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Standard User 512uk
(newbie) Thu 09-Aug-18 01:07:26
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Find DP Number via Openreach checker


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I'm sure I won't be the first to notice this, but you can find your DP number on the Openreach When & Where page. The JSON result returned from the Superfastmaps API contains a "dp" key. The number returned corresponds to your Distribution Pole/point number. Have validated this and seems 100% accurate so far corresponding to the number stamped on your telegraph pole.

Quite useful for working out fibre rollout etc.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Aug-18 06:42:24
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Re: Find DP Number via Openreach checker


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Yeah its been there for a while now.

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Standard User candlerb
(member) Thu 09-Aug-18 08:57:28
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Re: Find DP Number via Openreach checker


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Can you give the link(s)?

Google for "superfastmaps api" doesn't turn up anything useful. Google for "openreach when and where" gives https://www.homeandbusiness.openreach.co.uk/fibre-br... but that just shows my cabinet number.


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Standard User B31
(member) Thu 09-Aug-18 09:52:22
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Mine just says cabinet 65 doesn’t say what DP.

65 is my voice service, FTTP comes via a different route.

Not that I’m too bothered. All the info about the cabinet and port number was on the label attached to the rolled up fibre outside my door!


Exchange name: Birmingham Priory
Exchange status: Fibre enabled
Cabinet number: 65
Technology: FTTP


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Standard User 512uk
(newbie) Thu 09-Aug-18 09:59:45
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It is on the page as you've linked.

But you'll need to look at the AJAX request which is made to https://api.superfastmaps.co.uk/openreach/1.2/ajax/c... This is simple if you use Firefox or Chrome developer consoles.

The API itself checks the request is from OR. I've tried setting the Referer header, as I'd like to make my own checker, but no joy on that.

Example result set. Here my DP number is 84:

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2021
2223
2425
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58
{
  "head": {    "status": "ok"
  },  "body": {
    "phonenumber": "XXXX",    "message_gfast": "",
    "journeystage": 1,    "journeystage_fttp": "",
    "journeystage_fttp_ecd": "",    "journeystage_gfast": "",
    "uprn": null,    "message": "eoline",
    "icon": "",    "journey_message": "<h6>We're working with government and industry to explore ways to bring Superfast fibre to as many people as possible but don't have a plan for your area yet.<\\/h6><p>You might consider <a href=\"https:\\/\\/www.homeandbusiness.openreach.co.uk\\/fibre-broadband\\/community-fibre-partnership\" target=\"_blank\">co-funding<\\/a> fibre access in your community. Knowing there's a healthy demand in your area can also really help.<\\/p>",
    "icon_content": ""  },
  "exchange": {    "name": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
    "status": "acceptingorders",    "lat": "52.XXXXXX",
    "lng": "-3.XXXXXX",    "status_eng": "Accepting orders"
  },  "cabinet": {
    "number": "",    "status": "",
    "message": "",    "dueby": ""
  },  "results": {
    "speeds": {      "fttc": {
        "up": "",        "down": ""
      },      "fttp": {
        "up": "",        "down": ""
      },      "gfast": {
        "up": "",        "down": ""
      }    },
    "fttc": "",    "fttp": "",
    "gfast": "",    "dp": "84",
    "fttp_inscope": "",    "fttc_inscope": "",
    "eoline": true,    "nodata": "",
    "curemessage": "",    "m": "3600",
    "s": "wales"  }
}


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Standard User 512uk
(newbie) Thu 09-Aug-18 10:00:16
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Have a look at the full JSON result set as I've posted above.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 09-Aug-18 10:09:01
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The majority of people will have no idea what you are talking about when talking JSON results

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Standard User 512uk
(newbie) Thu 09-Aug-18 10:20:53
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I recognise that. A lot of the content on TBB is quite technical anyway, but I also don't mind giving a guide or helping someone unfamiliar with this stuff if they would like to know how to view this information themselves.

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Standard User max360
(learned) Thu 09-Aug-18 11:05:34
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I have tried action to:https://api.superfastmaps.co.uk/openreach/1.2/ajax/check.ajax.php, I'm getting ‘badreferer’ error. A ‘how to’ would be a great help.
Thanks,

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Standard User olicuk
(regular) Thu 09-Aug-18 11:18:40
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Thanks.... I'd forgotten about the data returned there. I'll have a look at the DP data for the properties just enabled around me, as it will be interesting to confirm how many DPs have been enabled.

Played with querying it a few years ago as part of gathering data for a previous campaign... I think you need to persist the session and/or return cookies, as well as just setting the referrer header.

.Careful about getting your IP locked out too... though of course there are ways around that...

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