Project url to project # mapping

Started by Randy Stebbing on Friday, December 17, 2010

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12/17/2010 at 8:31 AM

The docs show this for an example of a query for a project:
https://www.geni.com/api/project-6

And after examining the returned data I can see that it returns info for this particular project:
http://www.geni.com/projects/Magna-Carta-Sureties-and-Witnesses

Can I go the other way around and provide it with the normal URL instead of "project-6"? How do I know what project number a particular project is?

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12/17/2010 at 10:05 AM

"project-6" is the project ID.

If you view the XML variant you will see an easy way to build the project URL:
https://www.geni.com/api/project-6.xml

Since they have started addressing projects by project ID instead of name we might have an opening on what we have complained a lot about: We cannot rename projects or have two projects with identical names.

12/17/2010 at 12:20 PM

I don't think that quite answers the question, Bjorn. For example, what's the project ID for http://www.geni.com/projects/Earls-of-Arundel ?

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12/17/2010 at 12:50 PM

I thought we was discussing the API.

Private User
12/17/2010 at 1:04 PM

Anyhow - in your case the project-ID is listed in the html page as well: project-124

It is just a question about picking up the value in the page.

12/17/2010 at 4:02 PM

Sorry if I came off harsh there! I just had a similar question. It looks like the project ID isn't visible directly on the page, but if you scan the HTML you can find the project ID in the source.

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12/17/2010 at 4:14 PM

Correct, and since we are in an API discussion I expected that you was talking about processing the data with a program and not your eyes ;-)

Have a nice weekend!

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