API Reference

Filtering & Sorting

When an endpoint returns a list of items, it often supports filtering and sorting the response.

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Not all endpoints that return lists support filtering and sorting. For details about a specific endpoint, refer to its documentation.

Filtering

To return only items that meet specific criteria, use the $filter query parameter to provide the properties of the items to include. For example, you can filter a list to include only items with a specific status or type.

The $filter parameter supports these conditional predicates and operators:

  • Equal to (eq)
  • Not equal to (ne)
  • Less than (lt)
  • Greater than (gt)
  • Less than or equal to (le)
  • Greater than or equal to (ge)
  • And (and)
  • Or (or)
  • Not (not)

$filter Example

$filter=status eq Created and title contains 'TODO'

Example call using $filter

curl -X GET "https://api.app.wdesk.com/platform/v1/tasks" \
    -G  --data-urlencode "\$filter=status eq Created and title contains 'TODO'" \
    -H "Accept: application/json" \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer {access-token}"
http GET https://api.app.wdesk.com/platform/v1/tasks  \
    \$filter=="status eq Created and title contains 'TODO'" \
    Accept:application/json \
    Authorization:"Bearer {access-token}"
wget --method=GET "https://api.app.wdesk.com/platform/v1/tasks?\$filter=status eq Created and title contains 'TODO'" \
 --output-document -  \
 --header "Accept: application/json" \
 --header "Authorization: Bearer {access-token}"

Sorting

To indicate the order in which to sort the items, use the $orderBy query parameter.

  • To sort items based on criteria such as type or status, provide one or more comma-separated expressions.
  • To sort items in ascending or descending order, use asc or desc, respectively; asc is default.

$orderBy Example

$orderBy=title asc

Example call using $orderBy

curl -X GET "https://api.app.wdesk.com/platform/v1/tasks" \
    -G  --data-urlencode "\$orderBy=title asc" \
    -H "Accept: application/json" \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer {access-token}"
http GET https://api.app.wdesk.com/platform/v1/tasks  \
    \$orderBy=="title asc" \
    Accept:application/json \
    Authorization:"Bearer {access-token}"
wget --method=GET "https://api.app.wdesk.com/platform/v1/tasks?\$orderBy=title asc" \
 --output-document -  \
 --header "Accept: application/json" \
 --header "Authorization: Bearer {access-token}"