Get Twitter Relations (Social Media)


This operator gets friends or followers of a specific user.


With the Get Twitter Relations operator, you can specify a Twitter user and receive the users friends or followers.

Select a Twitter connection to specify the Twitter account for the Twitter API access. Specify the user name or the user ID of interest. Finally, set if you want to receive the followers or friends of the specified user.

Note that the standard Twitter API has strict rate limits! Please consult the Twitter documentation on how to avoid hitting these rate limits.


  • connection (Connection)

    This input port expects a Connection object if any. See the parameter connection entry for more information.


  • output (Data Table)

    An example set consisting of data from the Twitter API. This consists of the IDs of friends or the IDs of followers. Additionally it contains the name or ID, that was searched for.

  • connection (Connection)

    This output port delivers the Connection object from the input port. If the input port is not connected the port delivers nothing.


  • connection_source This parameter indicates how the connection should be specified. It gives you two options: repository and predefined. The parameter is not visible if the connection input port is connected. Range: selection
  • connection_entry This parameter is only available when the connection source parameter is set to repository. This parameter is used to specify a repository location that represents a connection entry. The connection can also be provided using the connection input port. Range: string
  • connection This parameter is only available when the connection source parameter is set to predefined. The connection details for the Twitter connection can be specified here. If you have already configured a Twitter connection, you can select it from the drop-down list. If you have not configured a Twitter connection yet, select the icon to the right of the drop-down list. Create a new Twitter connection in the Manage Connections box. Range: configurable
  • query_type Specifies whether a user should be searched by id or screen name. Range: selection
  • id The id of the user. Range:
  • name The screen name of the user. Range:
  • relation Specifies whether friends or followers of that user should be retrieved. Range: selection