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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?

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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

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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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Slow Performance - Too many concurrent users for the server?

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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

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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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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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Query string errors

I have the following query strings for the sf1_2010.xml, sf1_2000.xml, and sf1_1990.xml respectively. All query strings are the same format, just different query values:

1) http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=a8e19a47c9c91ffa82c63c0f383ebbe8d7b3fa55&get=P0070001,NAME&for=county:*&in=state:*

2) http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf1?key=a8e19a47c9c91ffa82c63c0f383ebbe8d7b3fa55&get=EXTCITIN,NAME&for=county:*&in=state:*... more »

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"Error when running query"

When I query the following:

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=MY_KEY_HERE&get=B19113_001E,NAME&for=tract:*&in=county:31,state:27

I receive the following:

"There was an error while running your query. We've logged the error and we'll correct it ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience."

Any idea what's up with that? (I am working on my acs.R package -- see http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/02/major-improvements-to-acs-r-sneak-peak-at-version-1-0/... more »

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