The following parameters are required for each script that interrogates the datastore:

  • A valid query string as recognized by the datastore.
    See the Using the Query Language for details of the syntax of datastore queries.
  • A valid user name and password.
    If you do not supply the correct credentials, the query fails.


    Unless you are using https, user names and passwords that are sent from a script are transmitted unencrypted.

  • The CSV API accepts an optional Boolean parameter enabling you to specify whether column headings are to be returned with CSV data. This parameter is ignored by the XML API.
    • To specify that headings are returned, use headings=1, the default.
    • To specify that headings are not returned, use headings=0.
      For example:


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