Updates from previous version: Made Compatible with python3.X. Added better docs
fb is a python sdk for the Facebook Graph Api. The sdk provides three methods
for interacting largely with facebook. publish(), get_object() and delete()
sudo pip install fb
1. Publishing to Facebook
For publishing, use the publish() method. Publishing means creating objects like:
a wall post, a like, events and albums, etc. Currently photo upload
is not supported. The method returns the id of the object created.
under ‘Other Objects’, see list of publish categories except “photos”.
# Go to developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer to generate test token
token=”the facebook token you are going to use”
#Post on the current user’s wall
facebook.publish(cat=”feed”, id=”me”, message=”My facebook status”)
#Like an object(wall post, photo and anything thats likable in facebook) with id=object_id
#Comment on an objects thats commentable
facebook.publish(cat=”comments”, id=object_id, message=”My comment”)
#Create an album
facebook.publish(cat=”albums”, id=”me”, name=”Album Name”, message=”Album Details”)
Create an event
facebook.publish(cat=”events”, id=”me”, name=”My Event”, start_time=”2013-10-16-12:20”, end_time=”2013-10-18-14:30” )
In addition to ‘cat’ (the category) and ‘id’, publish takes any parameter thats
valid for the publish category(cat). Like “message” for wall post, “name” for albums,
nothing for likes, etc. Check facebook doc for full list of valid parameters
for each kind of publishing. If you find that a parameter is raising error,
it maybe because this sdk does not yet support the parameter,please report such cases
to the author.
2. Fetch Objects from Facebook
Objects can be fetched in two ways using the get_object() method.
Fetch “single” object with it’s given “fields” passed in a list.
Or retrieve “multiple” objects passed with their “ids” in a list.
The method returns the object as python dictionary containing related fields
#Retrieve given fields for a single object
object=facebook.get_object(cat=”single”, id=object_id, fields=[“name”, “email” ] )
#Retrieve ALL fields for a single object
object=facebook.get_object(cat=”single”, id=object_id, fields=[ ] )
#Rertieve multiple objects
object=facebook.get_object(cat=”multiple”, ids=[‘zuck’, ‘me’] )
3. Delete Objects
Deleting objects is simple. use the delete method and pass the id of the
object to be deleted. Note that a “like” has no id in facebook, so in case of deleting
a “LIKE”, you have to pass the id of the object liked and the category of the delete
which is “likes”.
#Delete a status
#Delete a comment
#Delete a “LIKE”
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