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API data outdated

The data I retrieve through the API is sometimes outdated. After I have updated tasks the API keeps returning the old tasks.

The task are already synchronized with the server. When I use a diferent browser and log in tot todoist I can see the updated task but the API is still returning the old status.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 13, 2012 - 04:58

Hello Rene,

The API should be updated instantly. Could you provide some URLs?

Best regards,

Rene hagen premium
Replied on Nov 13, 2012 - 06:05

Hello David,

Thanks for the quick response.

I am calling the API from a Google Apps Script. It took about 15-20 minutes before the API call returned the up to date status. I looked directly at the API response from the http://todoist.com/API/query call using the debugger.

If your API is directly fed from the same database as your frontend then could it be caching from the Google Apps Script?

I noticed this behaviour before but most of the time it is ok. I just ran some test but and at the moment the API stays up to date with the changes I make.

I cannot sent you a reproducable test case now so I will try to figure out what is happening next time I encounter this.

Kind regards,


Amir Salihefendic staff
Replied on Nov 13, 2012 - 06:24

Hi Rene

Please send us a detailed test case when you can reproduce it, we would love to look into it.