You need to use the next_cursor_str and page through the results. They don't want to slam out the data for 3200 tweets all at once.
-edward. On Feb 9, 2011, at 6:26 AM, johnnygri wrote: > Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to fetch the maximum number of > tweets. > > From http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/statuses/user_timeline: > > "This method is can only return up to 3200 statuses. If include_rts is > set only 3200 statuses, including retweets if they exist, can be > returned." > > It seems logical that the 'count' parameter allows you to specify a > number of tweets to fetch, up to the maximum states (3200). Except, > the docs read: > > "Specifies the number of records to retrieve. Must be less than or > equal to 200. > http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?count=5" > > I'm wondering if that's a type and that the value must infact be less > than or equal to 3200 ? > > Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but I can't see a simple way to do a > first-time request, number of tweets available being unknown, and to > specify that you'd like to simply fetch as many as the API will allow. > Am I barking up the wrong tree here? > > Cheers > John > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk Regards, -------------------- Edward Hotchkiss edw...@edwardhotchkiss.com http://www.edwardhotchkiss.com/ -------------------- -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk