[API-users] Limits on the occurrence search API
n.noe at biodiversity.be
Thu Feb 26 14:03:43 CET 2015
Thanks, that makes perfect sense. Two more general questions:
- Shouldn't the secretariat update the documentation to say the limit is
200.000 instead of 1.000.000 ?
- Is there a plan to incrementally remove/lessen this limitation ? 200K
is quite a limit compared to the 500M+ total records available.
Le 12/02/15 20:20, Markus Döring a écrit :
> Hi Nico,
> see anserws inline below.
>> I'm having some doubts about how the hard limits work when using the
>> occurrence search API. I think this is a documentation/error message
>> issue rather than a technical one:
>> Here is what the doc says:
>> - max value for "limit" = 300
>> - max total records = 1.000.000 (does that means limit * offset?)
> no, it means offset + limit
> and like you discovered below the limit is actually at 200.000 not 1
>> What my tests says:
>> => works, but shouldn't since 300*3335 = 1000500 total records
> the offset is not in pages but absolute records. So you actually are
> looking at records 3335 to 3634
>> => "maximum offset allowed is 200000", but offset IS 200000 (message
>> should be "less than"? 199999 works) Also, this limit on the offset
>> parameter should be stated in the doc page.
> I believe we have not updated the docs and the 1 million limit
> actually is 200.000 which you can see here in your example!
>> => "maximum offset allowed is 200000": here, we probably hit the
>> 1.000.000 total limit, but the error message refer to the
>> undocumented (and not hit here) max offset limit.
>> Could you clarify a bit ?
>> All the best,
>> API-users mailing list
>> API-users at lists.gbif.org <mailto:API-users at lists.gbif.org>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the API-users