Combine different Services in one API call

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inventtory
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Combine different Services in one API call

Post by inventtory » Sun May 01, 2016 6:01 pm

Is it possible to request data from different Services (for example: from "Published Data" and "Family") in one API call?
If yes, how is that done?


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Re: Combine different Services in one API call

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon May 02, 2016 7:17 am

Hi,

Sorry, but this is not possible. The reason is that each of those services is connected to the different database and each of those databases has separate limitations and sometimes even formats. Also, if you look at the throttling you will see that each of them has different limitations for SPM (searches per minute).

The only thing that you can combine in one search is different services with its constituents.

Regards

OPS support


inventtory
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Re: Combine different Services in one API call

Post by inventtory » Mon May 02, 2016 8:36 am

Hello,

thank you for our reply.

What exactly do you mean with ".....different services with its constituents"?
Could you kindly provide an example.

Thanks and regards,
Chris


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Re: Combine different Services in one API call

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon May 02, 2016 8:51 am

There is more than one service in OPS:

- Publish services
- Family service
- Legal service
- Numbering service
- Register service
- Classification service

and each of them have certain constituents (like abstract, claims, description, full-cycle, biblio, image in Pub. Services) that you can combine in one search:

http://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/pu ... full-cycle
So, here is Biblio + Full-cycle constituents all combined in one URL request

or

http://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/pu ... nts/biblio


But that only works for some combinations and for smaller chucks of data and only constituents in that specific service can be mixed (so, you can not add "legal" constituent in Publish service query)

Regards,
OPS support


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