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Facebook Cookbook by Jay Goldman

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Storable Data

Problem

I want to make sure that I don’t violate the Facebook Developer Terms of Service. What information am I allowed to retrieve from Platform and store in my own database?

Solution

The (short) list shown in Table 9-1 is all you’re allowed to store.

Table 9-1. Storable data

Property

Description

Uid

User ID

Nid

Network ID

Eid

Event ID

Gid

Group ID

Pid

Photo ID

Aid

Album ID

flid

Friend list ID

listing_id

Marketplace Listing ID

page_id

Page ID

notes_count

Total number of notes written by a user

profile_update_time

Last time the user’s Profile was updated

Discussion

The Developer Terms of Service can be found at http://developers.facebook.com/terms.php.

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