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Anything that happens during a run of DOTS Demographics Plus that causes it to be unable to finish its normal processing is an error. If an error occurs, something similar to the following will result instead of the normal/typical output: 

Example:



*Error!*

  <Type>Authorization</Type>
  <TypeCode>1</TypeCode>
  <Desc>Your license key does not work on this service.</Desc>
  <DescCode>8</DescCode>


There are four error types described below.

Error Types


Type

Type Code

Billable

Standard Across All Gen2 Web Services

Authorization

1

No

Yes

User Input

2

Yes

No

Service Objects Fatal

3

No

Yes

Domain Specific

4

Yes

No

Error type 1: Authorization


Theses are standard to all Generation 2 DOTS Web Services.

DescCode

Desc

0

Unknown authorization error.

1

Please provide a valid license key for this web service.

2

The daily allowable number of transactions for this license key has been exceeded.

3

The monthly allowable number of transactions for this license key has been exceeded.

4

The total allowable number of transactions for this license key has been exceeded.

5

There are not enough transactions available. Check your daily/monthly transaction limits.

6

This license key has not yet been activated.

7

This license key has expired.

8

Your license key does not work on this service.

Error type 2: User Input


User Input errors are caused when a user inputs an invalid value or fails to provide a certain input field altogether. If a developer creates a request and mistypes a parameter name, it will probably cause a User Input Error.

DescCode

Desc

1

You must input a license key in the LicenseKey field.

2

You must input an address in the Address field.

3

You must input either a city and state or a postal code.

Error type 3: Service Objects Fatal


The Desc will always be the same and the DescCode has no meaning. This is standard to all Generation 2 DOTS Web Services. This is a rare error that signals either a bug in the DOTS Demographics Plus service, or a Network/Connectivity issue.

DescCode

Desc

1

Unhandled error. Please contact Service Objects

Error type 4: Domain Specific


Domain specific errors represent the common errors seen in Service Objects services. Domain Specific errors indicate that the service completed successfully but the result is not good.

DescCode

Desc

1

Demographics not available for this address.

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