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Synchronous Batch

 

Service version: 2
Last edit: 2019.11.29

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Purpose

This endpoint allows the submission of a new batch for synchronous processing. It responds with a batch processing result or a HTTP 408 Request timeout error, if the processing time exceeds 60 seconds.

Request data

HTTPS method: POST

URL format

For ease of viewing and identification:

  • Constants and parameters enclosed in angle brackets (< >) must be replaced with their values.
  • See the following Request parameters section with the Required and Optional parameters tables for these values.
https://<baseURL>/search/<versionNumber>/batch/sync.<outputFormat>?key=<Your_API_Key>

Example

https://api.tomtom.com/search/2/batch/sync.xml?key=Your_API_Key

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HTTP Request headers

The following table describes HTTP Request headers of particular interest to Batch Search service clients.

Required headers
Header Description
Content-Type
string
Specifies the MIME type of the body of the Request.
Values:

  • application/xml
  • application/json
Optional headers
Header Description
Accept-Encoding
string
Should contain list of encodings acceptable by the client. Usually used to demand a compressed Response.
Value: gzip
Tracking-ID
string
Specifies an identifier for the Request.

  • It can be used to trace a call.
  • The value must match the regular expression '^[a-zA-Z0-9-]{1,100}$'.
  • An example of format that matches this regular expression is UUID: (e.g., 9ac68072-c7a4-11e8-a8d5-f2801f1b9fd1). For details check RFC 4122.
  • If specified, it is replicated in the Tracking-ID Response header.
  • It is only meant to be used for support and does not involve tracking of you or your users in any form.

Value: An identifier for the Request.

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Request parameters

The following table describes the Request parameters.

  • Required parameters must be used or the call will fail.
  • Optional parameters, which are highlighted with [square brackets], may be used.
  • If there is a default value that will be assumed when an optional parameter is not used, it is shown in the table.
  • The order of Request parameters is not important.
Required parameters
Parameter Description
baseURL
string
Base URL for calling the API
Value: api.tomtom.com
versionNumber
string
Service version.
Value: The current value is 2.
key
string
An API Key valid for the requested service.
Value: Your valid API Key.
outputFormat
string
The content type of the Response structure.
Default value: xml
Other value: json
Optional parameters
Note: There are no optional parameters in this endpoint.

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Supported Search API suite endpoints

A list of Search API suite endpoints supported by the Batch Search service can be found below. For details regarding particular API usage, consult the following respective API documentation pages:

POST body

The POST body of a batch Request should contain a set of items which will be used to execute requests to supported endpoints of the Search API suite.

Each batch Request can contain items corresponding to multiple supported endpoints of the Search API suite. For each endpoint, the same body structure applies and specific parameters of each endpoint are expected to go into query elements.

POST body (XML)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>...</query>
    </batchItem>
    ...
    <batchItem>
      <query>...</query>
      <post>...</post>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

POST body (JSON)

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "..."},
    ...
    {
        "query": "...",
        "post": {...}
    }
  ]
}

POST body fields

Field Description
batchRequest Root element of the Request.
batchItems A set of batch items. The maximum number of batch items for a Synchronous API is 100.
batchItem A single batch item.
query A string used to build a request to one of the supported endpoints of the Search API suite.

  • It is a partial URL without protocol, base URL, service version, and API Key.
  • The output format must match the outputFormat parameter of the batch Request.
  • If a batch contains any Additional Data service item, the outputFormat parameter value must be set to json as the Additional Data service does not support the XML Response format.
  • A query must be properly URL-encoded.
  • For example, a Fuzzy Search query "Lodz, Mochnackiego 15/19" should be written as follows (XML format):
    <query>/search/Lodz%2C%20Mochnackiego%2015%2F19/query
  • A sample online URL encoder can be found at: URL Encoder.

When posting XML to the Batch Search service, the <query> element values must be valid XML (e.g., the "&" character must be replaced by the predefined XML entity "&amp;"). More information is in the List of XML character entity references.
When posting JSON to the Batch Search service the <query> string values must be properly escaped. For example, the " (double-quote) character should be escaped with a \ (back-slash). More information is available in RFC 7159.

post Contains data that is sent to the Geometry Search or Along Route Search services using the HTTP POST method.

