Use VKontakte as a data source

Resources

Data Source Type: REST/URL
Authentication: OAuth Authentication
Sample Query:

How to get page/profile followers

https://api.vk.com/method/users.getFollowers?fields=photo_50&version=5.33
API Documentation: VKontakte API Documentation

Step-by-Step

Create a new data source using VKontakte

To create a data source using VKontakte, you need to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Start the data source creation process
  • Craft your query and enter it into Klipfolio
  • Authenticate with VKontakte using an OAuth token

Note: This guide assumes that you already have an active VKontakte account.

Step 1: Start the data source creation process

To create a data source using VKontakte, go to the New Data Source page in Klipfolio and select the REST/URL connector option.

Step 2: Craft your query and enter it into Klipfolio

VKontakte offers a variety of query options from which you can retrieve data. Refer to the VKontakte API Documentation to find out more.

Here is a sample query to get you started:

How to get page/profile followers

https://api.vk.com/method/users.getFollowers?fields=photo_50&version=5.33


Step 3: Authenticate with VKontakte using an OAuth token

Now that you have crafted your query and copied it into Klipfolio:

  1. At Data Format, select JSON from the drop-down menu.
  2. At Method, select GET
  3. At Authentication, under Type, select OAuth Credentials from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Create button.
  5. Select VK (VKontakte) from the list of OAuth service providers.
  6. Enter your name and password when prompted.
  7. Click the Grant Access button.
  8. Save your OAuth Credentials.

NOTE:  VKontakte provides instructions on receiving a reply to your query in XML format on its website.

Common Error Message

The following common error message may appear while you are creating your OAuth token.

VKontakte provides instructions for resolving this issue on its website.

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