1407.0.55.002 - ABS.Stat Beta: Web Services, User Guide  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/10/2016   
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Known limitations and implementation details

The following are a list of known limitations at this time. Please be advised that as the standard evolves the list of limitations will be updated to reflect new features.

  • Only anonymous queries are supported, there is no authentication
  • Each response is limited to 1 million observations
  • Maximum request URL length is 1,000 characters
  • Only the data resource is supported which returns data and relevant structural metadata. To obtain structural metadata on its own please use the Data Structure Definition function of the SDMX-XML API
  • Cross-origin requests are supported by CORS headers and JSONP
  • Dimensions and attributes with only one requested value are not yet moved to dataset level even though the draft specification would allow this
  • Errors are not returned in the JSON format but HTTP status codes and messages are set according to the Web Services Guidelines
  • The source (or Agency ID) parameter in the REST query is mandatory but the “ALL” keyword is supported
  • Versioning is not supported: always the latest implemented version is used
  • The explicitMeasure parameter is not supported
  • Reordering the data is not supported
  • The lastNObservations parameter is not supported
  • Observations follow the time series (or import-specific) order even if dimensionAtObservation=AllDimensions is used