having multiple results for the a city forecast

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I am having multiple city name , for example stuttgart germany
api responses the results with city details instead of forecast
how can I select the current city ?
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Photo of GEOSoft


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Probably an error in the api call. Post your call and then people can see what is wrong.
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I know what the issue is. We have 2 WMO id's for that city. I'll talk to our database developer about it. In the meantime, when you get a search like that and need to specify, use the "zmw" field in the city data to make a URL request like this:


That will get you to a single location when you get ambiguous results.
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I am running into the same thing for alerts/conditions/q/Germany/Koeln.json
I get two results as city information and then have to make another API call using the zmw.
For my purposes I would be content to only ever get the first result (with actual alerts/conditions data).
Is there something I can add to the query string to tell it to "just pick the first one" ?
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There isn't anything you could add to the string to pick the first one. You could do it on your end, but that would require an additional call after you made the first one.

On the other hand, if you do the call by lat / long instead, we'd always use the closest available station and there wouldn't be an issue with database dupes.