Last Activity when grabbing questions from API

  • 7 July 2020
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Hi folks, this is related to this endpoint:


I’ve been ingesting the data using lastActivityAt and noticed that the answer doesn’t affect this attribute. So, if my lastActivityAt is "2017-04-10T18:29:06+00:00" (example on the documentation) but my best answer is set on "2017-04-11T18:29:06+00:00", for example (anytime after the lastActivityAt timestamp), this won’t update at all. Meaning that we either ingest ALL the questions every day or we will lose answers. Is this a bug? Or expected behaviour? I always assume that lastActivityAt helps understanding SCD2 changes and that answer would be one of those due to the unpredictability of when an answer is marked as correct.


Thank you!


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Hi Cat,

first of all apologies that it took so long - I am not an expert on api and I needed to chase a colleague for the right information on this.

As you have noticed, the lastActivityAt is not affected at all by a reply being marked as the answer - the reply itself is the last activity here.

What you need to do in order to get the answer, is to set a webhook for this event:


With this you will be able to track when there are new answers available. You can find the whole list of events here.

Hope this will help!