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

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Stack Overflow View - Visual Studio code extension

About: This is a Visual Studio Code extension that allows developers to search Stack Overflow inside of the text editor, to quickly access answers and view questions. Screenshot / Code Snippet: ...
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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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OBSOLETE - Search Stack Exchange Network of Q&A sites instantly with SEInstant

Obsolete - Site long dead; no source code available. Was written for decommissioned version of the API. About Stack Exchange search results are now fast, faster, instant! :) Following on the heels ...
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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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Finding a user given their (exact) display name

For my app, I allow people to "register" themselves on my site by typing in their Stack Overflow (etc) name. Now it does allow you to use your ID if you know it, but I find that typing in usernames is ...
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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 intitle arg is case sensitive

This seriously cripples any search capabilities. Consider: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=soapi&order=desc&sort=activity vs http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=Soapi&...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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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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Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.

I'm getting the wrong number of results back from the /search route depending on what combination of values I provide for the tagged and nottagged parameters. Examples: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1....
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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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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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Can I filter Users by reputation or up_vote_count using the API?

Howdy, Is it possible to do API calls that pull back all users with, say, > 10,000 reputation? Or up_vote_count, etc. The advanced search page implies that we should use third-party search engines. ...
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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 '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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Formatting and formatted content is missing for body in search excerpts call

The body returned by the search excerpts call seems to omit formatting and sometimes even formatted content. Example calls follow for this question: Does `inquestion` support multiple question ids? ...
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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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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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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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When using the Advanced Search API endpoint, how soon after the edit grace period is question data updated?

I'm using the Questions Advanced Search API to retrieve Stack Overflow questions with a specific tag that were created in the last 15 minutes. I've written a script which runs every fifteen minutes ...
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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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OBSOLETE - /search method, returning the body of the questions

Probably this is a documentation fault. For the search method, the parameter list doesn't say anything about an optional body, but looking at the Returns description shows: "body": { "...
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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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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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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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How to mimic search behavior of Stack sites?

I want to mimic the behavior of the search field that can be found on all Stack sites. How should I do this? Filter by tags if all words (how exactly is this detected?) in the query are tags. ...
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Garbage (litter) filters - delete custom filters from the "more" dropdown

About Garbage (litter) filters is a userscript that allows users to delete custom filters from the top dropdown directly without scrolling down to the "custom filters" sidebar. Inspired by ...
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Add a color highlight to closed questions in the question lists

Screenshot / Code Snippet Adds a color highlight to closed questions. Inspired on a question asked by Hakan Fıstık About The script will highlight the close reason found at the end of a question ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How do I search answer bodies for Markdown links?

The /search/excerpt query enables searching answers for specific text, but searching for Markdown links returns results that don't seem to match the query at all. For instance, the following query ...
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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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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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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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Discrepancy in results size

I just started using the Stack Overflow API. I want to collect all questions related to a specific keyword. My code iterates over all result pages by increasing the &page=N parameter while '...
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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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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=...