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more informative error message when census api fails #19

medewitt opened this issue May 9, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented May 9, 2019

Need to update the check_census_api_call to something like the following to make it clear when the census fails and not the package:

check_census_api_call <- function(call){
  if(class(call) != "response"){
    stop("A valid response was not returned")
returned_call <- httr::content(call, as = "text", encoding = "UTF-8")

if( show_condition(xml2::as_xml_document(returned_call)) !="error"){
  returned_call %>%
    xml2::xml_find_all("body") %>%
    xml2::xml_text() %>%
    gsub(pattern = "\\s{2}", replacement = "") %>%
    gsub(pattern = "^\\s", replacement = "")
} else{
  stop(paste0("The following is a message from the US Census API \n",returned_call ))

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commented May 9, 2019

Close with #20

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