  • These services accept POST data only in JSON format.
  • For batch submissions in XML format, the <post> element's value must also be an appropriate JSON object.
  • A JSON object provided in a XML <post> element must be valid XML, i.e., it has to be properly XML escaped or wrapped in a CDATA section if necessary.

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POST body examples

Click to expand/collapse the following examples:

Mixed endpoint examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/poiSearch/rembrandt museum.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geometrySearch/restaurant.xml?geometryList=[{"type":"CIRCLE","position":"51.5123443,-0.0909851","radius":1000}]</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geometrySearch/pizza.xml</query>
      <post>
        {
          "geometryList":[
            {
              "type": "CIRCLE",
              "position": "51.5123443,-0.0909851",
              "radius": 1000
            }
          ]
        }
      </post>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/searchAlongRoute/restaurant.xml?maxDetourTime=300</query>
      <post>
        {
          "route": {
            "points": [
              {
                "lat": 37.7524152343544,
                "lon": -122.43576049804686
              },
              {
                "lat": 37.70660472542312,
                "lon": -122.43301391601562
              },
              {
                "lat": 37.712059855877314,
                "lon": -122.36434936523438
              },
              {
                "lat": 37.75350561243041,
                "lon": -122.37396240234374
              }
            ]
          }
        }
      </post>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/52.4781801,4.8884868.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/search/lodz.xml?limit=10&amp;idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/poiSearch/rembrandt museum.json"},
    {"query": "/geometrySearch/parking.json?geometryList=[{\"type\":\"CIRCLE\",\"position\":\"51.5123443,-0.0909851\",\"radius\":1000}]"},
    {
      "query": "/geometrySearch/pizza.json",
      "post": {
        "geometryList":[
          {
            "type": "CIRCLE",
            "position": "51.5123443,-0.0909851",
            "radius": 1000
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "query": "/searchAlongRoute/restaurant.json?maxDetourTime=300",
      "post": {
        "route": {
          "points": [
            {
              "lat": 37.7524152,
              "lon": -122.4357604
            },
            {
              "lat": 37.7066047,
              "lon": -122.4330139
            },
            {
              "lat": 37.7120598,
              "lon": -122.3643493
            },
            {
              "lat": 37.7535056,
              "lon": -122.3739624
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    },
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/52.4829893,4.9247074.json"},
    {"query": "/search/lodz.json?limit=10&idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr&maxFuzzyLevel=2"}
  ]
}

Fuzzy Search examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/search/lodz.xml?limit=10&amp;idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/search/wroclaw.xml?limit=10&amp;idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/search/berlin.xml?limit=10&amp;idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/search/lodz.json?limit=10&idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr"},
    {"query": "/search/wroclaw.json?limit=10&idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr"},
    {"query": "/search/berlin.json?limit=10&idxSet=POI,PAD,Str,Xstr,Geo,Addr"}
  ]
}

POI Search examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/poiSearch/rembrandt museum.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/poiSearch/big ben.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/poiSearch/colosseo.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/poiSearch/rembrandt museum.json"},
    {"query": "/poiSearch/big ben.json"},
    {"query": "/poiSearch/colosseo.json"}
  ]
}

Category Search examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/categorySearch/airport.xml?lat=52.229404&amp;lon=21.011422</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/categorySearch/restaurant.xml?lat=38.925518&amp;lon=76.990957</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/categorySearch/hotel.xml?lat=34.016308&amp;lon=-118.277123</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/categorySearch/airport.json?lat=52.229404&lon=21.011422"},
    {"query": "/categorySearch/restaurant.json?lat=38.925518&lon=76.990957"},
    {"query": "/categorySearch/hotel.json?lat=34.016308&lon=-118.277123"}
  ]
}

Geometry Search examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geometrySearch/restaurant.xml?geometryList=[{"type":"CIRCLE","position":"51.5123443,-0.0909851","radius":1000}]</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geometrySearch/pizza.xml</query>
      <post>
        {
          "geometryList":[
            {
              "type": "CIRCLE",
              "position": "51.5123443,-0.0909851",
              "radius": 1000
            }
          ]
        }
      </post>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/geometrySearch/parking.json?geometryList=[{\"type\":\"CIRCLE\",\"position\":\"51.5123443,-0.0909851\",\"radius\":1000}]"},
    {
      "query": "/geometrySearch/pizza.json",
      "post": {
        "geometryList":[
          {
            "type": "CIRCLE",
            "position": "51.5123443,-0.0909851",
            "radius": 1000
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

Nearby Search examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/nearbySearch/.xml?lat=40.702594&amp;lon=-74.045358&amp;radius=2000</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/nearbySearch/.xml?lat=41.774831&amp;lon=-87.771554&amp;radius=2000</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/nearbySearch/.xml?lat=48.141307&amp;lon=17.117647&amp;radius=2000</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/nearbySearch/.json?lat=40.702594&lon=-74.045358&radius=2000"},
    {"query": "/nearbySearch/.json?lat=41.774831&lon=-87.771554&radius=2000"},
    {"query": "/nearbySearch/.json?lat=48.141307&lon=17.117647&radius=2000"}
  ]
}

Along Route Search examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/searchAlongRoute/restaurant.xml?maxDetourTime=300</query>
      <post>
        {
          "route": {
            "points": [
              {
                "lat": 37.7524152343544,
                "lon": -122.43576049804686
              },
              {
                "lat": 37.70660472542312,
                "lon": -122.43301391601562
              },
              {
                "lat": 37.712059855877314,
                "lon": -122.36434936523438
              },
              {
                "lat": 37.75350561243041,
                "lon": -122.37396240234374
              }
            ]
          }
        }
      </post>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/searchAlongRoute/restaurant.xml?maxDetourTime=300</query>
      <post>
        {
          "route": {
            "points": [
              {
                "lat": 48.19871,
                "lon": 16.36319
              },
              {
                "lat": 48.19843,
                "lon": 16.36262
              },
              {
                "lat": 48.19824,
                "lon": 16.36226
              },
              {
                "lat": 48.19788,
                "lon": 16.3615
              }
            ]
          }
        }
      </post>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {
      "query": "/searchAlongRoute/restaurant.json?maxDetourTime=300",
      "post": {
        "route": {
          "points": [
            {
              "lat": 37.7524152,
              "lon": -122.4357604
            },
            {
              "lat": 37.7066047,
              "lon": -122.4330139
            },
            {
              "lat": 37.7120598,
              "lon": -122.3643493
            },
            {
              "lat": 37.7535056,
              "lon": -122.3739624
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "query": "/searchAlongRoute/restaurant.json?maxDetourTime=300",
      "post": {
        "route": {
          "points": [
            {
              "lat": 48.19871,
              "lon": 16.36319
            },
            {
              "lat": 48.19843,
              "lon": 16.36262
            },
            {
              "lat": 48.19824,
              "lon": 16.36226
            },
            {
              "lat": 48.19788,
              "lon": 16.3615
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

Geocode examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geocode/tower bridge.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geocode/new york.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/geocode/amsterdam.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/geocode/tower bridge.json"},
    {"query": "/geocode/new york.json"},
    {"query": "/geocode/amsterdam.json"}
  ]
}

Structured Geocode examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/structuredGeocode.xml?countryCode=FR&amp;municipality=Paris&amp;streetName=Avenue de Suffren&amp;streetNumber=70</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/structuredGeocode.xml?countryCode=ES&amp;municipality=Madrid&amp;streetName=Calle Mariblanca&amp;streetNumber=25</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/structuredGeocode.json?countryCode=FR&municipality=Paris&streetName=Avenue de Suffren&streetNumber=70"},
    {"query": "/structuredGeocode.json?countryCode=ES&municipality=Madrid&streetName=Calle Mariblanca&streetNumber=25"}
  ]
}

Reverse Geocode examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/48.203233,16.360454.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/-26.202878,28.033040.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/12.975469,77.597284.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/48.203233,16.360454.json"},
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/-26.202878,28.033040.json"},
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/12.975469,77.597284.json"}
  ]
}

CrossStreet lookup examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/52.4781801,4.8884868.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/12.977194,77.608367.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/21.130272,79.063060.xml</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/52.4781801,4.8884868.json"},
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/12.977194,77.608367.json"},
    {"query": "/reverseGeocode/crossStreet/21.130272,79.063060.json"}
  ]
}

Additional Data examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/additionalData.json?geometries=00004631-3400-3c00-0000-0000673c4d2e</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/additionalData.json?geometries=00004631-3400-3c00-0000-0000673c42fe</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

Above POST body contains example geometry ID values. Proper geometry ID values can be retrieved from a Search Request.

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/additionalData.json?geometries=00004631-3400-3c00-0000-0000673c4d2e"},
    {"query": "/additionalData.json?geometries=00004631-3400-3c00-0000-0000673c42fe"}
  ]
}

Above POST body contains example geometry ID values. Proper geometry ID values can be retrieved from a Search Request.

EV Charging Stations Availability examples

XML body example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<batchRequest>
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/chargingAvailability.xml?chargingAvailability=00112233-4455-6677-8899-aabbccddeeff</query>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <query>/chargingAvailability.xml?chargingAvailability=00112233-4455-6677-8899-001122334455</query>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
</batchRequest>

Above POST body contains example charging availability ID values. Proper charging availability ID values can be retrieved from a Search Request.

JSON body example

{
  "batchItems": [
    {"query": "/chargingAvailability.json?chargingAvailability=00112233-4455-6677-8899-aabbccddeeff"},
    {"query": "/chargingAvailability.json?chargingAvailability=00112233-4455-6677-8899-001122334455"}
  ]
}

Above POST body contains example charging availability ID values. Proper charging availability ID values can be retrieved from a Search Request.


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Response data

HTTP Status codes

Code Meaning and Possible Causes
200 OK: The batch job has completed. Results are streamed to client.
400 Bad Request:

  • Missing required parameters.
  • Exceeded maximum number of batch items.
  • Or, parameters did not pass validation.
403 Forbidden:

  • The API Key is missing, inactive, invalid, not entitled to use Batch Search API over QPS (Queries per second) or over QPD (Queries per day).
  • Can also occur when using HTTP instead of HTTPS.
404 Not Found: The requested resource could not be found, but it may be available again in the future.
405 Method Not Allowed: The client used a HTTP method other than POST.
408 Request timeout: The request sent to the server took longer than it was prepared to wait.
414 Requested URI is too long: Indicates that the URI requested by the client is longer than the server is willing to interpret.
429 Too Many Requests: The API Key is over QPS (Queries per second).
500 An error occurred while processing the Request. Please try again later.
502 Internal network connectivity issue. Please try again later.
503 Service currently unavailable. Please try again later.
504 Internal network connectivity issue or a request that has taken too long to complete. Please try again later.
596 Service not found. Request contains an incorrect FQDN and/or path.

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HTTP Response headers

The following table lists HTTP Response headers of particular interest to the service clients.

Header Description
Access-Control-Expose-Headers A comma separated list of HTTP header names that browsers are allowed to access.
Value: Content-Length
Access-Control-Allow-Origin A header instructing browsers to allow customer websites to contact the Batch Search service.
Value: *
Content-Encoding The Batch Search service applies gzip compression to the responses if it is requested by the client with the Accept-Encoding header.
Value: gzip
Content-Type The format of the response as chosen by the client (see the contentType Request parameter).
Values:

  • application/xml;charset=utf-8
  • application/json;charset=utf-8
Tracking-ID An identifier for the Request.

  • If the Tracking-ID header was specified, it is replicated in the Response.
  • Otherwise, it is generated automatically by the service.
  • It is only meant to be used for support and does not involve tracking of you or your users in any form.

Value: An identifier for the Request.

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Successful Response structure

Each Batch Response consists of one or more XML <batchItem> elements which correspond sequentially with the <batchItem> elements in the Request. Each <batchItem> element contains a successful Response from the invoked Search API endpoint or a status code indicating why the batch item failed.

Response example (XML)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<batchResponse xmlns="http://api.tomtom.com/batch" formatVersion="0.0.1">
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <statusCode>...</statusCode>
      <response>...</response>
    </batchItem>
    ...
    <batchItem>
      <statusCode>...</statusCode>
      <response>...</response>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
  <summary>
    <successfulRequests>...</successfulRequests>
    <totalRequests>...</totalRequests>
  </summary>
</batchResponse>

JSON example

{
  "formatVersion": "0.0.1",
  "batchItems": [
    {
      "statusCode": ...,
      "response": {...}
    },
      ...,
    {
      "statusCode": ...,
      "response": {...}
    }
  ],
  "summary": {
    "successfulRequests": ...,
    "totalRequests": ...
  }
}

Successful Response fields

Field Description
batchResponse
object
Root element of the batch Response.
successfulRequests
string
Number of successful batch item Requests.
totalRequests
string
Total number of items in batch Request.
batchItems
array
A set of batch items processing results.
batchItem
object
Contains the results of processing a single batch item.
statusCode
string
Status code of a Response from the underlying Search API endpoint for a given batch item.
response
object
Content of the Response from the underlying Search API endpoint for a given batch item query.

