Get Twitter User Statuses (Social Media)

Synopsis

This operator searches for Twitter statuses of a specific user.

Description

With the Get Twitter User Statuses operator, you can specify a Twitter user and receive a list of statuses of the user. The list of statuses contains additional data with context of the statuses. There are advanced parameters you can use to specify additional search restrictions.

Select a Twitter connection to specify the Twitter account for the Twitter API access. Specify at least the user name or the user ID of interest. There are advanced parameters you can use to specify additional search restrictions. For example, you can increase the number of pages. This will increase the number of search results.

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

Input

  • connection (Connection)

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

Output

  • output (IOObject)

    An example set consisting of data from the Twitter API. This comprises the tweet text, the tweet ID, the number of retweets, the date of creation, the language, the geo-location, the used source of the tweet, and user information.

  • connection (Connection)

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

Parameters

  • 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: long
  • user The screen name of the user. Range: string
  • limit The limit on the number of tweets to return. Range: integer
  • since_id Returns results with an ID greater than (that is, more recent than) the specified ID. Range: long
  • max_id Returns results with an ID less than (that is, older than) or equal to the specified ID. Range: long