 items. With Stack Overflow it works just fine. But with Super User, Server Fault, etc. no items are returned for requests for items after the 10,...
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Search incomplete synonym name

Is there is way to search synonym when user is inputting the name. Something like how things work in SO's tag search page. j2se is a synonym of java tag, but it appears in search when searching for ...
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Reputation-based filter for search results

This userscript filters search results on Stack Exchange sites by reputation of the asker. To use it, add a search parameter such as is:25 where 25 is the minimum reputation required. Since the search ...
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Stack Search - Chrome extension

Stack Search is the chrome extension you’ve always dreamed of! Stack Search adds to your Google Search results a filtered set of the most relevant answers from your top trusted coding sources: ...
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StackSurfer iOS App

StackSurfer Screenshots: About “StackSurfer – Search Faster, Work Smarter” StackSurfer provides a smarter way to search for questions and answers in Stack Overflow. You can search for questions ...
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How do I get the total number of records for a given search?

I want to use the Stack Exchange API and get the total number of results returned from the search route. I wrote this recursive script to find the last page with the has_more=False, is there a better ...
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API's /search/advanced gives different results than the website (searching on whitespace only)? [duplicate]

I am searching for (a blank space) in Stack Overflow through API's /search/advanced and through the website. The API gives results whereas the website does not return any results.
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Advanced search doesn't return expected results when using min & max (dates) together?

I want to use the Advanced Search API to get the same results as the Stack Overflow site search. With it, I can see new questions on 11/10/2015. When I tried to craft a query using the Advanced ...
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Enhance Google search by incorporating Stack Overflow

Screenshot About This is a userscript for browsers (Chrome/Firefox) which can give you an overview of your programming-related search. The detailed functions are listed below: Spot the programming ...
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TechGraph: A landscape of a tag/tech in Stack Overflow

Screenshot Update Version 0.1 Right-click to see the tagWiki (there was a collision between single click and double click); Add one section (ExpertGraph) to show the expertise graph of experts who ...
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Search function in the API doesn't work as expected

This looks like an error in the search part of the API. This search URL: /2.2/search?tagged=javascript&intitle=get%20column%20array&site=stackoverflow doesn't return any answers. I'm ...
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Max score with tagged works incorrectly for /questions, correctly for /search

When I look for questions tagged java from the first week of September 2014 with a minimum score of 10 like this: /2.2/questions?fromdate=1409529600&todate=1410134400&min=10&sort=votes&...
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Searching on Stack Overflow and using the API give different results?

I am trying to use the Stack Exchange API to see the trends on different topics. Looking at the API documentation, I see that I could do this using the /search path (it's documented that this method ...
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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 ...
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Why is there a difference between “questions” and “search” in API?

I have a query to find the number of questions tagged java from 2012-08-01 to 2013-08-01. Running this using both /questions and /search produces different results: https://api.stackexchange.com/2....
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Advanced search API not returning data for “phonegap” tag

I am trying to gather results from the API for the tag phonegap but the API is not returning any data. I am using /search/advanced and get nothing back for November: { "items": [], "...
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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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Parameter `tagged` in `search/advanced` seems to use `AND` instead of `OR`

It seems that search/advanced has the same problem as in "The tagged parameter does not work with multiple tags" question. When I select c#; .net I only get results tagged both c# and .net: http://...
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Possible to get more than 5 tags for /search? Or to use or-logic, for tags, in /questions?

This is the query I want to run: /2.1/search?pagesize=100&page=1&order=desc&sort=creation&tagged=linux,ubuntu,bash,linux-mint,mint,linux-distributions,linux-distro,archlinux,&site=...
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Stack Overflow Instant Search

Screenshot About I love the concept of instant search that Google introduced. Stack Overflow Instant Search does exactly that - it brings (almost) instant search to Stack Overflow. The results ...
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Search links (Stack, Google, Symbolhound) next to the search box, for tab opening

Screenshot About Adds three links next to the search box. Allows to open the regular Stackoverflow search in a new tab, or search using Google, or Symbolhound. Proved useful to find duplicates. ...
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Script to convert a search on a StackExchange site to a Google search of that site

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Adds a Google button below the Search button on the search page which takes you to a Google search restricted to the current Stack Exchange site but with the same ...
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How do I search for a specific question whose url I know?

