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Can I use One ESP32 Device to update 2 ThingSpeak Channels?

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I have one ESP32 weather station device with 12 sensors. I use the free version of ThingSpeak with 8 Fields and 4 channels. Can I use 2 channels and updload the data to Fields 1-8 in Channel 1 and Fields 9-12 in Channel 2? Below is my code:
else if (App == "Thingspeak") {
// Send data to ThingSpeak
WiFiClient client1;
if (client1.connect(server,80)) {
Serial.println("");
Serial.println("Connect to ThingSpeak CH1 - OK");
Serial.println("");
Serial.println("********************************************");
String postStr = "";
postStr+="GET /update?api_key1=";
postStr+=api_key1;
postStr+="&field1="; // I want to sent this field to Channel 1
postStr+=String(temperature);
postStr+="&field2="; // I want to send this field to Channel 2
postStr+=" HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: a.c.d\r\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n";
postStr+="";
client1.print(postStr);
delay(5000);

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Christopher Stapels
Christopher Stapels on 10 Aug 2021
Edited: Christopher Stapels on 10 Aug 2021
Yes you can but the code you wrote wont do it. I would start with the ThingSpeak library for Arduino, ESP8266 and ESP32. Use the write multiple fields example and duplicate the writing section for the second channel you want to write to.
...other stuff from the library example...
// set the fields with the values
ThingSpeak.setField(1, number1);
ThingSpeak.setField(2, number2);
ThingSpeak.setField(3, number3);
ThingSpeak.setField(4, number4);
// write to the ThingSpeak channel
int x = ThingSpeak.writeFields(myChannelNumber, myWriteAPIKey);
if(x == 200){
Serial.println("Channel update successful.");
}
else{
Serial.println("Problem updating channel. HTTP error code " + String(x));
}
and then repeat with the data for channel 2, the channel 2 id, and the write API key.
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Christopher Stapels
Christopher Stapels on 13 Aug 2021
You are a programmer now! Welcome to the club. I recommend building your code one step at a time and watching the output to make sure it acts as you expect. Feel free to post here again if you get stuck.

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