I was querying data from https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/atom using a LINQ query in LINQPAD and found that the data I got back is quite obsolete. I searched for Shekhar-Pro (me) by using a where clause on ID 399722 and the data returned was for 8 Jan 2011. Why was the data so old?

Isn't the data updated in real time, or at least frequently?

If not, where can I get realtime data?


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SEDE data is updated weekly. Usually on Sundays.


The creative commons data dumps are updated bi-monthly (every 2 months):


If you need more real time data, use the API:


  • data.stackexchange.com/help now says "How often is the Stack Exchange Data Explorer updated? The data is updated early every Sunday morning around 3:00 UTC."
    – Ryan
    Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 15:48

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