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Retrieve data using wildcard characters

A wildcard character is a special character that represents one or more other characters.

  • % matches any sequence of zero of more characters or numbers.
  • _ matches any single character or number.

To retrive data using the % character:

The following will return data for the appointment_have indicator for any countries whose name starts with United on 20210307:

https://covidmap.umd.edu/api/resources?indicator=appointment_have&type=daily&country=United%&date=20210307

{"data":
 [
	{"pct_appointment_have": 0.084841},
    {"appointment_have_se": 0.031799},
    {"pct_appointment_have_unw": 0.131579},
    {"appointment_have_se_unw": 0.026213},
    {"sample_size": 114.0},
    {"country": "United Arab Emirates"},
    {"iso_code": "ARE"},
    {"gid_0": "ARE"},
    {"survey_date": "20210307"},
        
    {"pct_appointment_have": 0.109083},
    {"appointment_have_se": 0.008475},
    {"pct_appointment_have_unw": 0.107623},
    {"appointment_have_se_unw": 0.008526},
    {"sample_size": 1338.0},
    {"country": "United Kingdom"},
    {"iso_code": "GBR"},
    {"gid_0": "GBR"},
    {"survey_date": "20210307"},
 ], "status":"success"
}

To retrive data using the _ character:

The following will return all the dates for survey responses for any countries with a six-character name where the first three characters are g, r, e and the last two characters are c, e.

https://covidmap.umd.edu/api/datesavail?country=gre_ce

{"data": 
 [
    {
        "country": "Greece",
        "survey_date": "20200423"
    },
    {
        "country": "Greece",
        "survey_date": "20200424"
    },
    ...
    {
        "country": "Greece",
        "survey_date": "20200425"
    },
    ...
 ]
    "status": "success"
}