Filtering and Searching

Overview of list filtering and searching

Most of the time, you can do filtering/searching via the s.{columnName}={value} approach above which is simpler and more tolerant. However, there is the facility to specify searching in a JSON format using the json_filter URL parameter. The contents of this is converted to a perl hash format, which is expected to be in SQL::Abstract format.

For instance, to search for all objects where id is not equal to 1, you would have:


And to search for all objects who's name contains 'collector' or FQDN contains 'der', you would have:


(note the '%' SQL search regexp is url encoded to be %25)

Note: As this option is more low level, you may cause errors when invoking the API. If there are errors with the search, you will get a message of Error executing search with detail giving the full reason.

Note: Only the current table search column comparisons are supported at the moment. All column names are prefixed with me., which means only a search on the current table is possible.