Andrzej Chmielewski Andrzej Chmielewski - 1 month ago 9
Android Question

missing fields in profile from LinkedIn Android SDK

I'm using the LinkedIn Android SDK downloaded from here (version 1.1.4) and have set up authentication already like this:

liSessionManager.init(activity,
Scope.build(Scope.R_BASICPROFILE, Scope.R_EMAILADDRESS), authListener);


and everything works fine, but when I want to get the profile data, returned json is missing fields like
summary
in job positions and general summary for the given profile.

The request is made like this:

apiHelper.getRequest(activity, GET_LINKED_IN_PROFILE_URL, apiListener);


where
GET_LINKED_IN_PROFILE_URL
is https://api.linkedin.com/v1/people/~:(id,first-name,last-name,email-address,formatted-name,headline,location,industry,current-share,num-connections,num-connections-capped,summary,specialties,positions,phone-numbers,public-profile-url,picture-url,picture-urls::(original))?format=json.

The response is as follows:

{
"currentShare": {
"author": {
"firstName": "Name",
"id": "***",
"lastName": "Surname"
},
"comment": "I've made my LinkedIn profile visual! Check it out and get yours!",
"content": {
"description": "some descr",
"eyebrowUrl": "http://url.com/me/7827748?m_in&user_id=***",
"resolvedUrl": "http://url.com/me/7827748?m_in&user_id=***",
"shortenedUrl": "http://linkedin.in/url",
"submittedImageUrl": "https://www.url.com/logo-share.png",
"submittedUrl": "https://www.url.com/me/***?m_in&user_id=***",
"thumbnailUrl": "https://media.licdn.com/media-proxy/ext?w=80&h=100&f=&hash=usON2E%2F4FqEGtIT5dsadsaaD&ora=1%2CaFBCTXdkRmpGL2lvQUFBPQ%2CxAVta5g-0R65wFUbzx0776dsaulz-50hKCpDZEXX8HmW3uZHfgasdapuGJ-n08ARIZ3Bex1svPLf5AmX_Us3r",
"title": "title"
},
"id": "s1291360434",
"source": {
"application": {"name": "app"},
"serviceProvider": {"name": "LINKEDIN"}
},
"timestamp": 1346884888000,
"visibility": {"code": "anyone"}
},
"emailAddress": "***@gmail.com",
"firstName": "Name",
"formattedName": "Name Surname",
"headline": "Job position",
"id": "***",
"industry": "Computer Software",
"lastName": "Surname",
"location": {
"country": {"code": "pl"},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"numConnections": 229,
"numConnectionsCapped": false,
"pictureUrl": "https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mprx/photourl",
"pictureUrls": {
"_total": 1,
"values": ["https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mprx/photourl"]
},
"positions": {
"_total": 1,
"values": [{
"company": {
"id": 2795963,
"industry": "Information Technology & Services",
"name": "Company 1",
"size": "11-50",
"type": "Privately Held"
},
"id": ***,
"isCurrent": true,
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl",
"name": "Poland"
},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"startDate": {
"month": 1,
"year": 2016
},
"title": "Job position"
}]
},
"publicProfileUrl": "https://www.linkedin.com/in/username/41219"
}


When I use the same url in the API Console at https://apigee.com/console/linkedin, the response looks like this:

