Job Search API Jobs Numbers low
Tom M. 3 posts - United States - Joined Nov 24 2012
The number of jobs reported through the job search API is significantly different than what is available on the web site. I am no where near the 5k jobs limit.
The following lists the categories and subcategories. The first number is what I retrieve from the api, the second in parens is what is shown on the web site.
Networking & Information Systems -DBA - Database AdministrationTotal jobs: 17 (25)
Networking & Information Systems -Other - Networking & Information SystemsTotal jobs: 39 (48)
Web Development - Web ProgrammingTotal jobs: 989 (1399)
Web Development - Website QATotal jobs: 12 (18)
Web Development - Other - Web DevelopmentTotal jobs: 162 (217)
Software Development - Desktop ApplicationsTotal jobs: 91 (124)
Software Development - Scripts & UtilitiesTotal jobs: 67 (92)
Software Development - Other - Software DevelopmentTotal jobs: 97 (132)
I am using the oDeskAPI.lib.php library with the following parameters:
$url = 'http://www.odesk.com/api/profiles/v1/search/jobs.json';
$qparms = array("fb"=>4,"st"=>'Open',"tba"=>5,"dp"=>7);
$qparms['c1'] = $categories[$cat_num]->title;
$qparms['c2'] = $categories[$cat_num]->subcats[$sub_num];
$response = $api->get_request($url,$qparms);
The library adds the appropriate api keys etc.
I ran my script and then checked the online totals with the same parameters.
I've been through the documentation and the forums and haven't found any limitation on the apis (i.e. not reporting certain types of jobs etc.)
Any info would help.
Score: 10.0, Votes: 1