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tommy_8
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Paginate API (Facebook Graph API) call

Hi API experts,

 

I need some hints regarding paginating through my API Call.

I'm retrieving data from Facebook Graph API, which gives me the first 25 rows and the "next page" as another column.

 

What I want is to iterate through all next pages, get the data until the next page is null.

 

My Query:

 

let
    Source = Json.Document(Web.Contents("https://graph.facebook.com/v11.0/***/insights?" & "level=ad&" & "fields=campaign_name,ad_name,impressions,inline_link_clicks,clicks&" & "time_increment=1&" & "date_preset=last_3d", [Headers=***]), 65001),
    #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromRecords({Source}),
    #"Expanded paging" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Converted to Table", "paging", {"cursors", "next"}, {"paging.cursors", "paging.next"}),
    
in
    #"Expanded paging"

 

 

This gives me:

tommy_8_0-1627542683032.png

Is it possible to loop over this and retrieve all "next pages"?

 

Who can help me?

thanks in advance

Tommy

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tommy_8
New Member

I've not been successful using List.Accumulate().

Instead List.Generate() gives me the list of pages, which can be converted to Table.

 

For any interested user:

let
    API_Bearer = "Bearer XXX",
    Source = List.Generate( ()=> 
        [
            // API Config and paramters
            facebook_account = "act_XXX",
            Facebook_API_URL = "https://graph.facebook.com/v11.0/" & facebook_account & "/insights?",
            level = "level=ad&",
            fields = "fields=campaign_name,ad_name,impressions,inline_link_clicks,clicks&",
            time_increment = "time_increment=1&",
            date_preset = "date_preset=last_30d&",
            
            URL = Facebook_API_URL & level & fields & time_increment & date_preset,
            Result = Json.Document(Web.Contents(URL, [Headers=[Authorization=API_Bearer]]), 65001)
        ],
        each [URL]<>null,
        each [
            URL = try [Result][paging][next] otherwise null,
            Result = Json.Document(Web.Contents(URL, [Headers=[Authorization=API_Bearer]]), 65001)
        ]
    ),
    #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromList(Source, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
    #"Expanded Column1" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Column1", {"Result"}, {"Column1.Result"}),
    #"Expanded Column1.Result" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Expanded Column1", "Column1.Result", {"data"}, {"Column1.Result.data"}),
    #"Expanded Column1.Result.data" = Table.ExpandListColumn(#"Expanded Column1.Result", "Column1.Result.data"),
    #"Expanded Column1.Result.data1" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Expanded Column1.Result.data", "Column1.Result.data", {"campaign_name", "ad_name", "impressions", "inline_link_clicks", "clicks", "date_start"}, {"campaign_name", "ad_name", "impressions", "inline_link_clicks", "clicks", "date"}),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Expanded Column1.Result.data1",{{"campaign_name", type text}, {"ad_name", type text}, {"impressions", Int64.Type}, {"inline_link_clicks", Int64.Type}, {"clicks", Int64.Type}, {"date", type date}})
in
    #"Changed Type"

Best regards, Tommy

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tommy_8
New Member

I've not been successful using List.Accumulate().

Instead List.Generate() gives me the list of pages, which can be converted to Table.

 

For any interested user:

let
    API_Bearer = "Bearer XXX",
    Source = List.Generate( ()=> 
        [
            // API Config and paramters
            facebook_account = "act_XXX",
            Facebook_API_URL = "https://graph.facebook.com/v11.0/" & facebook_account & "/insights?",
            level = "level=ad&",
            fields = "fields=campaign_name,ad_name,impressions,inline_link_clicks,clicks&",
            time_increment = "time_increment=1&",
            date_preset = "date_preset=last_30d&",
            
            URL = Facebook_API_URL & level & fields & time_increment & date_preset,
            Result = Json.Document(Web.Contents(URL, [Headers=[Authorization=API_Bearer]]), 65001)
        ],
        each [URL]<>null,
        each [
            URL = try [Result][paging][next] otherwise null,
            Result = Json.Document(Web.Contents(URL, [Headers=[Authorization=API_Bearer]]), 65001)
        ]
    ),
    #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromList(Source, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
    #"Expanded Column1" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Column1", {"Result"}, {"Column1.Result"}),
    #"Expanded Column1.Result" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Expanded Column1", "Column1.Result", {"data"}, {"Column1.Result.data"}),
    #"Expanded Column1.Result.data" = Table.ExpandListColumn(#"Expanded Column1.Result", "Column1.Result.data"),
    #"Expanded Column1.Result.data1" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Expanded Column1.Result.data", "Column1.Result.data", {"campaign_name", "ad_name", "impressions", "inline_link_clicks", "clicks", "date_start"}, {"campaign_name", "ad_name", "impressions", "inline_link_clicks", "clicks", "date"}),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Expanded Column1.Result.data1",{{"campaign_name", type text}, {"ad_name", type text}, {"impressions", Int64.Type}, {"inline_link_clicks", Int64.Type}, {"clicks", Int64.Type}, {"date", type date}})
in
    #"Changed Type"

Best regards, Tommy

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