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by balderdashian
Thu May 02, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process

What do I put in for last_edit_id in my first update (which it says is required)? I tried this: https://api.thegamesdb.net/Games/Updates?apikey=[MYKEY]&last_edit_id=0&time=3000 It seems to have ignored the time parameter and started at the beginning. EDIT: Nevermind it seems to work fine if I don't ...
by balderdashian
Wed May 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process

Ok thanks that makes sense.
by balderdashian
Wed May 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process

Thanks for the clarification. That clears up almost everything. The only thing I'm still unclear on is the last_edit_id itself. If I understand correctly, after my first update, I use the result's last_edit_id for the second update, etc. So the second update and on, that makes sense. But how do I do...
by balderdashian
Wed May 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process

Yes, of course I saw that but many things are still unclear. What is a last_edit_id? If the last_edit_id is based on time, what is the time query? Does this include new additions or only edits? What about removals? What about platform edits, additions and removals? What about edits, additions, and r...
by balderdashian
Wed May 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Having Trouble Understanding the Update Process

I would like to download the whole database using my private key doing Games/ByPlatformID, as has been suggested here. My dev-use-only scraper tool will save these out as json files, one per platform. How would I then go about doing daily or weekly updates while using as few requests as possible? Ed...
by balderdashian
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: List of Games By Platform Since Specific Date?
Replies: 1
Views: 664

List of Games By Platform Since Specific Date?

In the new API, "Games/ByPlatformId" the document mentions a filter field called "last_updated". Is that what I'm looking for? Is there an example of how that's used? Also, I'd love to be able to query results of ByGameName for a specific platform ID, but that doesn't seem to be an option. +1 as a f...
by balderdashian
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: API Requests
Topic: API Request
Replies: 2
Views: 350

API Request

Here is the project:

http://tiltedarcade.com

My plan was to include a cache of TGDB xmls in my project and only scrape the site for newer games. Or I can just not even include any scraping and simply use my key for development. I'm happy to follow any restrictions you require.