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API not returning results correct results for cooking directions - "text": null

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rodrigopuravida
6 years ago
  1. Under - https://www.mashape.com/webknox/recipe#
  2. Extract Recipe Data
  3. Enter this url (http://www.food.com/recipe/uncle-bills-sushi-rice-and-california-rolls-456629) and click Test Endpoint -

Actual Result: Dictionary returns “text”: null
In this case text is supposed to return cooking directions. But if you actually go the the site - http://www.food.com/recipe/uncle-bills-sushi-rice-and-california-rolls-456629
IT DOES contain directions.

This API sometimes returns results and sometimes it does not but what I noticed is that the actual website ALWAYS has directions.

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webknox commented 6 years ago

Glad it worked 😃

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rodrigopuravida commented 6 years ago

Thanks. Let me try it today and will let you know.
This worked. Thank you very much !!!

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webknox commented 6 years ago

Hi,

you are right. The reason is that I serve the data from the db if I know the recipe already. And apparently the instructions were not correctly extracted back then. I built a workaround for you: I added the query parameter “forceExtraction=true” that you can add to the request. This way the page is extracted again whether I have it already or not. Please only set forceExtraction to true when information is missing.

Let me know whether that helps, best,
David

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rodrigopuravida commented 6 years ago

In my last comment I meant to say "this API sometimes returns “text” results and sometimes it does not. Did not mean to make this a general statement.

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