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socialize.getRawData

Last modified 11:38, 15 Sep 2014

Description

Enables retrieving raw data directly from the provider. This allows accessing provider-specific information that is not supported by Gigya.
The response is returned exactly as it is received from the provider without translation by Gigya, so it is the site's responsibility to know how to use the information.

Note: This method is also supported in our REST API. If you wish to execute this method from your server, please refer to REST API > socialize.getRawData.

Supporting Providers

The following providers currently support this operation: Myspace, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Google+, Xing.

Customers requiring this operation for Facebook are advised to use socialize.facebookGraphOperation which provides additional fuctionality and supports all the operations managed by getRawData, which is associated with an older Facebook API.   

 

 

Syntax

gigya.socialize.getRawData(params)

 

Method Parameters

The following table lists the params object members:

Required Name Type Description
Required provider string The provider from which to retrieve data. The following values are currently supported for use with this parameter: 'facebook', 'myspace', 'twitter', 'yahoo', 'linkedin', 'googleplus', xing'.
Optional UID string The user ID of the user about whom to retrieve the information.
  fields string A comma-separated list of provider-specific fields to retrieve.
If you are using Facebook's Graph API this parameter may also be used for Facebook Query Language (FQL) queries. If the string starts with "SELECT" it will run as FQL.
  dataFormat string Choose the preferred format of the raw data. The options are:
  • json (default)
  • xml
Note: Not all the providers support both formats.
  callback function A reference to a callback function. Gigya calls the specified function along with the results of the API method when the API method completes.
The callback function should be defined with the following signature: functionName(response).
The "Response object Data Members" table below provides specification of the data that is passed to the callback function.
  cid string A string of maximum 100 characters length. The CID sets categories for transactions that can be used later for filtering reports generated by Gigya in the "Context ID" combo box. The CID allows you to associate the report information with your own internal data. For example, to identify a specific widget or page on your site/application. You should not define more than 100 different context IDs.
Note: the value of this parameter overrides the value of the identical parameter in the global configuration object.
  context object A developer-created object that is passed back unchanged to the application as one of the fields in the response object.

 

Response Object Data Members

Field Type Description
errorCode integer The result code of the operation. Code '0' indicates success, any other number indicates failure. For a complete list of error codes, see the Error Codes table.
errorMessage string A short textual description of an error associated with the errorCode for logging purposes.
operation string The name of the API method that generated this response.
context object The context object passed by the application as parameter to the API method, or null if no context object has been passed.
data  string The data returned by the provider as-is, without any manipulation by Gigya.

Note: Every provider returns its individual data format.

Code Sample

function printResponse(response) {  
    if ( response.errorCode == 0 ) { 
		var msg ='';
		switch (response.context.provider) {	
        	case 'myspace':
				eval("var data = " + response.data)
				for (var prop in data.entry) {
					msg+= "\n " +  prop + ': ' + data.entry[prop];
				}
				break;
			case 'facebook':
				eval("var data = " + response.data)
				msg = 'The user\'s name is ' + data[0]['name'] + ' (sex :' + data[0]['sex'] + ')';
				msg += '\nContext message is :\'' + response['context']['message'] + '\'';
				break;
		}
					
        alert(msg);
    }
    else {
        alert('Error :' + response.errorMessage);
    }
}

var context = {
    message:'How are you ?',
    provider:'facebook'
}; 

var params = {
    provider: 'facebook',
    fields : 'name,sex',
    UID: 'Z1sHOcDVFPhI8TfddDz7nA==',
    callback:printResponse,
    context:context 
};

gigya.socialize.getRawData(params);

Notes:
  • This sample is not meant to be fully functional code. For brevity's sake, only the code required for demonstrating the API call itself is presented.
  • To run the code on your own domain, add your Gigya API key to the socialize.js URL. A Gigya API key can be obtained on the Site Dashboard page on Gigya's website. Please make sure that the domain from which you are loading the page is the same domain name that you used for generating the API key.
  • In some cases it is necessary to connect/login the user to a provider? prior to calling the API method. You can learn more in the Social Login guide.

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