service_document {dataverse}R Documentation

SWORD Service Document


Obtain a SWORD service document.


  key = Sys.getenv("DATAVERSE_KEY"),
  server = Sys.getenv("DATAVERSE_SERVER"),



A character string specifying a Dataverse server API key. If one is not specified, functions calling authenticated API endpoints will fail. Keys can be specified atomically or globally using Sys.setenv("DATAVERSE_KEY" = "examplekey").


A character string specifying a Dataverse server. Multiple Dataverse installations exist, with "" being the most major. The server can be defined each time within a function, or it can be set as a default via an environment variable. To set a default, run Sys.setenv("DATAVERSE_SERVER" = "") or add ⁠DATAVERSE_SERVER = "⁠ in one's .Renviron file (usethis::edit_r_environ()), with the appropriate domain as its value.


Additional arguments passed to an HTTP request function, such as GET, POST, or DELETE.


This function can be used to check authentication against the Dataverse SWORD server. It is typically a first step when creating a new Dataverse, a new Dataset, or modifying an existing Dataverse or Dataset.


A list of class “sword_service_document”, possibly with one or more “sword_collection” entries. The latter are SWORD representations of a Dataverse. These can be passed to other SWORD API functions, e.g., for creating a new dataset.

See Also

Managing a Dataverse: publish_dataverse; Managing a dataset: dataset_atom, list_datasets, create_dataset, delete_dataset, publish_dataset; Managing files within a dataset: add_file, delete_file


## Not run: 
# retrieve your service document
d <- service_document()

# list available datasets in first dataverse

## End(Not run)

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