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BREAKING API change: Format of data returned in "Bulk request" mode has changed #3940

tsteur opened this Issue · 4 comments

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NOTE: the code is API BREAKING only if you were early user of this feature. Please check the client code as of 1.12-b16 to make sure it works well.


wanted to integrate the new Dashboards API into Piwik Mobile by using API.getBulkRequest method.

Unfortunately, the return JSON of API.getReportMetadata seems to be invalid. Getting an error when trying to parse JSON in Browser as well as on Mobile Devices. Would be nice to have this fixed in Piwik 1.12 otherwise Dashboards won't work in Mobile App.

Example Request:

To reproduce simply goto , press Run and watch console.
You will see the following error message:

Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token S.

Looks like the problem is caused by a documentation 'See the "Search Engines & Keywords" report for more '... Just use to validate the JSON.


In debae07: Fixes #3940 Adding '&format=php' to ensure the data within the bulk request, is converted only once and is valid JSON. Also works in XML (not in CSV).

I updated the bulk request doc at:


@Thomas, can you confirm if you were using BULK Requests already in Piwik Mobile? I'm worried maybe my change would break something in existing users?


the new version is deployed on demo so please test, thanks!


thanks a lot! it works

@tsteur tsteur added this to the 1.12 - The Great 1.x Backlog milestone
@mattab mattab was assigned by tsteur
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