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Search for shows returns an array of null

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When querying the search api for shows I am getting a successful response but items is returned as an array of null.

Here's my request:

 

url: "https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=masters&type=show",
method: "get",
headers: {
Authorization: "Bearer " + token,
Accept: "application/json",
"Content-Type": "application/json",
},

 

 

This is what I get back: 

 

{ href:
'https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?query=masters&type=show&offset=0&limit=20',
items:
[ null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null,
null ],
limit: 20,
next:
'https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?query=masters&type=show&offset=20&limit=20',
offset: 0,
previous: null,
total: 5783 }

 

 

Any ideas?!
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Re: Search for shows returns an array of null

Spotify
Spotify

Hi Jonny. Are you using the client credentials flow to obtain an authorization token? If so, then you might want to try including the market URL parameter: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/web-api/reference/search/search/

Re: Search for shows returns an array of null

Gig Goer

I've noticed this also, however in the documentation for other endpoints for Shows e.g. Get a Show's Episodes. It mentions that If neither market or user country are provided, the content is considered unavailable for the client. I've noticed if you do provide a "market" e.g. "GB" you don't get this list of nulls when doing Search for an Item.

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Re: Search for shows returns an array of null

Casual Listener

This suggestion of adding market query parameter fixed problem in my case.

 

Previous non-working query

REQUEST

https://api.spotify.com/v1/shows/2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA

RESPONSE

{
    "error": {
        "status": 404,
        "message": "non existing id"
    }
}

Working query

 

REQUEST

GET https://api.spotify.com/v1/shows/2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA?market=FI

 RESPONSE

{
    "available_markets": [
        // Cut out
    ],
    "copyrights": [],
    "description": "The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook is a podcast featuring a series of in-depth, one-on-one conversations between game makers. Each episode is hosted by a fellow game maker and provides a thoughtful, intimate perspective on the business and craft of interactive entertainment that will explore the tenants of D.I.C.E.; Design, Innovate, Communicate, and Entertain.",
    "episodes": {
        "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/shows/2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA/episodes?offset=0&limit=50&market=FI",
        "items": [
            // Cut out episodes...

            {
                "audio_preview_url": "https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/b6b67e9c7661eee91417af60ba55c0320f6d68a0",
                "description": "Siobhan Reddy (LittleBigPlanet) sits down with Ted to talk about the upcoming game Dreams, the importance of community support, user-generated content, and the \"glitter and doom\" that comes with being a game developer. Reddy is the co-founder and studio director of Media Molecule. The studio is best known for their title LittleBigPlanet. For news and info on the AIAS, follow us on Twitter @Official_AIAS, Facebook or visit us at interactive.org. Email us at *snip*.",
                "duration_ms": 3514944,
                "explicit": false,
                "external_urls": {
                    "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/episode/36SMkU9lPQUq85NQQBWET7"
                },
                "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/36SMkU9lPQUq85NQQBWET7",
                "id": "36SMkU9lPQUq85NQQBWET7",
                "images": [
                    {
                        "height": 640,
                        "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/50a1d65377814fea4446a51f05c2a29d5231dbbe",
                        "width": 640
                    },
                    {
                        "height": 300,
                        "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/e599b62b786ed24e455ecad8a454832ba03886b1",
                        "width": 300
                    },
                    {
                        "height": 64,
                        "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/529732d4cc66f8bfd164169d7200eb17b08242dc",
                        "width": 64
                    }
                ],
                "is_externally_hosted": false,
                "is_playable": true,
                "language": "en",
                "languages": [
                    "en"
                ],
                "name": "Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy",
                "release_date": "2018-07-03",
                "release_date_precision": "day",
                "type": "episode",
                "uri": "spotify:episode:36SMkU9lPQUq85NQQBWET7"
            }
        ],
        "limit": 50,
        "next": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/shows/2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA/episodes?offset=50&limit=50&market=FI",
        "offset": 0,
        "previous": null,
        "total": 63
    },
    "explicit": false,
    "external_urls": {
        "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/show/2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA"
    },
    "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/shows/2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA",
    "id": "2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA",
    "images": [
        {
            "height": 640,
            "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/d8654ac47ca21c03372a05a62c31ffcc52019e71",
            "width": 640
        },
        {
            "height": 300,
            "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/016737ee1188f0eb34284e0b86761f52c097b0fc",
            "width": 300
        },
        {
            "height": 64,
            "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/92b4b89483a4463f124db85fe4874caae814c81c",
            "width": 64
        }
    ],
    "is_externally_hosted": false,
    "languages": [
        "en"
    ],
    "media_type": "audio",
    "name": "The AIAS Game Maker's Notebook",
    "publisher": "The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences",
    "total_episodes": 63,
    "type": "show",
    "uri": "spotify:show:2yB9jTRog4XGCKG5bpNZUA"
}
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