[API-users] Occurrence search API limitations

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Fri Apr 24 11:28:57 CEST 2015


we do not expect to remove or even extend the search limit I am afraid.
For programmatic asynchroneous searches you need to actively poll the download request status to see when its done and then retrieve the content.

Alternatively It would be fairly simple for us to add a new success and failure callback URL parameter when creating a new request. We would then call these URLs once the download is completed or failed.
Would that make things a lot easier than actively polling?


> On 24 Apr 2015, at 11:18, ptrans2004es <ptrans2004es at yahoo.es> wrote:
> Hello,
> I know there is a limit of 200000 records when using the occurrence search API,  and also that this limit can be avoided using the asynchronous download service instead.
> The problem is that this asynchronous service will send a link to a file to an email. That method seems not really convenient for programmatic downloads to be made from an interactive application, for example.
> There is another mechanism that allows downloading more than 200000 records?
> Removal of this limitation is expected?
> Thank you very much.
> Best regards,
> E.Gracia
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