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(Node.js) Facebook User Feed (Read Posts)

Demonstrates how to read the feed of posts (including status updates) and links published by this person, or by others on this person's profile. This introductory example gets the first few posts.

Install Chilkat for Node.js and Electron using npm at

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on Windows, Linux, MacOSX, and ARM

var os = require('os');
if (os.platform() == 'win32') {  
    if (os.arch() == 'ia32') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win-ia32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win64'); 
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'linux') {
    if (os.arch() == 'arm') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-arm');
    } else if (os.arch() == 'x86') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux64');
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'darwin') {
    var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-macosx');
}

function chilkatExample() {

    // This example requires the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
    // See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

    // This example assumes a previously obtained an access token
    var oauth2 = new chilkat.OAuth2();
    oauth2.AccessToken = "FACEBOOK-ACCESS-TOKEN";

    var rest = new chilkat.Rest();

    // Connect to Facebook and send the following GET request:
    var success = rest.Connect("graph.facebook.com",443,true,true);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Provide the authentication credentials (i.e. the access key)
    rest.SetAuthOAuth2(oauth2);

    // We could limit the number of posts.  The default limit is 25.
    rest.AddQueryParam("limit","5");

    var responseJson = rest.FullRequestNoBody("GET","/v2.7/me/feed");
    if (rest.LastMethodSuccess !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    var json = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    json.EmitCompact = false;
    json.Load(responseJson);

    // Show the JSON in human-readable format.
    console.log(json.Emit());

    // A sample JSON response is shown below.  
    // This is the code to parse the JSON response.

    var dtime = new chilkat.CkDateTime();
    var bLocalTime = true;

    // dt: DtObj
    var dt;
    var i = 0;
    var numItems = json.SizeOfArray("data");
    while (i < numItems) {
        json.I = i;
        console.log("--- " + i);
        var message = json.StringOf("data[i].message");
        if (json.LastMethodSuccess == true) {
            console.log("message: " + message);
        }

        var story = json.StringOf("data[i].story");
        if (json.LastMethodSuccess == true) {
            console.log("story: " + story);
        }

        console.log("id: " + json.StringOf("data[i].id"));

        // We can load the created_time into a CkDateTime...
        dtime.SetFromTimestamp(json.StringOf("data[i].created_time"));
        dt = dtime.GetDtObj(bLocalTime);
        console.log(dt.Month + "/" + dt.Day + "/" + dt.Year + "  " + dt.Hour + ":" + dt.Minute);

        i = i+1;
    }

    // Finally, there are two paging URLs at the very bottom.  Those can be accessed as shown:
    var prevUrl = json.StringOf("paging.previous");
    console.log("URL for previous page: " + prevUrl);

    var nextUrl = json.StringOf("paging.next");
    console.log("URL for next page: " + nextUrl);

    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    // This is a sample JSON response..
    // { 
    //   "data": [
    //     { 
    //       "message": "This is the first post.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-28T14:36:45+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000001"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "This is the 2nd post.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-27T03:26:12+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000002"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "story": "John Doe shared Mary's post.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-26T15:45:10+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000003"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "https:\/\/www.somewebsite.org\/?ID=8158",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-26T02:29:20+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000004"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "http:\/\/blog.somebody.com\/post\/123",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-26T02:02:56+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000005"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "story": "John Doe shared Bill's photo.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-25T15:32:09+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000006"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "Check this out...",
    //       "story": "John Doe shared NPR Music's video.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-25T14:54:52+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000007"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "Yet another post...",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-24T17:21:30+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000008"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "http:\/\/www.somewhere.com\/blahblahblah\/",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-23T22:20:29+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000009"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "At Lincoln marsh ...",
    //       "story": "John Doe added 2 new photos.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-19T02:00:43+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000010"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "I would've went for a swim had it not been for the sign",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-19T01:59:47+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000011"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "story": "John Doe shared Steve's video.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-17T22:00:02+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000012"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "Another sample message...",
    //       "story": "John Doe shared XYZ's post.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-17T14:13:16+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000013"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "Hello World!",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-16T23:17:13+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000014"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=xyz",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-15T04:13:02+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000015"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "story": "John Doe shared Emily's photo.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-14T16:37:10+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000016"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "story": "John Doe shared Vincent's photo.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-14T14:03:42+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000017"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "https:\/\/www.chilkatsoft.com\/",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-14T02:29:37+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000018"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "So cool!  Marcus jamming with this 16 year old kid...",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-13T17:04:53+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000019"
    //     },
    //     { 
    //       "message": "Wow!",
    //       "story": "John Doe shared Somebody's post.",
    //       "created_time": "2016-09-13T14:11:18+0000",
    //       "id": "12345678901234567_12345678900000020"
    //     }
    //   ],
    //   "paging": { 
    //     "previous": "https:\/\/graph.facebook.com\/v2.7\/12345678901234567\/feed?since=1475073405&limit=25&__paging_token=enc_abcT9x9GFabcTxvnyXZC0xnHZCrH2h4yjNZCZAUabcZAI9TyZBibwat6wCYiSFTxR4nSDZAkzaN8vIaEPmqrabc1QTIbGac&__previous=1",
    //     "next": "https:\/\/graph.facebook.com\/v2.7\/12345678901234567\/feed?limit=25&until=1473426350&__paging_token=enc_AdDFWabcYtV5ob6lFO8LZAMhm7LKCxntawqqabcZALyC8WZB8Th2lON7HGuJRabzW6Ivfm93LORIw9NNBuHpob7abcjh"
    //   }
    // }
    // 

}

chilkatExample();

 

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