Additional list parameters

Previous tutorials only use simple list that returns the IDs of the resources, but you can actually get more details, sort and filter the list.

Display parameter

You can specify which fields you want for each resource using the display parameter.

Key Value Result
display full Returns all the fields of the resource
[field1,field2,...] Returns only the fields specified in this array
Result API call PHP Webservice lib options
Include all fields from the products resource /api/products/?display=full
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'products',
    'display'  => 'full'
];
Include only the ID from the carriers resource /api/carriers/?display=[id]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'carriers',
    'display'  => '[id]'
];
Only include the name and value fields from the configurations resource /api/configurations/?display=[name,value]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'configurations',
    'display'  => '[name,value]'
];

Filter parameter

You can filter the expected result with the filter parameter

Key Value Result
filter[field] [1|5] OR operator: list of possible values
[1,10] Interval operator: define interval of possible values
[John] Literal value (not case sensitive)
[Jo]% Begin operator: fields begins with the value (not case sensitive)
%[hn] End operator: fields ends with the value (not case sensitive)
%[oh]% Contains operator: fields contains the value (not case sensitive)
Result API call PHP Webservice lib options
Only the customers whose ids are 1 or 5 /api/customers/?filter[id]=[1|5]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'customers',
    'filter[id]'  => '[1|5]'
];
Only the customers whose ids are between 1 and 10 /api/customers/?filter[id]=[1,10]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'customers',
    'filter[id]'  => '[1,10]'
];
Only the customers whose first name is “John” /api/customers/?filter[firstname]=[John]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'customers',
    'filter[firstname]' => '[John]',
];
Only the manufacturers whose name begins with “Appl” /api/manufacturers/?filter[name]=[appl]%
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'manufacturers',
    'filter[name]' => '[appl]%',
];

Sort parameter

You can sort the expected result with the sort parameter

Key Value Result
sort [{fieldname}_{ASC|DESC}] The sort value is composed of a field name and the expected order separated by a _
Result API call PHP Webservice lib options
Sort the customers in alphabetical order according to last name /api/customers/?sort=[lastname_ASC]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'customers',
    'sort'  => '[lastname_ASC]'
];
Sort the customers in alphabetical order according to last name, then by biggest ID first /api/customers/?sort=[lastname_ASC,id_DESC]
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'customers',
    'sort'  => '[lastname_ASC,id_DESC]'
];

Limit parameter

You can define a limit to the expected result with the limit parameter (which may allow you to perform pagination)

Key Value Result
limit [offset,]limit Either define offset and limit separated by a , (ex: 1,5) or the limit only (offset is 0-indexed)
Result API call PHP Webservice lib options
Only include the first 5 states /api/states/?limit=5
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'states',
    'limit'  => '5'
];
Only include the first 5 states starting from the 10th element /api/states/?limit=9,5
$opt = [
    'resource' => 'states',
    'limit'  => '9,5'
];