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August 07, 2013 07:53

chomply

blog.nutritionix.com mentions the category_id field: 1=appetizer, 2=entree, 3=sidedish, 4=dessert, 5=beverage, 6=modifier

This would be very useful when displaying items in my menu app. But I’m not getting the category_id field returned from any of my requests. A few other fields from that blog post aren’t being returned either, such as the flag_ fields.

I assume that since the API has changed since this blog post, this field is simply no longer available. Is that true? Any chance it will come back in the future? I’d love a way to separate the drinks from the entrees in my menu app.

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August 07, 2013 13:54

Matt Silverman

Greetings. We are planning to add the categorizations, but it actually involves having our data team manually comb through thousands of records to add this classification. We will be unveiling a project to help with this organization very soon. Our goal is to have categorizations be complete by November 2013.

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August 17, 2014 23:44

wahilacreative

Just wondering if there was any update on the ETA for the flag indicating a beverage? Thanks!

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August 20, 2014 13:33

mattsilv

Thanks for checking in. Our categorizations are in progress, and they will start to be available in our 2.0 API endpoint (launching in early 2015).

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April 14, 2015 15:25

srini

Is this available now in 2.0 API endpoint?

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April 14, 2015 15:30

Matt Silverman

Hi All — The categorizations project is more complex than we originally anticipated. We had to put it on the icebox (holding) while we work on higher priority enhancements. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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April 30, 2018 15:36

whereinmarket

Any update on this?

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April 30, 2018 16:11

mattsilv

We do not have any updates on categories at this time, sorry!

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