  • The full response content will be included both in case of success and failure.
  • If the underlying service's Response content type does not match the requested content type, then the Response will be wrapped to fit the requested content type.
summary
object
Summary of the batch request.

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Successful Response examples

The following code blocks in XML and JSON contain a complete example of a response to a batch request for three queries to the Fuzzy Search API.

  • Two the batch items were successfully executed resulting in a HTTP 200 Response, while one failed with a HTTP 400 error due to the use of an incorrect query parameter.
  • Note that batch success indicates that each batch item was executed, not that each batch item executed successfully.

Click to expand/collapse the following examples.

XML Response example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<batchResponse xmlns="http://api.tomtom.com/batch" formatVersion="0.0.1">
  <batchItems>
    <batchItem>
      <statusCode>200</statusCode>
      <response>
        <response>
          <summary>
            <query>lodz</query>
            <queryType>NON_NEAR</queryType>
            <queryTime>95</queryTime>
            <numResults>1</numResults>
            <offset>0</offset>
            <totalResults>363</totalResults>
            <fuzzyLevel>1</fuzzyLevel>
          </summary>
          <results>
            <item>
              <type>Geography</type>
              <id>PL/GEO/p0/4455</id>
              <score>5.98</score>
              <info>search:decarta:ta:616013002038177-PL</info>
              <address>
                <municipality>Lodz</municipality>
                <countrySecondarySubdivision>Łódź</countrySecondarySubdivision>
                <countrySubdivision>Łódzkie</countrySubdivision>
                <countryCode>PL</countryCode>
                <country>Poland</country>
                <countryCodeISO3>POL</countryCodeISO3>
                <freeformAddress>Lodz</freeformAddress>
              </address>
              <position>
                <lat>51.75905</lat>
                <lon>19.4586</lon>
              </position>
            </item>
          </results>
        </response>
      </response>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <statusCode>200</statusCode>
      <response>
        <response>
          <summary>
            <query>restaurant amsterdam</query>
            <queryType>NON_NEAR</queryType>
            <queryTime>186</queryTime>
            <numResults>3</numResults>
            <offset>0</offset>
            <totalResults>3731</totalResults>
            <fuzzyLevel>1</fuzzyLevel>
          </summary>
          <results>
            <item>
              <type>POI</type>
              <id>AU/POI/p0/261806</id>
              <score>7.5</score>
              <info>search:decarta:ta:036001105620466-AU</info>
              <poi>
                <name>Nieuw Amsterdam</name>
                <categories>
                  <item>restaurant</item>
                </categories>
                <classifications>
                  <item>
                    <code>RESTAURANT</code>
                    <names>
                      <item>
                        <nameLocale>en-US</nameLocale>
                        <name>restaurant</name>
                      </item>
                    </names>
                  </item>
                </classifications>
              </poi>
              <address>
                <streetNumber>112</streetNumber>
                <streetName>Hardware Street</streetName>
                <municipalitySubdivision>Melbourne CBD</municipalitySubdivision>
                <municipality>Melbourne</municipality>
                <countrySecondarySubdivision>Melbourne</countrySecondarySubdivision>
                <countrySubdivision>Vic</countrySubdivision>
                <postalCode>3000</postalCode>
                <countryCode>AU</countryCode>
                <country>Australia</country>
                <countryCodeISO3>AUS</countryCodeISO3>
                <freeformAddress>Hardware Street 112, Melbourne CBD Melbourne, Vic, 3000</freeformAddress>
              </address>
              <position>
                <lat>-37.8123</lat>
                <lon>144.96068</lon>
              </position>
            </item>
            <item>
              <type>POI</type>
              <id>BE/POI/p0/61115</id>
