#1 Posted by ggkilmon (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I am working on parsing the character resource.  To do that effectively, I am searching for some example characters that have the particular attribute i am trying to parse.  I chose Spider-Man as an example, as that charcter has a lot of information associated with it. 
 
When I try this url: http://api.comicvine.com/character/1443/?api_key=... , I receive a 500 Internal Server Error.  Is this caused by the shear amount of information trying to be returned, or does it have something to do with having story_arc_credits (the field i am trying to parse)?
#2 Posted by aslambilal (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello ggkilmon
 
Sorry about the late reply, i don't come around here very much lately, i've been busy with stupid LSAT stuff.
I believe you are correct in assuming there is too much information being returned because when i goto this url  

http://api.comicvine.com/character/1443/?api_key=(API)&format=xml&field_list=story_arc_credits

It works perfectly fine.
I remember for my own purposes i did not need all the fields that are supplied, so you could say something like

http://api.comicvine.com/character/1443/?api_key=(API)&format=xml&field_list=story_arc_credits,name,aliases,real_name 

And use only the fields you are going to need. However if you do need all the fields, i'd suggest using 2 separate queries each with 1/2 the info or so to grab all the characters reliably.
 
Let me know if this works for you :)