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Limiting number of Facebook posts by date range

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Sue    0

I am analyzing Facebook posts imported to Nvivo 11 Pro via NCapture; but only want posts created with a specific date range. Can I either limit the range of posts imported or delete those I don't need within Nvivo 11?

I can filter my view of each set of posts; but not remove the redundant data.

 

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QSRSupport    76

Hi Sue, 

At this stage, NCapture does not allow you to specify a date range for the collection of data from Social Media. The number of posts captured are dependent on Facebook’s API (Application Program Interface): http://help-ncapture.qsrinternational.com/desktop/topics/capture_from_facebook.htm#MiniTOCBookMark5

Also, currently, there is no way to remove the unwanted entries as datasets cannot be edited into NVivo.
As a workaround for now, you can export your social media dataset out of NVivo as an Excel file (right click on File and select ‘Export’), remove the unwanted entries from the file and then re import the edited Excel file as per the below help link:
http://help-nv11.qsrinternational.com/desktop/procedures/import_data_from_spreadsheets_and_text_files.htm
Please note that the imported dataset will not be the same as the social media dataset that was originally imported.

I’ll pass your suggestions to our product team for consideration in future versions of NVivo.

Regards,
Rahul Gupta

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