My enthusiasm was premature. Half of my RESTful API calls failed even though the content of requests didn't change. API returns:
"The endpoint reference (EPR) for the Operation not found is https://uk.farnell.com/pffind/services/SearchService and the WSA Action = http://uk.farnell
I implemented a retry logic with sleeps in between, but it still sometimes fails ...
Judging by the activity on this forum and the content of posts, it seems like this API is abandoned.
Are you still having the issues. I assure you (despite the lack of comment) the API is still fully available and supported. We just weren't getting updates when people posted on the forum. :-(
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Firstly, let me thank you for the API. Even though I am just a hobbyist, it saves my time looking up parts I need.
I run into a problem whereby I was trying to get a response in JSON format. I couldn't get it working. The response was:
Http Code: 500
:date=>"Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:53:06 GMT",
"Servlet 2.4; JBoss-4.0.5.GA (build: CVSTag=Branch_4_0 date=200610162339)/Tomcat-5.5",
The same request but with XML format response worked. The issue with JSON is that the field resultsSettings.refinements.filters is mandatory unlike when asking for XML response. I think it is a minor bug in the API rather than the documentation issue.