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Profile Feed

To query the user's profile feed, make sure your initial AuthSub token was requested with the permission parameter set to 1. The process of extracting data from the profile requires two steps, sending a query and iterating through the resulting feed.

Send a Structured Query

You can send structured queries to retrieve specific records from a user's profile.

When retrieving the profile using the Health API, specifically constructed query URLs are used to describe what (CCR) data should be returned. The Zend_Gdata_Health_Query class helps simplify this task by automatically constructing a query URL based on the parameters you set.

Query The Feed

To execute a query against the profile feed, invoke a new instance of an Zend_Gdata_Health_Query and call the service's getHealthProfileFeed() method:

= new Zend_Gdata_Health($client);

// example query for the top 10 medications with 2 items each
$query = new Zend_Gdata_Health_Query();

$profileFeed $healthService->getHealthProfileFeed($query);

Using setDigest("true") returns all of user's CCR data in a single Atom <entry>.

The setCategory() helper can be passed an additional parameter to return more specific CCR information. For example, to return just the medication Lipitor, use setCategory("medication", "Lipitor"). The same methodology can be applied to other categories such as conditions, allergies, lab results, etc.

A full list of supported query parameters is available in the query parameters section of the Health API Reference Guide.

Iterate Through The Profile Entries

Each Google Health entry contains CCR data, however, using the digest query parameter and setting is to TRUE will consolidate all of the CCR elements (that match your query) into a single Atom <entry>.

To retrieve the full CCR information from an entry, make a call to the Zend_Gdata_Health_ProfileEntry class's getCcr() method. That returns a Zend_Gdata_Health_Extension_CCR:

foreach (
$entries as $entry) {
$medications $entry->getCcr()->getMedications();
//$conditions = $entry->getCcr()->getConditions();
    //$immunizations = $entry->getCcr()->getImmunizations();

    // print the CCR xml (this will just be the entry's medications)
foreach ($medications as $med) {
$xmlStr $med->ownerDocument->saveXML($med);
"<pre>" $xmlStr "</pre>";

Here, the getCcr() method is used in conjunction with a magic helper to drill down and extract just the medication data from the entry's CCR. The formentioned magic helper takes the form getCATEGORYNAME(), where CATEGORYNAME is a supported Google Health category. See the Google Health reference Guide for the possible categories.

To be more efficient, you can also use category queries to only return the necessary CCR from the Google Health servers. Then, iterate through those results:

= new Zend_Gdata_Health_Query();
$profileFeed $healthService->getHealthProfileFeed($query);

// Since the query contained digest=true, only one Atom entry is returned
$entry $profileFeed->entry[0];
$conditions $entry->getCcr()->getConditions();

// print the CCR xml (this will just be the profile's conditions)
foreach ($conditions as $cond) {
$xmlStr $cond->ownerDocument->saveXML($cond);
"<pre>" $xmlStr "</pre>";

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