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Soon the Census Data API will release new functionality to allow users to pull a set of variables with one simple call.  We are calling this feature ‘groups’.

What is happening?

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing new functionality to allow users to pull a set of variables with one simple call.  We are calling this feature ‘groups’.
This functionality will only be available with select datasets. 

When?

 

Released to beta on June 8, 2017 and plan to release to production on June 19, 2017.

Beta: https://beta.dataweb.rm.census.gov/data.html

Production: https://api.census.gov/data.html

How to use?

 

https://beta.dataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2015/acs/acs1?get=group%28B24124%29&for=us:*

https://api.census.gov/data/2015/acs/acs1?get=group(B24124)&for=us:*

Where you will see it?

 

Groups will be visible on the discovery page and the variables page.

Why?

 

This functionality will allow users to pull more than 50 variables in a single call. Before this feature, Census Data API users were limited to 50 variables in a single call.

Questions regarding this change?

 

Please report any problems you encounter to cedsci.feedback@census.gov.

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