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fred/source

Description

Get a source of economic data.

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/source?source_id=1&api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456

Response

<sources realtime_start="2013-08-13" realtime_end="2013-08-13">
<source id="1" realtime_start="2013-08-13" realtime_end="2013-08-13" name="Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System" link="http://www.federalreserve.gov/"/>
</sources>

The source tag's link and notes attributes are optional.

JSON

Request (HTTPS GET)

https://api.stlouisfed.org/fred/source?source_id=1&api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456&file_type=json

Response

{
    "realtime_start": "2013-08-14",
    "realtime_end": "2013-08-14",
    "sources": [
        {
            "id": 1,
            "realtime_start": "2013-08-14",
            "realtime_end": "2013-08-14",
            "name": "Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System",
            "link": "http://www.federalreserve.gov/"
        }
    ]
}

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.

source_id

The id for a source.

  • 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

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