GET lookup/id/:id

Find the species and database for a single identifier e.g. gene, transcript, protein

Parameters

Required

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultExample Values
id String An Ensembl stable ID - ENSG00000157764

Optional

NameTypeDescriptionDefaultExample Values
callback String Name of the callback subroutine to be returned by the requested JSONP response. Required ONLY when using JSONP as the serialisation method. Please see the user guide. - randomlygeneratedname
db_type String Restrict the search to a database other than the default. Useful if you need to use a DB other than core - core
otherfeatures
expand Boolean(0,1) Expands the search to include any connected features. e.g. If the object is a gene, its transcripts, translations and exons will be returned as well. 0 -
format Enum(full,condensed) Specify the formats to emit from this endpoint full -
phenotypes Boolean(0,1) Include phenotypes. Only available for gene objects. 0 -
species String Species name/alias - homo_sapiens
human
utr Boolean(0,1) Include 5' and 3' UTR features. Only available if the expand option is used. 0 -

Example Requests

/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?content-type=application/json;expand=1


use strict;
use warnings;

use HTTP::Tiny;

my $http = HTTP::Tiny->new();

my $server = 'http://rest.ensembl.org';
my $ext = '/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1';
my $response = $http->get($server.$ext, {
  headers => { 'Content-type' => 'application/json' }
});

die "Failed!\n" unless $response->{success};


use JSON;
use Data::Dumper;
if(length $response->{content}) {
  my $hash = decode_json($response->{content});
  local $Data::Dumper::Terse = 1;
  local $Data::Dumper::Indent = 1;
  print Dumper $hash;
  print "\n";
}

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "application/json"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()

decoded = r.json()
print repr(decoded)

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "application/json"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()

decoded = r.json()
print(repr(decoded))

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

server='http://rest.ensembl.org'
path = '/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1'

url = URI.parse(server)
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(path, {'Content-Type' => 'application/json'})

response = http.request(request)

if response.code != "200"
  puts "Invalid response: #{response.code}"
  puts response.body
  exit
end


require 'rubygems'
require 'json'
require 'yaml'

result = JSON.parse(response.body)
puts YAML::dump(result)

import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLConnection;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.Reader;


public class EnsemblRest {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    String server = "http://rest.ensembl.org";
    String ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1";
    URL url = new URL(server + ext);

    URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
    HttpURLConnection httpConnection = (HttpURLConnection)connection;
    
    httpConnection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
    

    InputStream response = connection.getInputStream();
    int responseCode = httpConnection.getResponseCode();

    if(responseCode != 200) {
      throw new RuntimeException("Response code was not 200. Detected response was "+responseCode);
    }

    String output;
    Reader reader = null;
    try {
      reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response, "UTF-8"));
      StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
      char[] buffer = new char[8192];
      int read;
      while ((read = reader.read(buffer, 0, buffer.length)) > 0) {
        builder.append(buffer, 0, read);
      }
      output = builder.toString();
    } 
    finally {
        if (reader != null) try {
          reader.close(); 
        } catch (IOException logOrIgnore) {
          logOrIgnore.printStackTrace();
        }
    }

    System.out.println(output);
  }
}

library(httr)
library(jsonlite)
library(xml2)

server <- "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext <- "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1"

r <- GET(paste(server, ext, sep = ""), content_type("application/json"))

stop_for_status(r)

# use this if you get a simple nested list back, otherwise inspect its structure
# head(data.frame(t(sapply(content(r),c))))
head(fromJSON(toJSON(content(r))))


curl 'http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1' -H 'Content-type:application/json'

wget -q --header='Content-type:application/json' 'http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?expand=1'  -O -

/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?content-type=application/json


use strict;
use warnings;

use HTTP::Tiny;

my $http = HTTP::Tiny->new();

my $server = 'http://rest.ensembl.org';
my $ext = '/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?';
my $response = $http->get($server.$ext, {
  headers => { 'Content-type' => 'application/json' }
});

die "Failed!\n" unless $response->{success};


use JSON;
use Data::Dumper;
if(length $response->{content}) {
  my $hash = decode_json($response->{content});
  local $Data::Dumper::Terse = 1;
  local $Data::Dumper::Indent = 1;
  print Dumper $hash;
  print "\n";
}

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "application/json"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()

decoded = r.json()
print repr(decoded)

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "application/json"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()

decoded = r.json()
print(repr(decoded))

