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"page" global parameters to return next set of results from API query

Started by Randy Stebbing on Thursday, December 23, 2010

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12/23/2010 at 6:03 PM

Can we get a fuller explanation with some examples of how to use the "page" global parameter that is mentioned here:
http://dev.geni.com/

I tried what I thought would be the correct syntax but I'm getting some errors with syntax like this: https://www.geni.com/api/project-237/profiles.xml?page=2

Some examples of how to use the next and previous variants would be nice. Also how do you know if your at the final page?

--Randy Stebbing

1/13/2011 at 3:54 PM

All,

There was a bug (now fixed as of Jan 11, 2011) that correctly returns the subsequent pages of returned project profiles.

For example this now works: https://www.geni.com/api/project-237/profiles.xml?page=2 where previously, before the bug fix, it returned non-usable results.

Thanks to the geni engineers for getting out a fix.
--Randy

PS. If any one is interested I've written a python script that returns a alphabetical surname sorted list (with birth and death years) of all profiles associated with a particular project. I still have to fix some unicode problems but for many projects the script already works great.

1/14/2011 at 12:52 AM

Randy,

We're trying to do something similar to what you're doing...

I'd like to display all of the surnames/lastnames of ancestors across all trees in a given project. Is there an easy way to get this from Geni?

Also, is it possible to modify your code to use it for searching? I'd like to offer the option of searching for say "Stephen Burke" and return all of the "Stephen Burke"s in all trees in a project (with a link to their profile pages).

Rick

1/18/2011 at 11:10 AM

Randy Stebbing I'd also be interested in reviewing your script.

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