Trouble With Getting Member's Details


I’m trying to get my patrons’ details on PHP. To achieve this, I installed patreon-php package, and create this function:

$access_token = 'my-access-token';
$api_client = new API($access_token);
$campaigns_response = $api_client->fetch_campaigns();
$campaign_id = $campaigns_response['data'][0]['id'];
$patrons = $api_client->fetch_page_of_members_from_campaign($campaign_id, 25);
$patrons_with_details = [];
foreach ($patrons['data'] as $patron) {
    $id = $patron['id'];
    $details = $api_client->fetch_member_details($id);
    array_push($patrons_with_details, $details);
return $patrons_with_details;

It returns my patrons but doesn’t provide any details but user id and tier. I tried to change the suffix in fetch_member_details function to get more data of a member based on the documentation. On the documentation page, it has been suggested using the URL down below to get the other fields.,currently_entitled_tiers,user&fields[member]=full_name,is_follower,email,last_charge_date,last_charge_status,lifetime_support_cents,patron_status,currently_entitled_amount_cents,pledge_relationship_start,will_pay_amount_cents&fields%5Btier%5D=title&fields%5Buser%5D=full_name,hide_pledges

But using this link’s suffix part returns an error:

      "code_name":"Bad Request",
      "detail":"Error trying to decode a non urlencoded string. Found invalid characters: {']', '['} in the string: 'include=address,currently_entitled_tiers,user&fields[member]=full_name,is_follower,email,last_charge_date,last_charge_status,lifetime_support_cents,patron_status,currently_entitled_amount_cents,pledge_relationship_start,will_pay_amount_cents&fields%5Btier%5D=title&fields%5Buser%5D=full_name,hide_pledges'. Please ensure the request/response body is x-www-form-urlencoded.","id":"eba2f989-8a95-49c1-8f80-08d4306a6205",
      "title":"Bad Request"

I hope someone can help me with this.

You have to encode the special characters in the request string. When you encode entire url in the go, it also encodes some important characters.

You can check PHP lib’s functions - some of them do such encoding - like only encoding only [s etc - instead of encoding entire url in one go.

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Thanks. As you suggested, I encoded [member] part and it worked.