How best to use since_id in a search


#1

Hi there,

I’m trying to use the since_id in my node.js server API. However, as since_id uses a 64-bit integer, and JavaScript only supports up to 53-bit integers, what is the advised why to pass a correct integer value as the since_id parameter?

To give a specific example, I have a tweet with id_str 394276522812387328 and id 394276522812387300. It just so happens that if I try to set since_id to 394276522812387328, it rounds it down to 394276522812387300 as well, which means that the tweet in question still gets displayed.

Thanks

Update:
I’m using the mtwitter library to handle the OAuth interactions, if that makes a difference.


#2

Treat all the identifiers as strings instead of integers… When you’re building your new Search API urls, build them where the value you’re providing as since_id is a string containing an integer, rather than an integer itself.