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API Location, separating out information

Posted on 2016-07-24
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Hi All, I have recently learnt a little about APIs and how awesome they are (using a currency API)

Now I would like to use a GeoLocation API - IPInfoDB

API Link: http://api.ipinfodb.com/v3/ip-country/?key=ACCESSKEY&ip=IPADDRESS

API Output
OK;;74.125.45.100;US;United States

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This is what I got so far (copying from the Currency API):
Dim oXMLHTTPLoc

Set oXMLHTTPLoc=CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

LocationAPI="http://api.ipinfodb.com/v3/ip-country/?key=ACCESSKEY&ip="&Request.ServerVariables("REMOTE_ADDR")

oXMLHTTPLoc.Open "POST",LocationAPI, False
oXMLHTTPLoc.Send

If oXMLHTTPLoc.Status = 200 Then
    GetTextFromUrl3 = oXMLHTTPLoc.responseText
    Arr1 = Split(GetTextFromUrl3, "OK")
    Arr2 = Split(Arr1(1), ";")
    Arr3 = Split(Arr2(1), " ")
    CountryLoc=Arr3(0)
End If
  
Response.Write("GetTextFromUrl = "&GetTextFromUrl3&"<br><br>Location = "&CountryLoc)

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The End result that all I would like is: the 2 letter country Code
eg:
AU
US
GB
etc

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:Graeme
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Ryan Chong earned 500 total points
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hi you can try customize this:
<%


Dim oXMLHTTPLoc

Set oXMLHTTPLoc=CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

LocationAPI="http://api.ipinfodb.com/v3/ip-country/?key=ACCESSKEY&ip="&Request.ServerVariables("REMOTE_ADDR")

oXMLHTTPLoc.Open "POST",LocationAPI, False
oXMLHTTPLoc.Send

If oXMLHTTPLoc.Status = 200 Then
    GetTextFromUrl3 = oXMLHTTPLoc.responseText
    
    if ucase(left(GetTextFromUrl3, 2)) = "OK" then
        CountryLoc=Split(GetTextFromUrl3,";")(3)
    end if
End If
  
Response.Write("GetTextFromUrl = "&GetTextFromUrl3&"<br><br>Location = "&CountryLoc)


%>

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by:Graeme
ID: 41728870
Hi Ryan, just used your code (replaced ACCESSKEY) - not showing any values thou....

GetTextFromUrl =

Location =
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by:Ryan Chong
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hi similarly, can you do a response out for oXMLHTTPLoc.responseText and post it here?
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by:Graeme
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Response.Write(oXMLHTTPLoc.responseText)

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403 Forbidden

nginx

No idea what nginx is, possibly part of the API
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by:Ryan Chong
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it means the request to the API seems invalid.

can you see what's the value of LocationAPI, and copy and paste it into your browser, see if got any error there?
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by:Graeme
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That works fine:

OK;;203.161.69.136;AU;Australia
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by:Ryan Chong
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what if you change:

oXMLHTTPLoc.Open "POST",LocationAPI, False
to:
oXMLHTTPLoc.Open "GET",LocationAPI, False
?
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by:Graeme
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Bingo! works a dream! thanks mate! :)
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by:Ryan Chong
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cool man, this seems easier than your another question but at least you got one more issue resolved! cheers
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by:Graeme
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haha yeah totally! definately some curly questions! :)
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