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Get Tasks doesn't return Created By

One of the most important data of a task "Created By" is not included in Get Tasks.. Can you please include this also as we are working on a number of Task list API implementations.  https://developers.podio.com/doc/tasks/get-tasks-77949

Get Task returns this data but calling Get Task for each tasks is not seems a good idea in terms of performance and API limit!

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Hi Anz

Generally we always consider carefully what data to return in each API call. Performance dictates less data should be returned while easy-of-use and reduction of API calls dictates the opposite.

I can't change this right now, but I can tell you that we have started work on making it possible to specify exactly what data to return in each API call. This work has however just started and there is still a lot to do before we can make it available. Until then I am afraid you will have to make multiple calls.

That said we generally recommend that integrations through the API focus on apps, as they are generally much more flexible than tasks and lend themselves better to modeling of work flows.

Christian

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Hi Christian,

Yes I understand less data means better performance.. but if you see the output of "Get Tasks" you can see it returns a huge amount of irrelevant data in the "ref" field.  http://pastebin.com/XuhVNQt0

But one of the most important data in a Task - Created By - is not returned. :(

If you look at the data structure of Created By in Get Task - its very minimum data  http://pastebin.com/JXta8nSi

It will be really really great if you can reconsider this and add it.. we are working on a number of custom task lists & exports for various Podio customers and this is one of the mandatory data to be shown. 

Thanks and Regards,

Anz 

 

 

Ansar Muhammad (Anz) 0 votes
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Thanks for the quick reply..Thats awesome..

I don't know how I missed it :) 

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