food_entry.create

Description

Records a food diary entry for the user according to the parameters specified.

Parameters

Required

Name Type Description
oauth_consumer_key String Your API key when you registered as a developer
oauth_signature_method String The method used to generate the signature (only HMAC-SHA1 is supported)
oauth_timestamp Int The date and time, expressed in the number of seconds since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 GMT. The timestamp value must be a positive integer and must be equal or greater than the timestamp used in previous requests
oauth_nonce String A randomly generated string for a request that can be combined with the timestamp to produce a unique value
oauth_version String MUST be "1.0"
oauth_signature String The signature, a consistent reproducible concatenation of the request elements into a single string. The string is used as an input in hashing or signing algorithms.
method String MUST be "food_entry.create"
oauth_token String The key of the profile to use.
food_id Long The ID of the food eaten.
food_entry_name String The name of the food entry.
serving_id Long The ID of the serving
number_of_units Decimal The number of servings eaten.
meal String The type of meal eaten. Valid meal types are "breakfast", "lunch", "dinner" and "other".

Optional

Name Type Description
format String The desired response format. Valid reponse formats are "xml" or "json" (default value is "xml").
date Int The number of days since January 1, 1970 (default value is the current day).

Response

The result of the call is the new unique identifier of the newly created food entry.

Example Return XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<food_entry_id xmlns="http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/1.0/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/1.0/ http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/1.0/fatsecret.xsd">1111111</food_entry_id>

Example Return JSON

{ "food_entry_id": {"value": "1111111" }}

Error Code

Code Description
2 Missing required oauth parameter: "<detail>"
3 Unsupported oauth parameter: "<detail>"
4 Invalid signature method: "<detail>"
5 Invalid consumer key: "<detail>"
6 Invalid/expired timestamp: "<detail>"
7 Invalid/used nonce: "<detail>"
8 Invalid signature: "<detail>"
9 Invalid access token: "<detail>"
101 Missing required parameter: "<detail>"
106 Invalid ID: "<detail>"
108 Invalid Type: "<detail>"
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