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"Get" argument for API call: is there a length limitation?

I have an API request where the get argument that works is "P0030001,P0030002,P0030003,P0030004". However, I wanted to get all available names in that concept, which in total is a list of 8 elements "P0030001,P0030002,P0030003,...P0030008".

 

This request fails with error "unknown variable 'P0030005,P0030006,P0030007,P0030008"

 

Is there a limit on the length for the GET argument?

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When I make the following request: http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=___&get=P0010001,P0010001,P0010001,P0010001,NAME&for=block+group:*&in=state:2+county:170+tract:000101 I get the following response: [["P0010001","P0010001","P0010001","P0010001","NAME","state","county","tract","block group"], ["1","620","620","620","620","Block Group 1","02","170","000101"]] Note that the order of the variable names and ...more »

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possible error in sf1.xml?

In all of the "sex by age" sets the "85 years and over" label is duplicated for female. I think the first instance is actually just "female".

 

variable name="P012A026" concept="P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone) [49]">Female: !! 85 years and over

 

variable name="P012A049" concept="P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone) [49]">Female: !! 85 years and over

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Error when querying with census tract blocks

Hi, I'm trying to run the following query: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=[key]&get=B00001_001E&for=block:2001&in=state:04+county:015+tract:954900 I get the error message, "There was an error while running your query. We've logged the error and we'll correct it ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience." If I run the same query but just use the census tract, it works, but if possible I would like to be able to ...more »

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Registration problem.

I have a problem accessing the registration form : http://www.census.gov/developers/tos/key_request.html

It says that "The server at api.census.gov is taking too long to respond."

what is this due to ?

are there some geographical restrictions ? (since i am not in the US).

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Slow Performance - Too many concurrent users for the server?

Earlier today (08/06) the performance was ok, requests took less than .5 seconds to return. Later in the day, around 5 PM the requests started taking over 60 seconds, and some times they were taking over 10 minutes to return. Examples on how to reproduce the problem: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=your_key_here&get=B17020A_003E&for=county:165&in=state:31 Another example of the performance problem can be ...more »

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500 Error - state-american indian area/alaska native area/hawaii

Getting a HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error when running the following request:

 

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=[replace_with_your_key&get=B00001_001E&for=american+indian+area/alaska+native+area/hawaiian+home+land:03800&in=state:02

 

Just following the example from http://www.census.gov/developers/data/geography_list_acs5.html for summary level 280.

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Cannot request Registration Key

Hi.

I'm a first time user trying to request a Registration Key. I've tried several times today from both Explorer and Firefox browsers and keep getting the below error.

 

Help?

Thanks!

 

"The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request."

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more than four variables?

I can't seem to get more than four variables to return. When I run this query: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={key}&get=B08101_017E,B08101_017M,B08101_025E,B08101_025M,B08101_033E,B08101_033M,B08101_041E,B08101_041M&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005 I get an error like this: error: error: unknown variable 'B08101_033E,B08101_033M,B08101_041E,B08101_041M' When I run the query with only the first four variables ...more »

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Not receiving any email in response to api key request

Over the last two days, I submitted a request for an Census API key at

http://www.census.gov/developers/tos/key_request.html

 

The website says to expect an email after a few minutes, but I've never received any email about how to activate an API key. (Yes, I've checked my spam folder.)

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API key not valid

I've had an API key for weeks and just got back to my project after doing some other work. I get this error when I make a query that used to work:

 

"A valid key must be included with each data API request.

You included a key with this request, however, it is not valid.

Please check your key and try again.'

 

Any thoughts?

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Update to: URL issues

This post references http://apiforum.ideascale.com/a/dtd/issue-using-2000-sf1/400890-18378

 

 

This error has been resolved. There was a small configuration reversion which caused some summary levels to fail.

 

These summary levels have been re-added, and are functioning properly

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