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Hi, new member here.

I've just imported my imdb ratings.csv and noticed many dates are wrong. For example the latest ranked line is:

tt2671706,4,2020-03-16,Fences,,movie,7.2,139,2016,Drama,92150,2016-12-06,Denzel Washington

After importing it displays as: Fences December 16, 2016

I think it might be a visual/rendering glitch because if i sort by "Date rated" the wrong date correctly appears on top...

On a related note, i tought i could fix that via the API, however i cannot find a way to set the rate date via /movie/{movie_id}/rating. Have i missed something?


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Sorry for the noise. I've realized the displayed date is in fact the release. This still feels a bit odd given the sorting by "Date rated"... OTOH can you confirm rate dates are NOT available via the API (neither get not set)?


The rated dates are indeed not available from the v3 API I believe. You can however, see the rated date on the website if you click the "star" icon of your account's ratings page. It will popup and show you the date.

If you take a look at v4, you'll see that there's an extra field called account_rating that is returned that provides the rated date. So you could switch to use the v4 account methods.

Awesome thanks!

v3 can be authenticated now with v4 tokens, so you could easily switch to v4 tokens and still mix and match v3 & v4 calls. You can read more about that here.

The v4 GET /account/{account_id}/movie/rated call indeed returns the date but there seems to be no way to set/update it other than importing a CSV; the post/movie/{movie_id}/rating seems to be v3 only.

A couple of other quirks I've found are:

  1. when authorizing an app via v3 i can find it listed on the site under /settings/connected-apps, but when authing via v4 nothing gets listed
  2. the v4 api to wipe a list (GET /list/{list_id}/clear) should probably be using a different verb as GET is supposed to be idempotent

Thanks a lot again!

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