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Facebook Cookbook by Jay Goldman

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Photo Table

Problem

What’s the schema for the photo table?

Solution

The photo table stores the photos that have been created in the Facebook Photos app. Its fields are listed in Table 8-16. Queries to this table will only return data the current user is allowed to see (i.e., you can’t request photos that the current loggedinuser can’t see). More information about this table, including an up-to-date listing of fields, can be found at http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Photo_(FQL).

Table 8-16. photo table fields

Name

Type

Index

Description

pid

int

Photo ID of this photo.

aid

int

Album ID of this photo.

owner

int

 

User ID that this photo belongs to.

src_small

string

 

URL of the small picture for this photo (max width of 75 px and max height of 225 px). Might be empty if this field wasn’t set by the creator.

src_big

string

 

URL of the big picture for this group (max width or height of 604 px). Might be empty if this field wasn’t set by the creator.

src

string

 

URL of the picture for this photo (max width or height of 130 px). Might be empty if this field wasn’t set by the creator.

link

string

 

URL to view this photo on Facebook.

caption

string

 

Caption for this photo.

created

string

 

Date this photo was created in epoch seconds. See Formatting Relative Time for more about epoch seconds.

Note that only the fields marked as “Index” in this table can be used in an FQL query’s WHERE clause, but any of the fields can appear in the SELECT.

Discussion

If you’d rather use the API to access photos ...

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