I am uploading data using Thingspeak and I would like to get only values stored in a field. Is there any way to get this in a cvs http request?

When you call a cvs http url, you get:

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What I am trying to get is just the value in field2: 10,10,12,12,16 without the headers.

  • Is your hope to get just the content of field2 via the HTTP request? Or are you looking for a way to parse the data to get the content of the field?
    – dlu
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 3:18
  • I woud like to get just the content of field2 via HTTP request to integrate data into an array of chart library that only accepts thins kind of data.
    – user19566
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00
  • Where you wrote, “i would like to get only values stored in a field.Is there any way to get this in a csv http request?.When you call a csv http url,you get: created_id,entry_id,field1,field2 2015-10-22 19:30:00,14878,18,5 ,what i am trying to get is only the value in field2: 5 without headers”, does “csv” stand for comma separated values or is it some other acronym? Please edit your question and make it more understandable. Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 20:15
  • The csv url data comes with comma separated values and all data is the first field when they opened with excel.I have edited the question and added a picture to show the format.
    – user19566
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 9:19

1 Answer 1


You can use this format to achieve what you described:


Source: http://community.thingspeak.com/documentation/api/

Edit: It seems that there are no available options that can do what you want. But, you can tweak the response like in this example:

  int i;
  String response = "created_at,entry_id,field2 2015-10-22 19:30:00,14878,5";

  for (i = response.length()-1; i >= 0 ; i--)
    if (s.charAt(i) == ',') break;
  String value = response.substring(i+1);
  Serial.println(value); // This will show only 5
  • Hello. Thanks for your reply. I already tried that option through the following url:https://thingspeak.com/channels/(channel_id)/fields/field2.csv?key=***&results=1 ,but the final result is: created_at,entry_id,field2 2015-10-22 19:30:00,14878,5,so i don't know if there is more url options to get only 5 value. Thanks.
    – user19566
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 9:34
  • It seems there are no options like that, but you can always try my answer.
    – Ikbel
    Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 12:52

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