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ThingSpeak Data Channels – Now With More Metadata 3

Posted by Hans Scharler,

ThingSpeak user [DodBasim]  requested an additional field inside of the ThingSpeak Data Channel. We named this new field “metadata”. This field works like the “status” field, but allows you to post any type of extra data along with your ThingSpeak Data Channel. An example would be to use the “metadata” field to store a JSON object that you want to parse with your application.

POST https://api.thingspeak.com/update

The full ThingSpeak Channels API is available on ThingSpeak Docs.

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x x replied on : 1 of 3
I see an example of how to update this 'Metadata' field. Could you provide a complementary example of how to "read back" this value?
x x replied on : 2 of 3
I tired : [result, timestamp, chInfo] = thingSpeakRead (channel_id, 'ReadKey', readKey, 'Metadata', true) and it returned error: 'Metadata' is not a recognized parameter.
Hans Scharler replied on : 3 of 3
We do not support the reading of the metadata setting from the thingSpeakRead function, but you can use webread. indoorChannelData = webread(strcat('https://api.thingspeak.com/channels/', ... num2str(indoorChannelID), ... '/feeds.json?metadata=true&api_key=', ... indoorChannelReadKey));