              <score>7.5</score>
              <info>review:decarta:ta:056001000066087-BE</info>
              <poi>
                <name>Borse van Amsterdam</name>
                <url>www.borsevanamsterdam.be</url>
                <categories>
                  <item>belgian</item>
                  <item>important tourist attraction</item>
                  <item>restaurant</item>
                </categories>
                <classifications>
                  <item>
                    <code>RESTAURANT</code>
                    <names>
                      <item>
                        <nameLocale>en-US</nameLocale>
                        <name>belgian</name>
                      </item>
                      <item>
                        <nameLocale>en-US</nameLocale>
                        <name>restaurant</name>
                      </item>
                    </names>
                  </item>
                  <item>
                    <code>IMPORTANT_TOURIST_ATTRACTION</code>
                    <names>
                      <item>
                        <nameLocale>en-US</nameLocale>
                        <name>important tourist attraction</name>
                      </item>
                    </names>
                  </item>
                </classifications>
              </poi>
              <address>
                <streetNumber>26</streetNumber>
                <streetName>Grote Markt</streetName>
                <municipalitySubdivision>Aalst</municipalitySubdivision>
                <municipality>Aalst</municipality>
                <countrySecondarySubdivision>Oost-Vlaanderen</countrySecondarySubdivision>
                <countryTertiarySubdivision>Aalst</countryTertiarySubdivision>
                <countrySubdivision>Vlaams Gewest</countrySubdivision>
                <postalCode>9300</postalCode>
                <countryCode>BE</countryCode>
                <country>Belgium</country>
                <countryCodeISO3>BEL</countryCodeISO3>
                <freeformAddress>Grote Markt 26, 9300 Aalst</freeformAddress>
              </address>
              <position>
                <lat>50.93852</lat>
                <lon>4.03821</lon>
              </position>
            </item>
            <item>
              <type>POI</type>
              <id>BG/POI/p0/11627</id>
              <score>7.5</score>
              <info>search:decarta:ta:100009000014937-BG</info>
              <poi>
                <name>Amsterdam</name>
                <phone>+(359)-(87)-8868962</phone>
                <categories>
                  <item>restaurant</item>
                </categories>
                <classifications>
                  <item>
                    <code>RESTAURANT</code>
                    <names>
                      <item>
                        <nameLocale>en-US</nameLocale>
                        <name>restaurant</name>
                      </item>
                    </names>
                  </item>
                </classifications>
              </poi>
              <address>
                <streetNumber>10</streetNumber>
                <streetName>улица К. Стоилов</streetName>
                <municipalitySubdivision>Plovdiv</municipalitySubdivision>
                <municipality>Пловдив</municipality>
                <countrySecondarySubdivision>Пловдив</countrySecondarySubdivision>
                <postalCode>4000</postalCode>
                <countryCode>BG</countryCode>
                <country>Bulgaria</country>
                <countryCodeISO3>BGR</countryCodeISO3>
                <freeformAddress>улица К. Стоилов 10, 4000 Plovdiv (Пловдив)</freeformAddress>
              </address>
              <position>
                <lat>42.14805</lat>
                <lon>24.7491</lon>
              </position>
            </item>
          </results>
        </response>
      </response>
    </batchItem>
    <batchItem>
      <statusCode>400</statusCode>
      <response>
        <response>
          <errorText>Error parsing 'maxFuzzyLevel': 'asd' is not a valid integer</errorText>
          <message>Error parsing 'maxFuzzyLevel': 'asd' is not a valid integer</message>
          <httpStatusCode>400</httpStatusCode>
        </response>
      </response>
    </batchItem>
  </batchItems>
  <summary>
    <successfulRequests>2</successfulRequests>
    <totalRequests>3</totalRequests>
  </summary>
</batchResponse>

