Basic searching of iDigBio records

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Description

Base function to query the iDigBio API

Usage

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idig_search(type = "records", mq = FALSE, rq = FALSE, fields = FALSE,
  max_items = 1e+05, limit = 0, offset = 0, sort = FALSE, ...)

Arguments

type

string type of records to query, defaults to "records"

mq

iDigBio media query in nested list format

rq

iDigBio record query in nested list format

fields

vector of fields that will be contained in the data.frame

max_items

CURRENTLY IGNORED, SEE ISSUE #33 maximum number of results allowed to be retrieved (fail-safe)

limit

maximum number of results returned

offset

number of results to skip before returning results

sort

vector of fields to use for sorting, UUID is always appended to make paging safe

...

additional parameters

Details

This function is wrapped for media and specimen record searches. Please consider using idig_search_media or idig_search_records instead as they supply nice defaults to this function depending on the type of records desired.

Fuller documentation of parameters is in the idig_search_records function's help.

Exported to facilitate wrapping this package in other packages.

Value

a data frame

Author(s)

Francois Michonneau

Examples

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## Not run: 
# Ten media records related to genus Acer specimens
idig_search(type="media", rq=list(genus="acer"), limit=10)

## End(Not run)