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To retrieve information from Instagram, create a new fetch task by following these steps. The connector runs fetch tasks automatically, based on the schedule that is configured in the configuration file.
To create a new fetch task
[FetchTasks] section of the configuration file, specify the number of fetch tasks using the
Number parameter. If you are configuring the first fetch task, type
Number=1. If one or more fetch tasks have already been configured, increase the value of the
Number parameter by one (1). Below the
Number parameter, specify the names of the fetch tasks, starting from zero (0). For example:
[FetchTasks] Number=1 0=MyTask1
[FetchTasks] section, create a new TaskName section. The name of the section must match the name of the new fetch task. For example:
[FetchTasks] Number=1 0=MyTask1 [MyTask1]
In the new section, ensure that you have set the parameters required to authenticate with Instagram. The OAuth configuration tool (described in Configure OAuth Authentication) creates a file that contains these parameters, and you can include them in the connector's configuration file using the following syntax:
[MyTask1] < "oauth.cfg" [OAUTH]
For more information about including parameters from another file, see Include an External Configuration File
In the new section, set the following configuration parameters:
||The host name or IP address of the proxy server to use to access Instagram.|
||The port of the proxy server to use to access Instagram.|
||The name of the Lua script to use to retrieve information. Set this parameter to
Set one of the following groups of parameters to choose how to retrieve information from Instagram:
Longitude. You can also set the
Distanceparameter to specify the search radius, in meters.
UserID. To retrieve information from the authenticated user you can set this parameter to
self. To retrieve information from another user, set this parameter to the user's integer user ID.
TagQueryto specify the name of the tag.
(Optional) Set the following parameters to specify what to retrieve:
||A Boolean value that specifies whether to ingest the image or video content from an Instagram post as the document content.|
||A Boolean value that specifies whether to ingest comments that are associated with an Instagram post in the document metadata.|
||A Boolean value that specifies whether to ingest the "likes" that are associated with an Instagram post in the document metadata.|
||The maximum number of Instagram posts (images or videos) to process.|
Save and close the configuration file.
You can now start the connector.