JSON Response example

{
  "formatVersion": "0.0.1",
  "batchItems": [
    {
      "statusCode": 200,
      "response": {
        "summary": {
          "query": "lodz",
          "queryType": "NON_NEAR",
          "queryTime": 101,
          "numResults": 1,
          "offset": 0,
          "totalResults": 363,
          "fuzzyLevel": 1
        },
        "results": [
          {
            "type": "Geography",
            "id": "PL/GEO/p0/4455",
            "score": 5.98,
            "info": "search:decarta:ta:616013002038177-PL",
            "address": {
              "municipality": "Lodz",
              "countrySecondarySubdivision": "Łódź",
              "countrySubdivision": "Łódzkie",
              "countryCode": "PL",
              "country": "Poland",
              "countryCodeISO3": "POL",
              "freeformAddress": "Lodz"
            },
            "position": {
              "lat": 51.75905,
              "lon": 19.4586
            }
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "statusCode": 200,
      "response": {
        "summary": {
          "query": "restaurant amsterdam",
          "queryType": "NON_NEAR",
          "queryTime": 186,
          "numResults": 3,
          "offset": 0,
          "totalResults": 3731,
          "fuzzyLevel": 1
        },
        "results": [
          {
            "type": "POI",
            "id": "AU/POI/p0/261806",
            "score": 7.5,
            "info": "search:decarta:ta:036001105620466-AU",
            "poi": {
              "name": "Nieuw Amsterdam",
              "categories": [
                "restaurant"
              ],
              "classifications": [
                {
                  "code": "RESTAURANT",
                  "names": [
                    {
                      "nameLocale": "en-US",
                      "name": "restaurant"
                    }
                  ]
                }
              ]
            },
            "address": {
              "streetNumber": "112",
              "streetName": "Hardware Street",
              "municipalitySubdivision": "Melbourne CBD",
              "municipality": "Melbourne",
              "countrySecondarySubdivision": "Melbourne",
              "countrySubdivision": "Vic",
              "postalCode": "3000",
              "countryCode": "AU",
              "country": "Australia",
              "countryCodeISO3": "AUS",
              "freeformAddress": "Hardware Street 112, Melbourne CBD Melbourne, Vic, 3000"
            },
            "position": {
              "lat": -37.8123,
              "lon": 144.96068
            }
          },
          {
            "type": "POI",
            "id": "BE/POI/p0/61115",
            "score": 7.5,
            "info": "review:decarta:ta:056001000066087-BE",
            "poi": {
              "name": "Borse van Amsterdam",
              "url": "www.borsevanamsterdam.be",
              "categories": [
                "belgian",
                "important tourist attraction",
                "restaurant"
              ],
              "classifications": [
                {
                  "code": "RESTAURANT",
                  "names": [
                    {
                      "nameLocale": "en-US",
                      "name": "belgian"
                    },
                    {
                      "nameLocale": "en-US",
                      "name": "restaurant"
                    }
                  ]
                },
                {
                  "code": "IMPORTANT_TOURIST_ATTRACTION",
                  "names": [
                    {
                      "nameLocale": "en-US",
                      "name": "important tourist attraction"
                    }
                  ]
                }
              ]
            },
            "address": {
              "streetNumber": "26",
              "streetName": "Grote Markt",
              "municipalitySubdivision": "Aalst",
              "municipality": "Aalst",
              "countrySecondarySubdivision": "Oost-Vlaanderen",
              "countryTertiarySubdivision": "Aalst",
              "countrySubdivision": "Vlaams Gewest",
              "postalCode": "9300",
              "countryCode": "BE",
              "country": "Belgium",
              "countryCodeISO3": "BEL",
              "freeformAddress": "Grote Markt 26, 9300 Aalst"
            },
            "position": {
              "lat": 50.93852,
              "lon": 4.03821
            }
          },
          {
            "type": "POI",
            "id": "BG/POI/p0/11627",
            "score": 7.5,
            "info": "search:decarta:ta:100009000014937-BG",
            "poi": {
              "name": "Amsterdam",
              "phone": "+(359)-(87)-8868962",
              "categories": [
                "restaurant"
              ],
              "classifications": [
                {
                  "code": "RESTAURANT",
                  "names": [
                    {
                      "nameLocale": "en-US",
                      "name": "restaurant"
                    }
                  ]
                }
              ]
            },
            "address": {
              "streetNumber": "10",
              "streetName": "улица К. Стоилов",
              "municipalitySubdivision": "Plovdiv",
              "municipality": "Пловдив",
              "countrySecondarySubdivision": "Пловдив",
              "postalCode": "4000",
              "countryCode": "BG",
              "country": "Bulgaria",
              "countryCodeISO3": "BGR",
              "freeformAddress": "улица К. Стоилов 10, 4000 Plovdiv (Пловдив)"
            },
            "position": {
              "lat": 42.14805,
              "lon": 24.7491
            }
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "statusCode": 400,
      "response": {
          "errorText": "Error parsing 'maxFuzzyLevel': 'asd' is not a valid integer",
          "message": "Error parsing 'maxFuzzyLevel': 'asd' is not a valid integer",
          "httpStatusCode": 400
      }
    }
  ],
  "summary": {
    "successfulRequests": 2,
    "totalRequests": 3
  }
}

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Other supported Search API suite responses

For details on a particular supported Search API suite endpoint's response structure, consult the respective API documentation pages available in the supported endpoints section.

