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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Jim Van Dyke

Jim Van Dyke jvandyke1113 at
Fri May 19 09:36:04 PDT 2017

Hello Jennifer - Thank you again for your prompt response to our question
earlier in the week.  I am at a point where we need to ask for some
assistance again with the API generation, as our developer is having
problems getting the results we are looking for.

Here is what we are trying to accomplish:

We have a series of NDC codes.  The end result we are looking for is to be
able to obtain the CUIs for  May-Treat/May-Prevent data, via NDF-RT, and
the ATC Class Level and Notation.

The we had been working through was patterned roughly on the web-site UI

Ø  Use NDC in RxNORM to navigate via the link to “consists of”

Ø  Navigate via the Consists of to get to Has_Ingredient CUI

Ø  Using the “Has_Ingredient” CUI, query ATC to get ATC LEVEL and NOTATION.

Ø  Using NDC code, query NDF-RT to navigate to ingredient level, and obtain
May-Treat and May-prevent CUIs.

Could you please let me know of the API terms or parameters we need to pass
and If there is a more direct path to get from NDC to both May-Treat and

Thank you for your assistance.

Kind Regards,


On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Jim Van Dyke <jvandyke1113 at>

> Hello Jennifer - Thank you for the quick response.  I am totally
> embarrassed with my typo - should have been NDF-RT (National Drug File -
> Reference Terminology).
> You are correct with what we are trying to do.  We have NDC codes for
> which we need to look up certain properties such as, for example,
> Ingredient, and May-Treat/May-Prevent, as well as navigating to other
> ontologies such as ATC to retrieve ATC Level.
> I will try your recommendation above, as I think that will get us on the
> correct path.
> Thank you again.
> Jim
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Jennifer Leigh Vendetti <
> vendetti at> wrote:
>> Hi Jim,
>> I’m not sure I understood exactly what you want to do.  I’m also not
>> familiar with NRF_RT (I couldn’t find an ontology with that acronym in
>> BioPortal).
>> With regard to NDDF, are you trying to find classes that have an NDC
>> property with a particular value?  If so, you could do something like this:
>> _properties=true&include=prefLabel,properties
>> The “/search” portion refers to our term search endpoint.  I used an NDC
>> code for the search term, and I added the “also_search_properties”
>> parameter, which means that both classes and property values will be
>> searched.  The “include” parameter at the end just specifies what data you
>> want as part of the return value.
>> This portion of our API is documented here:
>> Kind regards,
>> Jennifer
>> On May 17, 2017, at 9:31 AM, support at wrote:
>> Name: Jim Van Dyke
>> Email: jvandyke1113 at
>> Location:
>> *Feedback:*
>> I am trying to use the API to query NDDF and NRF_RT data based on an NDC
>> code, but I could not find a parameter to submit the NDC code.
>> Is there a paramater for passing NDC code?
>> Thank you
>> Jim
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