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Twitter Search Tool

Asteroid

I have found the following page https://help.alteryx.com/current/TwitterSearch.htm?tocpath=Tools%7CTool%20Categories%7CConnectors%7C... and cant seem to find the tool in the Alteryx Gallery and was wondering if anyone know where i can download the tool from?

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Moderator
Moderator

Hello,

Please refer to the link below on how you can access the Twitter Search Tool.

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Twitter-Search-Tool-no-longer-in-Galle...

Thanks!
TrevorS

Community Moderator
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Asteroid

Thanks for that but when i try to used it, i am getting the following error 

twitter error.PNG

 

 

 

When i go to the Alteryx Analytics Gallery, i cant find the latest version,

 

please advise

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Moderator

@CharlieS Could you please weigh in on this? The user has upgraded to 2018.3 and is unable to use the twitter search tool. They are now receiving the error message in the post above.


Thank you!

TrevorS

Community Moderator
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Asteroid

I am using the 11.7.4 of alteryx if that helps

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

As a disclaimer, I don't actually have Twitter credentials to test this. I can only look at this from a tool point of view. 

 

You'll have to remove a forced error in the macro. Find the macro file and remove the "Read-only" restriction, then find Message (368) and put it in a disabled container. The macro seemed to be ready, but again, I don't have credentials to test so there could be difference in the Twitter API that I'm not aware of.

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Asteroid

It appears the twitter search tool has been removed from the gallery.  I don't see an explanation.  

 

Twitter requires you to submit an application, now.  I signed up a year ago and I cannot find any my account and or any history of it on twitter, but I didn't use it and it was likely disabled.  Unfortunately, now I have a use for it and I have to redo the submission process.  The process now is more thorough and requires a statement of your purpose and the request will be reviewed.  I now have a need, and I'm a little disappointed I have to wait for approval.  I suppose this is a response to the social media "fake news" / "bots" / etc that's been in the news -- trying not be political here.

 

The good news is that the API account still appears free, and while the search request only gives you the ability to look back 7 days, its still a fascinating data tool.  Unless something else changes, you'll have to use your download tool skills to send the proper url, headers, etc.  

 

https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/basics/getting-started

 

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