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Is there a way to query the Database directly, from my app?

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Head over to stackoverflow.com, man. – XMLbog Jun 14 '10 at 13:00
Before asking how I could do it, I want to know if I could do it. – Jedi Master Spooky Jun 14 '10 at 13:13
FWIW, this seems on topic to me. – jjnguy Jun 14 '10 at 13:22
Which database? Stack Overflow's one? – Gnoupi Jun 14 '10 at 14:49
Any of the one features in the Site. – Jedi Master Spooky Jun 14 '10 at 15:19
im not following, are you asking for some API for data explorer, can you expand your question please? – waffles Jun 15 '10 at 12:19
Yeah, some king of api that let me pass a query and get the result or execute a query that is already in the site. – Jedi Master Spooky Jun 15 '10 at 22:40

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There is no official API for Data Explorer, but most of the wiring is in place, the source is open http://odata.stackexchange.com/faq, a patch with documentation and a cleaner end point would be welcome

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  • You can download the data dumps (which the data explorer is a front-end to) and access those from your app.
  • The data explorer supports the OData protocol.
  • For simple queries you can use the API.
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Head over to Stack Apps for how to use the API

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