API request of DHS Info

dhs_info(
  infoType = NULL,
  f = NULL,
  returnFields = NULL,
  perPage = NULL,
  page = NULL,
  client = NULL,
  force = FALSE,
  all_results = TRUE
)

Arguments

infoType

Specify a type of info to obtain the information requested. Default is version. `infoType="version"`` (default) Provides the version of the API. Example: https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/info?infoType=version `infoType="citation"` Provides the citation for the API to include with your application or data. Example: https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/info?infoType=citation

f

You can specify the format of the data returned from the query as HTML, JSON, PJSON, geoJSON, JSONP, XML or CSV. The default data format is JSON.

returnFields

Specify a list of attributes to be returned.

perPage

Specify the number of results to be returned per page. By default the API will return 100 results.

page

Allows specifying a page number to obtain for the API request. By default the API will return page 1.

client

If the API request should be cached, then provide a client object created by client_dhs

force

Should we force fetching the API results, and ignore any cached results we have. Default = FALSE

all_results

Boolean for if all results should be returned. If FALSE then the specified page only will be returned. Default = TRUE.

Value

Returns a data.table of 2 (or less if returnFields is provided) fields describing the type of information that was requested and a value corresponding to the information requested. https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/info/fields

Examples


if (FALSE) {
# The main use for the info API  will be to confirm the version of the API
# being used to providing the most current citation for the data.

dat <- dhs_info(infoType="version")

# A complete list of examples for how each argument to the info API
# endpoint can be provided is given below, which is a copy of each of
# the examples listed in the API at:

# https://api.dhsprogram.com/#/api-info.cfm


dat <- dhs_info(infoType="version",all_results=FALSE)
dat <- dhs_info(infoType="citation",all_results=FALSE)
dat <- dhs_info(f="html",all_results=FALSE)
}