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Getting Batch Data from Facebook using restFB APIs

Here is quick sample code to get data from Facebook Batch API.

Download the jar from here – http://code.google.com/p/restfb/downloads/detail?name=restfb-1.6.9.zip

And put it in your library path and execute the below code.

Go to this link and login to facebook to get your access token : https://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer

Change the code to pass your “AccessToken” directly to “DefaultFacebookClient facebookClient = new DefaultFacebookClient(“<<>>”);


import static java.lang.String.format;
import static java.lang.System.currentTimeMillis;
import static java.lang.System.out;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

import com.restfb.Connection;
import com.restfb.DefaultFacebookClient;
import com.restfb.DefaultJsonMapper;
import com.restfb.Facebook;
import com.restfb.FacebookClient;
import com.restfb.JsonMapper;
import com.restfb.Parameter;
import com.restfb.batch.BatchRequest;
import com.restfb.batch.BatchRequest.BatchRequestBuilder;
import com.restfb.batch.BatchResponse;
import com.restfb.json.JsonArray;
import com.restfb.json.JsonObject;
import com.restfb.types.Page;
import com.restfb.types.Post;
import com.restfb.types.Url;
import com.restfb.types.User;

public class GraphReaderHadoopFB {

  public static void main(String[] args) {

      DefaultFacebookClient facebookClient = new DefaultFacebookClient(“<<>>”);
          out.println(“Starting BATCH \n”);
          //Building Batch Request to send to Facebook
          out.println(“Creating BATCH \n”);
        BatchRequest meRequest = new BatchRequestBuilder(“me”).build();
        BatchRequest meFriendRequest = new BatchRequestBuilder(“me/friends”).build();
        BatchRequest meLikeRequest = new BatchRequestBuilder(“me/likes”).parameters(Parameter.with(“limit”, 5)).build();
        //Creating POST Request – Not working yet – moved to GET
        out.println(“Posting Request \n”);
        BatchRequest postRequest = new BatchRequestBuilder(“me”).method(“GET”)
                .body(Parameter.with(“message”, “Info!!!”)).build();

        //Executing BATCH Request
        out.println(“Complete Batch Response \n”);
        List batchResponses =
                facebookClient.executeBatch(meRequest, meFriendRequest, meLikeRequest, postRequest);
        //Got Response we can use this information to process further.
        out.println(“\n Response \n”);
        BatchResponse meResponse = batchResponses.get(0);
        BatchResponse meFriendResponse = batchResponses.get(1);
        BatchResponse meLikeResponse = batchResponses.get(2);
        BatchResponse postResponse = batchResponses.get(3);
        out.println(“\n *********** Individual Reponse ************* \n”);
        out.println(“\n meResponse \n”);
        out.println(“\n meFriendResponse \n”);
        out.println(“\n meLikeResponse Getting 5 (LIMITED) \n”);
        out.println(“\n postResponse \n”);

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