Type answer

Discussion

As on the question page, it is possible to fetch the comments on an answer as part of a call; though this is not done by default.

The upvoted, downvoted, and accepted fields can only be queried for with an access_token with the private_info scope.

Fields

accepted 2.2
boolean private_info

answer_id
integer, refers to an answer

awarded_bounty_amount 2.2
integer
may be absent

awarded_bounty_users 2.2

body
string
unchanged in unsafe filters

body_markdown 2.2
string

can_comment 2.3
boolean

can_edit 2.3
boolean

can_flag 2.2
boolean
unchanged in unsafe filters

can_suggest_edit 2.3
boolean

collectives 2.3
an array of collectives

comment_count 2.2
integer

comments
an array of comments
may be absent

community_owned_date

content_license 2.2
string

creation_date

down_vote_count
integer

downvoted 2.2
boolean private_info

is_accepted
boolean

last_activity_date

last_edit_date

last_editor 2.2

link
string
unchanged in unsafe filters

locked_date

posted_by_collectives 2.3
an array of collectives

question_id
integer, refers to a question

recommendations 2.3

score
integer

share_link 2.2
string
unchanged in unsafe filters

tags 2.1
an array of strings

title
string

up_vote_count
integer

upvoted 2.2
boolean private_info

Fields marked with are included in the default filter, those marked with are excluded in the default filter.

Examples

Normal Answer

{"owner":{"reputation":9001,"user_id":1,"user_type":"registered","accept_rate":55,"profile_image":"https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a007be5a61f6aa8f3e85ae2fc18dd66e?d=identicon&r=PG","display_name":"Example User","link":"http://example.stackexchange.com/users/1/example-user"},"down_vote_count":2,"up_vote_count":3,"is_accepted":false,"score":1,"last_activity_date":1713681177,"last_edit_date":1713706377,"creation_date":1713637977,"answer_id":5678,"question_id":1234,"link":"http://example.stackexchange.com/questions/1234/an-example-post-title/5678#5678","title":"An example post title","body":"An example post body"}

Locked Answer

{"owner":{"reputation":9001,"user_id":1,"user_type":"registered","accept_rate":55,"profile_image":"https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a007be5a61f6aa8f3e85ae2fc18dd66e?d=identicon&r=PG","display_name":"Example User","link":"http://example.stackexchange.com/users/1/example-user"},"down_vote_count":2,"up_vote_count":3,"is_accepted":false,"score":1,"last_activity_date":1713681177,"creation_date":1713637977,"locked_date":1713702777,"answer_id":5678,"question_id":1234,"link":"http://example.stackexchange.com/questions/1234/an-example-post-title/5678#5678","title":"An example post title","body":"An example post body"}

Community Owned Answer

{"owner":{"reputation":9001,"user_id":1,"user_type":"registered","accept_rate":55,"profile_image":"https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a007be5a61f6aa8f3e85ae2fc18dd66e?d=identicon&r=PG","display_name":"Example User","link":"http://example.stackexchange.com/users/1/example-user"},"down_vote_count":2,"up_vote_count":3,"is_accepted":false,"score":1,"last_activity_date":1713681177,"creation_date":1713637977,"answer_id":5678,"question_id":1234,"link":"http://example.stackexchange.com/questions/1234/an-example-post-title/5678#5678","title":"An example post title","body":"An example post body"}

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