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History of top stories

This query returns a list of every time a Hacker News story becomes a top story.

About this query

Triggers, queries, and actions are the building blocks of Applets. Triggers tell an Applet to start, queries ask a question, and actions are its end result.

Developer info

Description
This query returns a list of every time a Hacker News story becomes a top story.
API endpoint slug
hacker_news.history_of_top_stories
Runtime method
performQuery("hacker_news.history_of_top_stories")

Query fields

Search Text input > Other

Label
Matching search term
Helper text
Optional. Searches for new top stories matching the search term.
Slug
search
Required
true
Can have default value
true

Ingredients

Triggered atDate and time event was created.

Slug
created_at
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.TriggeredAt
Type
Date with time (ISO8601)
Example
2020-07-08T04:17:06.000+05:00

UsernameThe user who posted the story.

Slug
username
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.Username
Type
String
Example
pg

PointsThe number of points that the post has.

Slug
score
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.Points
Type
String
Example
96

Story URLThe URL to the story on Hacker News.

Slug
url
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.StoryUrl
Type
String
Example
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10346551

TitleThe title of the story.

Slug
title
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.Title
Type
String
Example
Developing with Docker at IFTTT

Comments countThe number of comments.

Slug
comments_count
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.CommentsCount
Type
String
Example
28

TextIf the story is a self post, this ingredient will contain that text.

Slug
text
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.Text
Type
String
Example
What do you think about this framework?

External URLIf the story links to an external website, this ingredient will contain that URL.

Slug
external_url
Filter code
HackerNews.historyOfTopStories.ExternalUrl
Type
Web URL
Example
https://medium.com/engineering-at-ifttt/developing-with-docker-at-ifttt-5bd03b4e597c