Using the Twitter API to send tweets in Dashdash

I’ve had success connecting to the Twitter API in order to get info about a user. I followed this tutorial on the forum and it worked perfectly: How to identify followers on Twitter

Now I am trying to take it to the next level by sending tweets through dashdash to twitter using “post status update”:

But I’m stuck :slight_smile:

I’m not having much success with the oauth requirements for this. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!


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Hey Colin!

Unfortunately, I believe that using the Twitter API to post tweets is currently not possible using dashdash as it requires generating an OAuth signature generated by an HTTP request of Content-Type “application/x-www-form-urlencoded” while we currently only support JSON.

However, we are currently working on a Twitter integration that would allow you to directly connect to the platform. So please let us know if there are specific functions/use cases you see there and we would be more than happy to see how we can optimize the integration to cater to them.

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Hi again Hady :stuck_out_tongue:

The use case for this was to automate some specific news surrounding “no-code” using the NewsAPI and Twitter.

Very basic but useful :slight_smile:

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Hey @cwinhall,

As you already know we just released a Twitter integration recently. I also wanted you to know that we also support “application/x-www-form-urlencoded” as a Content-Type now.
So you can now use it in your custom API calls. All you have to do is pass '{"Content-Type":"application/x-www-form-urlencoded"}' as a header and you’re good to go! :tada:

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Hi. I wanted to sent a series of Automated tweets from Dash Dash with a schedule . Is it possible ?

Hey @Hari :wave:t4:

Yes - while you can have a maximum of five automation functions in one view, you can use our SCHEDULE function to execute tasks from all the rows at the same time - this forum post explains its usage much better.

Caveat: While there are no restrictions on the number of rows you can execute with these automation functions, I’d recommend also checking Twitter documentation to ensure this activity of ‘sending a series of Automated tweets’ is within their stipulated guidelines.

Hope this helps!