Bugs in the API

Avatar image for mock1
Mock1

6

Forum Posts

6277

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

What are the odds that anyone from ComicVine even looks at this forum any more?

I have been consuming the API, and finding a lot of issues. Ranging from bad documentation (field names are not as documented, some are even misspelled - "count_of_isssue_appearances"), undocumented items (like series.episodes), to values always returning 0 (despite the CV UI showing a value, like team/story_arc.count_of_isssue_appearances), to blatantly wrong information being returned (movie.release_date returns the value for movie.date_updated).

Or that /search with story_arc as an entity returns zero results. It returns a number of found results, just no results.

I can adapt around bad documentation, just frustrating; but I can't work around bad data being returned. Movie.release_date is a major issue; not only is it the only way to tell some movies apart (like the two "Fantastic Four" movies), but it's giving a value that is just wrong. It took me a while to even realize this, as I assumed the info returned was correct. Now I check all the info returned by the API for each entity to understand what is reliable.

Is anyone actively caring about the API at this point? I can provide a list of issues I have found.

I feel like I am using this API about 3 years too late...

Avatar image for mock1
Mock1

6

Forum Posts

6277

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Ok, so new fun things:

  • Power
    • It does not respect the fields_list; it always returns the list of characters; which makes the response unmanageable
  • Volume
    • All relationship names are wrong in the documentation
      • characters instead of character_credits, etc.
    • Objects just returns Characters instead....