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search for linkedin users by first and last name in network #141

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masterkrang opened this Issue Dec 5, 2012 · 5 comments

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I am trying to search linked in users by first and last name and so far I've come up with this:

@Profiles = linkedin_client.search(:first_name => fname, :last_name => lname, :sort => "connections", :fields => %w(id first-name last-name headline industry location api-standard-profile-request picture_url public_profile_url summary));

One question I have is, will ":first_name" work as the parameter "first-name"? What is mean is the underscore a good substitute for the dash ("-")?

The problem is that it will not return any results, even when I know the user's name exists. Thanks for the help!

Did you get this to work? When i specify fields, it doesnt work.

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hexgnu commented Nov 13, 2013

When I try and use search all I get is a 403 from linkedin even though my client is authorized for r_network. I'll keep messing around with it and see what I can find.

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hundredwatt commented Jan 18, 2014

@mmahalwy @hexgnu Is this possibly related to the notice on http://developer.linkedin.com/documents/people-search-api ?:

People Search API is a part of our Vetted API Access Program. You must apply here and
get LinkedIn's approval before using this API.
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hundredwatt commented Nov 22, 2014

Just tried this and got an exception: 'lib/linked_in/helpers/request.rb:49:in `raise_errors': (400): Unknown field {id} in resource {PeopleSearch} (LinkedIn::Errors::GeneralError'

The call succeeds and returns results if I don't specify fields as an argument

@hundredwatt hundredwatt added the bug label Nov 22, 2014

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hundredwatt commented Nov 22, 2014

This may be fixed by #186

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