Error Response

The error Response content type depends on the outputFormat parameter.

Error Response example (XML)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
  <batchResponse xmlns="http://api.tomtom.com/batch" formatVersion="0.0.1">
    <error description="Validation of batch item 1 failed. Batch response format (XML) does not match content type of batch item query."/>
    <detailedError>
      <code>BadRequest</code>
      <message>Bad Request</message>
      <details>
        <detail>
          <code>MalformedBody</code>
          <message>Validation of batch item 1 failed. Batch response format (XML) does not match content type of batch item query.</message>
          <target>postBody</target>
        </detail>
      </details>
    </detailedError>
  </batchResponse>

Error Response example (JSON)

{
    "formatVersion": "0.0.1",
    "error": {
      "description": "Validation of batch item 1 failed. Batch response format (JSON) does not match content type of batch item query."
    },
    "detailedError": {
      "code": "BadRequest",
      "message": "Bad Request",
      "details": {
        "code": "MalformedBody",
        "message": "Validation of batch item 1 failed. Batch response format (JSON) does not match content type of batch item query",
        "target": "postBody",
      }
    }
  }

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Error Response fields

Primary fields
Field Description
formatVersion
string
Version of the batch error Response format.
error
object
Simplified information about the error.
error{} object
detailedError
object
Detailed information about the error.
detailedError{} object
error{} object
Field Description
description
string
A human-readable description of the error.
It is intended as an aid to developers and is not suitable for exposure to end users.
detailedError{} object
Field Description
code
string
One of the defined error codes.
message
string
A human-readable description of the error code.
It is intended as an aid to developers and is not suitable for exposure to end users.
target
string
Optional.

Target of the particular error.
Values:

  • The name of the Request parameter.
  • postBody
details
array
Optional.

An array of root causes (more detailed errors) that led to this error.
detailedError[] array
innerError
object
Optional.

A higher level of details about this error.
innerError{} object
innerError{} object
Field Description
code
string
One of the defined error codes.
message
string
Optional.

A human-readable representation of the error code.
It is intended as an aid to developers and is not suitable for exposure to end users.
innerError
object
Optional.

A higher level of details about this error.
innerError{} object

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Error code hierarchy

List of predefined, hierarchical, human-readable error codes.

  • Top level codes relate to HTTP error codes.
  • They may be refined by error codes in details or innerError.
  • Further levels of refinement are possible by nesting innerError inside innerError.

In the future, the list may be extended with additional codes.
The application must be ready for the occurrence of an unknown error code (e.g., by stopping error processing at the last understood level of detail).

Error code Description
BadArgument

One of the request parameters was missing or did not pass validation.
The target field contains the name of the related parameter.

Possible inner errors:

  • MissingRequiredParameter
  • InvalidParameterValue
  • IllegalParameter
BadRequest

Top level code for Requests which ended with HTTP 400 Bad Request.

Possible root causes:

  • BadArgument
  • MalformedBody
BatchRequestTimeout Top level code for Requests which ended with HTTP 408 Request Timeout.
Calculating batch takes too long to complete using sync mode. Please recalculate using async mode.
IllegalParameter Unsupported request parameter was specified.
InvalidParameterValue The value of one of the parameters is invalid.
InternalServerError Top level code for Requests which ended with HTTP 500 Internal Server Error.
The service cannot handle the request right now, an unexpected condition was encountered.
MalformedBody POST body has unexpected format.
MissingRequiredParameter One of the required parameters was not provided.
NotFound Top level code for Requests which ended with HTTP 404 Not Found caused by providing incorrect Request path.
ServiceUnavailable Top level code for Requests which ended with HTTP 503 Service Unavailable.
The service cannot handle the request right now, this is certainly a temporary state.

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