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Twitter Search

StreamableKNIME Twitter API Nodes version 4.3.0.v202011191704 by KNIME AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Search over Twitter's API.

Twitter API accepts a determined amount of requests in a 15 minute windows. For more details see API Rate Limits and Rate Limits: Chart . The amount of request the Twitter API accepts is limited to 180 (user authentication) or 450 (application authentication) in a 15 minute window. Since one request can return a maximum of 100 tweets, The maximum amount of tweets that can be pulled in a 15 minute window is 18000 or 45000, respectively. For more details see GET search/tweets .

Please note that Twitter's search service and, by extension, the Search API is not meant to be an exhaustive source of Tweets. Not all Tweets will be indexed or made available via the search interface.


The search query. Uses the same operators as on Twitter / Search .
search for
Search for the most popular tweets, the most recent ones or a mixture of both.
number of rows
Maximum number of rows that will be retrieved.
number of retries
Sometimes Twitter returns a wrong waiting time until the 15 minute time window is reached; therefore the amount of requests is not fully reseted. In this case the waiting time is multiplied by the number of retries. If the number of retries, i.e. the multiplied waiting time, is not sufficient to reset the amount of requests, the execution will be canceled.
return intermediate results
If the number of retries is not sufficient to reset the amount of requests (and therefore the execution is canceled), the results, which were retrieved until this point in time, will be shown in output table.
Provided information about tweets and users.

Input Ports

Connection to Twitter's API.

Output Ports

Table containing the search results

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)



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