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Question: biomaRt getBM error
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6 months ago by
array chip350
array chip350 wrote:

Hi, I am getting this error today. It worked just last week. can anyone suggest what's going on?

> library(biomaRt)

> ensembl=useMart("ensembl")
> ensembl = useDataset("hsapiens_gene_ensembl",mart=ensembl)

> getBM(attributes=c('hgnc_symbol', 'ensembl_gene_id', 'entrezgene','description'), 
  filters = 'ensembl_gene_id', values="ENSG00000172350", mart = ensembl)

Error in getBM(attributes = c("hgnc_symbol", "ensembl_gene_id", "entrezgene",  : 
  The query to the BioMart webservice returned an invalid result: biomaRt expected a character string of length 1. Please report this to the mailing list.

 

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.4.4 (2018-03-15)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows 7 x64 (build 7601) Service Pack 1

Matrix products: default

locale:
[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252    LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                           LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] parallel  stats4    stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
 [1] xml2_1.2.0                 biomaRt_2.34.2             DESeq2_1.18.1              SummarizedExperiment_1.8.1
 [5] DelayedArray_0.4.1         matrixStats_0.53.1         Biobase_2.38.0             GenomicRanges_1.30.3      
 [9] GenomeInfoDb_1.14.0        IRanges_2.12.0             S4Vectors_0.16.0           BiocGenerics_0.24.0       

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 [1] Rcpp_0.12.16           locfit_1.5-9.1         lattice_0.20-35        prettyunits_1.0.2      assertthat_0.2.0      
 [6] digest_0.6.15          R6_2.2.2               plyr_1.8.4             backports_1.1.2        acepack_1.4.1         
[11] RSQLite_2.1.0          httr_1.3.1             ggplot2_2.2.1          pillar_1.2.1           zlibbioc_1.24.0       
[16] rlang_0.2.0            progress_1.1.2         curl_3.2               lazyeval_0.2.1         rstudioapi_0.7        
[21] data.table_1.10.4-3    annotate_1.56.2        blob_1.1.1             rpart_4.1-13           Matrix_1.2-14         
[26] checkmate_1.8.5        splines_3.4.4          BiocParallel_1.12.0    geneplotter_1.56.0     stringr_1.3.0         
[31] foreign_0.8-69         htmlwidgets_1.0        RCurl_1.95-4.10        bit_1.1-12             munsell_0.4.3         
[36] compiler_3.4.4         base64enc_0.1-3        htmltools_0.3.6        nnet_7.3-12            tibble_1.4.2          
[41] gridExtra_2.3          htmlTable_1.11.2       GenomeInfoDbData_1.0.0 Hmisc_4.1-1            XML_3.98-1.10         
[46] bitops_1.0-6           grid_3.4.4             xtable_1.8-2           gtable_0.2.0           DBI_0.8               
[51] magrittr_1.5           scales_0.5.0           stringi_1.1.7          XVector_0.18.0         genefilter_1.60.0     
[56] latticeExtra_0.6-28    Formula_1.2-2          RColorBrewer_1.1-2     tools_3.4.4            bit64_0.9-7           
[61] survival_2.42-3        AnnotationDbi_1.40.0   colorspace_1.3-2       cluster_2.0.7-1        memoise_1.1.0         
[66] knitr_1.20 

Thank you!

 

ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 months ago • written 6 months ago by array chip350
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gravatar for Mike Smith
6 months ago by
Mike Smith3.1k
EMBL Heidelberg / de.NBI
Mike Smith3.1k wrote:

If you are in the United States then it seems that the local mirror is currently down, which may be why your query is failing (you can check by visiting http://uswest.ensembl.org)

You can try to force accessing the main site by using

ensembl = useMart(biomart = "ensembl", 
                  host = "www.ensembl.org", 
                  ensemblRedirect = FALSE)

ensembl = useDataset("hsapiens_gene_ensembl",
                     mart=ensembl)
ADD COMMENTlink written 6 months ago by Mike Smith3.1k
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gravatar for array chip
6 months ago by
array chip350
array chip350 wrote:

Thanks Mike. Yes it worked with your code!

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