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Record Matching API website support gives an error

Hello,

I'm trying to use the website feature through a python script using the REST API, and hitting a snag. It appears that there is a trailing \r after the data that messes up the JSON parsing:

URL='https://api.thomsonreuters.com/permid/match'

header={'Accept': 'application/json', 'Content-Type': 'text/plain', 'x-ag-access-token': 'xxx', 'x-openmatch-dataType': 'Organization', 'x-openmatch-numberOfMatchesPerRecord': 1}

data='LocalID,Standard Identifier,Name,Country,Street,City,PostalCode,State,Website \n ,,Apple,,,,,,http://www.apple.com'

Exception Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/models.py", line 819, in json return json.loads(self.text, **kwargs)

...File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/simplejson/decoder.py", line 400, in raw_decode return self.scan_once(s, idx=_w(s, idx).end())

JSONDecodeError: Invalid control character u'\r' at: line 1 column 692 (char 691)

Note: i am running python 2.7 and requests 2.7 in cygwin, on windows 10.

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@vna

I found that the problem only happens when the request text contains the website information.


LocalID,Standard Identifier,Name,Country,Street,City,PostalCode,State,Website

,,Apple,,,,,,www.apple.com


The response will contain 0x0D after the "Input_Website" text.

However, if I removed the website information, the response is fine.

LocalID,Standard Identifier,Name,Country,Street,City,PostalCode,State,Website

,,Apple,,,,,,

The response is:

{
  "ignore": "    ",
  "unMatched": 0,
  "matched": {
    "total": 1,
    "excellent": 1
  },
  "numReceivedRecords": 1,
  "numProcessedRecords": 1,
  "numErrorRecords": 0,
  "headersIdentifiedSuccessfully": [
    "localid",
    "standard identifier",
    "name",
    "country",
    "street",
    "city",
    "postalcode",
    "state",
    "website"
  ],
  "headersNotIdentified": [],
  "headersSupportedWereNotSent": [],
  "errorCode": 0,
  "errorCodeMessage": "Success",
  "resolvingTimeInMs": 238,
  "requestTimeInMs": 238,
  "outputContentResponse": [
    {
      "ProcessingStatus": "OK",
      "Match OpenPermID": "https://permid.org/1-4295905573",
      "Match OrgName": "Apple Inc",
      "Match Score": "92%",
      "Match Level": "Excellent",
      "Match Ordinal": "1",
      "Original Row Number": "2",
      "Input_Name": "Apple"
    }
  ]
}

Please confirm if it is the same problem that you found.


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Yes, it is the same issue I have. Did you find any way to counteract that? (that ideally doesn't require me to hack into the requests library for this one special case)

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I have contacted the support team to verify this problem.

@vna

The development team can replicate the issue. They will handle it. I will keep you updated on its progress.

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Hello Jira, any news on this bug? I was hoping to start using websites by next month :)

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@vna

There was no response back from the development team. I will contact them again for the update.

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Hello Sunil & Jira,

any response yet? I am blocked trying to use the API if i can't match websites...

best

VnA

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@vna

I have tested it. The problem has been fixed. There is no 0x0D after the "Input_Website" text anymore.

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Thanks! It seems ok now for me too.

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