I was wondering if there is a feature in the API that I could use to retrieve various features of a question on the Stack Exchange network when I know the actual URL of the question.
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Is there a difference between the API search and the search from within the site?

I'm curious if the search results from the API is calculated the same way as the searches from within the sites themselves? Is there a difference between the two? If so, what are the difference?
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Script to add a “Related Tags” module for search on all Stack Exchange sites

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Back in May A.Danesh asked "How can I see related tag for a search query?". I didn't actually see this question at the time but by September I started wondering the ...
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The migrated predicate on advanced_search seems underachieving

What does the migrated parameter to the advanced_search method mean? Setting it to true on CS finds only one question that has been migrated away, out of several: { "items": [ { "...
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Advanced search by title doesn't filter on the title

Searching by title on the advanced search method doesn't restrict the results to posts containing the specified text as a word or even substring. Varying the string has some influence, but I can't ...
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View count restriction isn't working for /search/advanced.

I have constructed the following URL, but the questions returned don't contain anywhere near 50k views, despite the query string parameter: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/search/advanced?site=...
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Is there an app for searching Stack Overflow?

I was thinking about how I often use the Stack Overflow "ask a question" area as a search engine, rather than searching Google first. I know I'm more likely to find my answer by doing this. I was ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange API allows research on the body?

I want to use the Stack Exchange API to perform research on the question/answer's body but it seems impossible. Is that the case? If not, how do I go about doing it?
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Let me Ask Jon Skeet for you (LMAJSFY)

Let me Ask Jon Skeet for you (LMAJSFY) For all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than Ask Jon Skeet for themselves. Enter your search term and click ...
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StackExchange Google Search

Code // ==UserScript== // @name StackExchange Google Search // @description Google questions if query begins with "gq:" and user profiles if query begins with "gu:". // @version 1.1 // @...
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SymbolHound Search

Code // ==UserScript== // @name StackExchange SymbolHound Search // @description Uses SymbolHound instead of regular search if query begins with "sh:". // @version 1.1 // @include http:...
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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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The Ask Ubuntu Lens for Unity

Screenshot About If you're running Ubuntu with Unity, this Lens will put Ask Ubuntu right next to your files and applications in the Unity Dash. Via filters, you can select any other Stack Exchange ...
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stack.horizobu.com - an exploration engine

Screenshot About stack.horizobu.com is a search engine for the various Stack Exchange question and answer sites. horizobu assists you in your search by suggesting related query terms. The query ...
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Is there a maximum on the number of search results returned (using the SO API)?

I was trying to do statistics on post from some not-too-popular tags like matlab, using the search method. It appears that it will never return a total larger than 2000. Is this a hard limit that ...
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Greasemonkey Script: Show all results from a search, even if they would be hidden by your ignored tags

greasemonkey script to make it so no questions are hidden based on their tags when you are searching I'm currently ignoring the Perl tag because I don't know anything about it, but occasional I want ...
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Google Search Results Integration (Chrome Extension)

Screenshots About Google Chrome Extension that adds a new tab to StackOverflow search results that uses Google magic formula for relevance. It does this by opening Google search in a background tab ...
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nottagged only works when tagged is set (/search)

On the /search route, the nottagged parameter doesn't work properly (at least it isn't specially documented to only work at certain times) For example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/search?pagesize=...
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Ask Jon Skeet - A Search Engine

Ask Jon Skeet A Search engine for questions answered by Jon Skeet. Screenshot About A search engine that focuses on questions asked on Stack Overflow and answered by Jon Skeet. As Jon Skeet is so ...
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API 'search' method with 'min' parameter

If you search for questions posted on time 1296897085 or later (by specifying sort=creation and min=1296897085), it may still return questions posted before that date: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1....
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API 'search' method with 'tagged' parameter

From the docs for tagged paremeter: List of tags delimited by semi-colons of which at least one must be on a question Yet, when I execute this query (http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/search?tagged=...
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Does Lucene back the API search now?

With the announcement that Lucene is being used for site searches does it cover the API as well?
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Non-verbatim search strings in py-stackexchange

Hello, I am writing a python program with py-stackexchange that takes a query and returns a list of urls to questions with that query in the title. Here's the code: #!c:/Python27/python.exe -u ...