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

server='http://rest.ensembl.org'
path = '/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?'

url = URI.parse(server)
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(path, {'Content-Type' => 'application/json'})

response = http.request(request)

if response.code != "200"
  puts "Invalid response: #{response.code}"
  puts response.body
  exit
end


require 'rubygems'
require 'json'
require 'yaml'

result = JSON.parse(response.body)
puts YAML::dump(result)

import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLConnection;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.Reader;


public class EnsemblRest {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    String server = "http://rest.ensembl.org";
    String ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?";
    URL url = new URL(server + ext);

    URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
    HttpURLConnection httpConnection = (HttpURLConnection)connection;
    
    httpConnection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
    

    InputStream response = connection.getInputStream();
    int responseCode = httpConnection.getResponseCode();

    if(responseCode != 200) {
      throw new RuntimeException("Response code was not 200. Detected response was "+responseCode);
    }

    String output;
    Reader reader = null;
    try {
      reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response, "UTF-8"));
      StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
      char[] buffer = new char[8192];
      int read;
      while ((read = reader.read(buffer, 0, buffer.length)) > 0) {
        builder.append(buffer, 0, read);
      }
      output = builder.toString();
    } 
    finally {
        if (reader != null) try {
          reader.close(); 
        } catch (IOException logOrIgnore) {
          logOrIgnore.printStackTrace();
        }
    }

    System.out.println(output);
  }
}

library(httr)
library(jsonlite)
library(xml2)

server <- "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext <- "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?"

r <- GET(paste(server, ext, sep = ""), content_type("application/json"))

stop_for_status(r)

# use this if you get a simple nested list back, otherwise inspect its structure
# head(data.frame(t(sapply(content(r),c))))
head(fromJSON(toJSON(content(r))))


curl 'http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?' -H 'Content-type:application/json'

wget -q --header='Content-type:application/json' 'http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?'  -O -

/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?content-type=text/xml;format=condensed;db_type=core


use strict;
use warnings;

use HTTP::Tiny;

my $http = HTTP::Tiny->new();

my $server = 'http://rest.ensembl.org';
my $ext = '/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core';
my $response = $http->get($server.$ext, {
  headers => { 'Content-type' => 'text/xml' }
});

die "Failed!\n" unless $response->{success};


print "$response->{status} $response->{reason}\n";

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "text/xml"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()


print r.text

import requests, sys

server = "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core"

r = requests.get(server+ext, headers={ "Content-Type" : "text/xml"})

if not r.ok:
  r.raise_for_status()
  sys.exit()


print r.text

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

server='http://rest.ensembl.org'
path = '/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core'

url = URI.parse(server)
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(path, {'Content-Type' => 'text/xml'})

response = http.request(request)

if response.code != "200"
  puts "Invalid response: #{response.code}"
  puts response.body
  exit
end


puts response.body

import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLConnection;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.Reader;


public class EnsemblRest {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    String server = "http://rest.ensembl.org";
    String ext = "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core";
    URL url = new URL(server + ext);

    URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
    HttpURLConnection httpConnection = (HttpURLConnection)connection;
    
    httpConnection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "text/xml");
    

    InputStream response = connection.getInputStream();
    int responseCode = httpConnection.getResponseCode();

    if(responseCode != 200) {
      throw new RuntimeException("Response code was not 200. Detected response was "+responseCode);
    }

    String output;
    Reader reader = null;
    try {
      reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response, "UTF-8"));
      StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
      char[] buffer = new char[8192];
      int read;
      while ((read = reader.read(buffer, 0, buffer.length)) > 0) {
        builder.append(buffer, 0, read);
      }
      output = builder.toString();
    } 
    finally {
        if (reader != null) try {
          reader.close(); 
        } catch (IOException logOrIgnore) {
          logOrIgnore.printStackTrace();
        }
    }

    System.out.println(output);
  }
}

library(httr)
library(jsonlite)
library(xml2)

server <- "http://rest.ensembl.org"
ext <- "/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core"

r <- GET(paste(server, ext, sep = ""), content_type("text/xml"))

stop_for_status(r)


print(content(r))


curl 'http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core' -H 'Content-type:text/xml'

wget -q --header='Content-type:text/xml' 'http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000157764?format=condensed;db_type=core'  -O -

Resource Information

MethodsGET
Response formatsjson
xml
jsonp