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The API currently does not support this, but then neither does the website itself. The "How do I search?" help page says: OR operator To combine results from multiple tags, separate the tag names (enclosed in square brackets) with the word "or": [widgets] or [geegaws] returns questions tagged with either tag. (Emphasis added) Note that it only ...


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Although it doesn't appear to say so in the doc page, intitle expects an exact phrase, not a list of words. You can currently see this by: /2.2/search?intitle=get column array&site=stackoverflow which currently returns one result with that exact phrase in the title, but doesn't return the many questions that have those 3 words in other arrangements. ...


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The /search path and the /search/advanced path return only questions, not answers, and by design. It says so right in the doc pages: Searches a site for any questions which fit the given criteria. and This method returns a list of questions. Your example Stack Overflow search returned answers as well. The correct equivalent search is: ...


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This was a search issue in elastic (max_result_window) that has now been tuned across the network. See, also, this related Q&A on Meta SE.


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In order to get the total, you need to use a filter that includes it. If you just want the total, as your sample code implies, then use the built-in total filter. For example:           /2.2/search?intitle=X&site=stackoverflow&filter=total If you want the total AND the results, then you must use a custom filter with the ...


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Date parameters are in unix epoch time and 1447113600 is 2015-11-10, 00:00:00. So any questions posted on Nov 10th actually happened after that. When searching for date ranges, you usually want to increment the end-date (max in this case) by one full day. For example, if you want items from 12-12-2012 to 12-13-2012, you would use max=1355443200 (The ...


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The /search/excerpts method supports searching by tag and returns the excerpts you're looking for:


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No, there is no easy way to do this via the API. Related feature requests: Provide a method to search for sites winch merely wanted a search for site name/description. It was declined. Search across Stack Exchange sites in Android app. To implement this usually would mean that a supporting method would be added to the API. This feature-request has been ...


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No there is no "Query API", especially not for SQL-like syntax. It sure would be sweet to have an always current version of SEDE† (even if limited to, say, a hundred rows), but this is very unlikely to ever be provided. Your options are: Oftentimes the q parameter of the /search/advanced route is pretty powerful and will get you close to what you ...


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Is there any valid way to get the information from stackoverflow.com/search?q=? Use the /search/advanced route of the API; that's what it's there for. For example:     /2.2/search/advanced?q=foo&tagged=python&site=stackoverflow     (Doc page equivalent)


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I forget when, but sometime in the last couple of years, the /search/excerpts route started allowing is:answer in the q parameter. For example:           /2.2/search/excerpts?&q=Hear! is:answer&site=stackapps -- which returns Stack Apps answers with the text "Hear!" in the body. (Pretty sure I tested this in early 2014, ...


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Looks like no data from May 2013 onwards: http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/154032/phonegap-posts-by-month When I search for the phonegap tag on SO: ...and click the button I get taken to questions tagged cordova: I suspect the tags have been merged?


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The search path already allows more than 5 tags, and it uses OR logic. From the docs: tagged and nottagged are semi-colon delimited list of tags. At least 1 tag in tagged will be on each returned question if it is passed, making it the OR equivalent of the AND version of tagged on /questions. (bold added) Note that tags are separated with a semicolon, ...


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The /search/excerpts route looks to be about as good as /search and it does return both questions and answers, and it does have an answers parameter. This route is "★ All new! For version 2.2! ★"


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