[API-users] /occurrence/download route sometimes give size: 0

Federico Mendez fmendez at gbif.org
Mon Nov 13 08:50:27 CET 2017

Hi Scott, you’re right about this issue, I’ll investigate what’s happening there.

Bests, Federico Mendez.

From: API-users <api-users-bounces at lists.gbif.org<mailto:api-users-bounces at lists.gbif.org>> on behalf of Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com<mailto:myrmecocystus at gmail.com>>
Date: Friday 10 November 2017 at 19:53
To: "api-users at lists.gbif.org<mailto:api-users at lists.gbif.org>" <api-users at lists.gbif.org<mailto:api-users at lists.gbif.org>>
Subject: [API-users] /occurrence/download route sometimes give size: 0


Just ran into this, not sure how often it happens, but sometimes size value is zero when at least I don't think it should be:

?  curl https://api.gbif.org/v1/occurrence/download/0000739-171109162308116 | jq .
  "key": "0000739-171109162308116",
  "doi": "doi:10.15468/dl.jmachn",
  "license": "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode",
  "request": {
    "predicate": {
      "type": "greaterThanOrEquals",
      "key": "ELEVATION",
      "value": "11000"
    "format": "DWCA",
    "sendNotification": false
  "created": "2017-11-10T18:37:35.542+0000",
  "modified": "2017-11-10T18:38:54.444+0000",
  "status": "SUCCEEDED",
  "downloadLink": "http://api.gbif.org/v1/occurrence/download/request/0000739-171109162308116.zip",
  "size": 0,
  "totalRecords": 14064,
  "numberDatasets": 105

The file ends up having data in it, so it's not size 0.

Scott Chamberlain
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