how to get correct JSON object from flickr API

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I used flickr photo search method to retrieve public photos.
when I run it with jquery, it works fine, I get the json object in correct form.

    "photos": {
        "photo": [
    "stat": "ok"

But when I use it with AngularJs, I got the same object with a prefix jsonFlickrApi

    "photos": {
        "photo": [
    "stat": "ok"

what I used in AngularJs is:

myApp.service('dataService', function($http) {
    delete $http.defaults.headers.common['X-Requested-With'];
    this.flickrPhotoSearch = function() {
        return $http({
            method: 'GET',
            url: '',
            dataType: 'json'

Please tell me how can I convert the second JSON to the first one.
Is there anything I can do in $http call or have to alter JSON object.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

There was problem in the url.
This Url works for me.[email protected]&format=json&nojsoncallback=?

Method 2

You have to add nojsoncallback=1 to the url, like this

And that remove the jsonFlickrApi function on response.

Method 3

The above answer which says to add nojsoncallback=1 is correct, but I’d like to provide more context and reasoning behind it.

If you take a look at the documentation (which is poorly formatted in my opinion): and scroll all the way to the bottom you will find, tucked away:

Callback Function
If you just want the raw JSON, with no function wrapper, add the parameter nojsoncallback with a value of 1 to your request.

To define your own callback function name, add the parameter jsoncallback with your desired name as the value.

nojsoncallback=1    -> {...}
jsoncallback=wooYay -> wooYay({...});

The key part being: If you just want the raw JSON, with no function wrapper, add the parameter nojsoncallback with a value of 1 to your request

Therefore, add this to your request and it will remove jsonFlickrAPI wrapper that you are seeing in your response: nojsoncallback=1

Method 4

You are getting a JSONP response (notice the P) which is basically a function call with an argument that is the response you are expecting.

Easy solution for you: Create a function named jsonFlickrApi with a parameter response and you can do your handing in there.

At this point, I am not sure if you can define your function inside your service but try it. If not, you can define it outside.

Alternatively, try using $http.get function instead. Were you specifying the return accepted by the client in your jQuery original code?


Try this setting the data type of the request using $http or $http.get without forgetting to specify the data property in the settings object.

    url: 'http://localhost:8080/example/teste',
    dataType: 'json',
    method: 'POST',
    data: '',
    headers: {
        "Content-Type": "application/json"

    $scope.response = response;
    $scope.error = error;

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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