Retrieve Topics of Expertise

You can use this API request to return a list of topics a user has expertise in.

/services/v2/user/[userId]/expertise.json

You can use the following parameters in your get topics of expertise request:

Other options: wrap, v1

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Permissions & Notes:

  • You must have the View user's profile permission under Anonymous Roles in the Advanced Editor.

  • We added this request in version 1.6.3.

Sample Request

A GET get topics of expertise request from a specific user (userId: 7) sent to https://apidocs.cloud.answerhub.com using a human-readable Username/Password (answerhub/test123) would look like this:

curl 
-u answerhub:test123 
-H "Accept: application/json" 
-H "Content-type: application/json" 
-X GET "https://apidocs.cloud.answerhub.com/services/v2/user/7/expertise.json" -v

Sample Response

  • When you get the response back, to find the topics of expertise, look for the "name" fields within the "list" array.
  • The system relates items in the "list" array to the questions that the user who's user ID you entered into your request, answered.
  • The username within the "list" array is the name of a user who asked the questions related to that topic, not the name of the user who is the expert in the topic.
  • The "usedCount" key provides the value relating to the number of times that specific topic was tagged in a question.
{
    "name": "",
    "sort": "reputation",
    "page": 1,
    "pageSize": 35,
    "pageCount": 1,
    "listCount": 4,
    "totalCount": 4,
    "list": [
        {
            "id": 579,
            "creationDate": 1547066743000,
            "creationDateFormatted": "01/09/2019 08:45 PM",
            "name": "integration",
            "author": {
                "id": 49,
                "username": "valhuber",
                "reputation": 0
            },
            "usedCount": 9,
            "getImmediateChildren": [],
            "getParents": []
        },
        {
            "id": 728,
            "creationDate": 1547066838000,
            "creationDateFormatted": "01/09/2019 08:47 PM",
            "name": "microservices",
            "author": {
                "id": 49,
                "username": "valhuber",
                "reputation": 0
            },
            "usedCount": 8,
            "getImmediateChildren": [],
            "getParents": []
        },
        {
            "id": 543,
            "creationDate": 1547066694000,
            "creationDateFormatted": "01/09/2019 08:44 PM",
            "name": "answerhub",
            "author": {
                "id": 73,
                "username": "jessed",
                "reputation": 0
            },
            "usedCount": 4,
            "getImmediateChildren": [],
            "getParents": []
        },
        {
            "id": 825,
            "creationDate": 1549288957000,
            "creationDateFormatted": "02/04/2019 02:02 PM",
            "name": "analytics",
            "author": {
                "id": 111,
                "username": "suspendabletestuser",
                "reputation": 1
            },
            "usedCount": 1,
            "getImmediateChildren": [],
            "getParents": []
        }
    ]
}
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