{
"currentShare": {
"author": {
"firstName": "Name",
"id": "***",
"lastName": "Surname"
},
"comment": "I've made my LinkedIn profile visual! Check it out and get yours!",
"content": {
"description": "some descr",
"eyebrowUrl": "http://url.com/me/7827748?m_in&user_id=***",
"resolvedUrl": "http://url.com/me/7827748?m_in&user_id=***",
"shortenedUrl": "http://linkedin.com/shortened",
"submittedImageUrl": "https://www.url.com/logo-share.png",
"submittedUrl": "https://www.url.com/me/***?m_in&user_id=***",
"thumbnailUrl": "https://media.licdn.com/media-proxy/ext?w=80&h=100&f=&hash=usON2E%2F4FqEGtIT5dsadsaaD&ora=1%2CaFBCTXdkRmpGL2lvQUFBPQ%2CxAVta5g-0R65wFUbzx0776dsaulz-50hKCpDZEXX8HmW3uZHfgasdapuGJ-n08ARIZ3Bex1svPLf5AmX_Us3r",
"title": "title"
},
"id": "s1291360434",
"source": {
"application": {
"name": "app"
},
"serviceProvider": {
"name": "LINKEDIN"
}
},
"timestamp": 1346884888000,
"visibility": {
"code": "anyone"
}
},
"emailAddress": "***@gmail.com",
"firstName": "Name",
"formattedName": "Name Surname",
"headline": "Job position",
"id": "***",
"industry": "Computer Software",
"lastName": "Surname",
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl"
},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"numConnections": 229,
"numConnectionsCapped": false,
"pictureUrl": "https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mprx/photourl",
"pictureUrls": {
"_total": 1,
"values": [
"https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mprx/photourl"
]
},
"positions": {
"_total": 1,
"values": [
{
"company": {
"id": 2795963,
"industry": "Information Technology & Services",
"name": "Company 1",
"size": "11-50",
"type": "Privately Held"
},
"id": 22222,
"isCurrent": true,
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl",
"name": "Poland"
},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"startDate": {
"month": 1,
"year": 2016
},
"title": "Job position"
},
{
"company": {
"id": 611639,
"industry": "Internet",
"name": "Company 2",
"size": "51-200",
"type": "Privately Held"
},
"endDate": {
"month": 2,
"year": 2016
},
"id": 1111,
"isCurrent": false,
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl",
"name": "Poland"
},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"startDate": {
"month": 4,
"year": 2015
},
"summary": "Summary of job",
"title": "Senior Android Developer"
},
{
"company": {
"id": 1111,
"industry": "Internet",
"name": "Company 2",
"size": "51-200",
"type": "Privately Held"
},
"endDate": {
"month": 3,
"year": 2015
},
"id": 111111,
"isCurrent": false,
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl",
"name": "Poland"
},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"startDate": {
"month": 4,
"year": 2014
},
"summary": "short summary",
"title": "Android/iOS Developer"
},
{
"company": {
"id": 11111,
"industry": "Internet",
"name": "Company 2",
"size": "51-200",
"type": "Privately Held"
},
"endDate": {
"month": 3,
"year": 2014
},
"id": 1111111,
"isCurrent": false,
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl",
"name": "Poland"
},
"name": "Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland"
},
"startDate": {
"month": 2,
"year": 2013
},
"summary": "android applications developer.\ncross-platform mobile application testing (iOS, Windows 8)",
"title": "Junior Android Developer"
},
{
"company": {
"id": 3333,
"industry": "Information Technology & Services",
"name": "Company 3",
"size": "201-500",
"type": "Privately Held"
},
"endDate": {
"month": 11,
"year": 2011
},
"id": 3333333,
"isCurrent": false,
"location": {
"country": {
"code": "pl",
"name": "Poland"
},
"name": "Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland"
},
"startDate": {
"month": 7,
"year": 2011
},
"summary": "Intern ",
"title": "Internship"
}
]
},
"publicProfileUrl": "https://www.linkedin.com/in/username/41219"
}


Which shows that the Android SDK's response is missing some job positions and a summary for a profile.

Answer

It turned out LinkedIn is not returning fields that have no value. If you don't setup a summary in your profile, then there won't be a field named summary in the response. (Don't expect anything like "summary" : null)

Additionally only first position is returned for a given profile while using r_basicprofile scope. It's confusing since this one profile is returned in the positions array.

based on https://developer.linkedin.com/docs/fields/basic-profile :

Positions - An object representing the member's current position. See Position Fields for a description of the fields available within this object.

The reason why the API Console's response was having all job positions is because it asked for r_fullprofile scope while authenticating