Request Parameters

Data retrieval services typically include standard parameters for searching, sorting, and pagination. Take a look at the Oasis OData Documentation for more details.
  1. Attribute Selection
  2. Pagination
  3. Sorting
  4. Searching

Attribute Selection

The $select parameter allows you to specify the top-level data components you need. For larger data sets, such as listings, using this parameter will greatly reduce data retrieval time.

Parameter Description
$select A comma separated list specifying the attributes to be returned in the response payload.


Pagination allows data to be retrieved in sets of a specified size and provides additional data about the result set.

Parameter Description
$top Integer > 0 and <= 25 indicating how many results to return at once. The default is 10.
$skip Indicates the number of records to skip over when retrieving the current results set.
$count Boolean true or false. Indicates if the number of records in the total result set should be returned. Default is false.


Sorting is typically available on resources that allow searching.

Parameter Description
$orderby Indicates the order in which to return records in the result set. Each service has its own default order.

Any searchable field can be present in the _orderby parameter, with some exceptions (e.g. longer text fields such as PublicRemarks for listings).


Request parameters below are common to data retrieval services supporting searching.

Parameter Description
$filter OData filter syntax is used for filtering. Documentation can be found here.