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fred/release/tags

Description

Get the FRED tags for a release. Optionally, filter results by tag name, tag group, or search. Series are assigned tags and releases. Indirectly through series, it is possible to get the tags for a release. See the related request fred/release/related_tags.

Examples

This request can return either XML or JSON by setting the file_type parameter to xml or json. Note that the default value of file_type is xml. The API key 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456' is for demonstration purposes only. Use a registered API key instead.

XML

Request (HTTPS GET)

https://api.stlouisfed.org/fred/release/tags?release_id=86&api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456

Response

<tags realtime_start="2013-08-14" realtime_end="2013-08-14" order_by="series_count" sort_order="desc" count="13" offset="0" limit="1000">
<tag name="commercial paper" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-03-19 10:40:59-05" popularity="55" series_count="18"/>
<tag name="frb" group_id="src" notes="Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="90" series_count="18"/>
<tag name="nation" group_id="geot" notes="Country Level" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="100" series_count="18"/>
<tag name="usa" group_id="geo" notes="United States of America" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="100" series_count="18"/>
<tag name="weekly" group_id="freq" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="82" series_count="18"/>
<tag name="nsa" group_id="seas" notes="Not seasonally adjusted" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="96" series_count="9"/>
<tag name="sa" group_id="seas" notes="Seasonally adjusted" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="94" series_count="9"/>
<tag name="financial" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="70" series_count="6"/>
<tag name="nonfinancial" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="63" series_count="6"/>
<tag name="domestic" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="69" series_count="4"/>
<tag name="foreign" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="58" series_count="4"/>
<tag name="asset-backed" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="43" series_count="2"/>
<tag name="companies" group_id="gen" notes="" created="2012-02-27 10:18:19-06" popularity="49" series_count="1"/>
</tags>

JSON

Request (HTTPS GET)

https://api.stlouisfed.org/fred/release/tags?release_id=86&api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456&file_type=json

Response

{
    "realtime_start": "2013-08-14",
    "realtime_end": "2013-08-14",
    "order_by": "series_count",
    "sort_order": "desc",
    "count": 13,
    "offset": 0,
    "limit": 1000,
    "tags": [
        {
            "name": "commercial paper",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-03-19 10:40:59-05",
            "popularity": 55,
            "series_count": 18
        },
        {
            "name": "frb",
            "group_id": "src",
            "notes": "Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 90,
            "series_count": 18
        },
        {
            "name": "nation",
            "group_id": "geot",
            "notes": "Country Level",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 100,
            "series_count": 18
        },
        {
            "name": "usa",
            "group_id": "geo",
            "notes": "United States of America",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 100,
            "series_count": 18
        },
        {
            "name": "weekly",
            "group_id": "freq",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 82,
            "series_count": 18
        },
        {
            "name": "nsa",
            "group_id": "seas",
            "notes": "Not seasonally adjusted",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 96,
            "series_count": 9
        },
        {
            "name": "sa",
            "group_id": "seas",
            "notes": "Seasonally adjusted",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 94,
            "series_count": 9
        },
        {
            "name": "financial",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 70,
            "series_count": 6
        },
        {
            "name": "nonfinancial",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 63,
            "series_count": 6
        },
        {
            "name": "domestic",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 69,
            "series_count": 4
        },
        {
            "name": "foreign",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 58,
            "series_count": 4
        },
        {
            "name": "asset-backed",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 43,
            "series_count": 2
        },
        {
            "name": "companies",
            "group_id": "gen",
            "notes": "",
            "created": "2012-02-27 10:18:19-06",
            "popularity": 49,
            "series_count": 1
        }
    ]
}

Parameters

api_key

Read API Keys for more information.

  • 32 character alpha-numeric lowercase string, required

file_type

A key or file extension that indicates the type of file to send.

  • string, optional, default: xml
  • One of the following values: 'xml', 'json'

    xml = Extensible Markup Language. The HTTP Content-Type is text/xml.
    json = JavaScript Object Notation. The HTTP Content-Type is application/json.

release_id

The id for a release.

  • integer, required

realtime_start

The start of the real-time period. For more information, see Real-Time Periods.

  • YYYY-MM-DD formatted string, optional, default: today's date

realtime_end

The end of the real-time period. For more information, see Real-Time Periods.

  • YYYY-MM-DD formatted string, optional, default: today's date

tag_names

A semicolon delimited list of tag names to only include in the response. See the related request fred/release/related_tags.

  • String, optional, no filtering by tag names by default
  • Example value: 'gnp;quarterly'. This value filters results to only include tags 'gnp' and 'quarterly'.

tag_group_id

A tag group id to filter tags by type.

  • String, optional, no filtering by tag group by default.
  • One of the following: 'freq', 'gen', 'geo', 'geot', 'rls', 'seas', 'src'.

    freq = Frequency
    gen = General or Concept
    geo = Geography
    geot = Geography Type
    rls = Release
    seas = Seasonal Adjustment
    src = Source

search_text

The words to find matching tags with.

  • String, optional, no filtering by search words by default.

limit

The maximum number of results to return.

  • integer between 1 and 1000, optional, default: 1000

offset

  • non-negative integer, optional, default: 0

order_by

Order results by values of the specified attribute.

  • One of the following strings: 'series_count', 'popularity', 'created', 'name', 'group_id'.
  • optional, default: series_count

sort_order

Sort results is ascending or descending order for attribute values specified by order_by.

  • One of the following strings: 'asc', 'desc'.
  • optional, default: asc

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