[API-users] [External] occurrenceID as a search parameter

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Thu Jul 24 18:28:07 CEST 2014


it is embarrassing, but we really have forgotten to provide that search filter in the API. Internally we obviously have means to lookup records by their occurrenceID, but they were not made public.
I guess we have far too long been thinking about triplets and just forgot about good and simple occurrenceIDs.

I have opened an issue and hope we can add it to the search parameters rather sooner than later:

Many thanks,

On 24 Jul 2014, at 13:52, Steve Baskauf <steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:

> Both I and the programmer I'm working with have looked through the API 
> documentation and we don't see occurrenceID as a search parameter.  That 
> surprised me, since I thought it was a required field.  If we could 
> search for it, we could map any assigned occurrenceID to the GBIFID.  
> I'm sure that there is probably some more indirect way to accomplish 
> this (such as retrieving all records that we have provided, but it seems 
> like this ought to be a simple thing to facilitate.  Am I missing something?
> Steve
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