Searching resources in the Reactor API

The /search endpoint in the Reactor API allows you to make structured queries on stored resources. This document provides examples of different search queries for various common use cases.

NOTE

Before reading this guide, please refer to the search endpoint guide for information on accepted query syntax and other usage guidelines.

Basic query strategies

The following examples demonstrate some basic concepts for using the API’s search functionality.

Search across multiple fields

A search can be performed across multiple fields by use of wildcards in the field name. For example, to search across multiple attribute fields, use attributes.* as the field name.

{
  "data" : {
    "query": {
      "attributes.*": {
        "value": "evar7"
      }
    }
  }
}
IMPORTANT

Normally, search values must match the type of data being searched. For example, a query value of evar7 against an integer field would fail. When searching across multiple fields, the query type requirement is made lenient to avoid errors, but may produce undesired results.

Scope queries to specific resource types

You can scope a search to a specific resource type by supplying resource_types in the request. For example, to search across data_elements, and rule_components:

{
  "data" : {
    "from": 0,
    "size": 25,
    "query": {
      "attributes.display_name": {
        "value": "Performance"
      }
    },
    "resource_types": [
      "data_elements",
      "rule_components"
    ]
  }
}

Sort responses

The sort property can be used to sort responses. For example, to sort by created_at with newest first:

{
  "data" : {
    "from": 0,
    "size": 25,
    "query": {
      "attributes.display_name": {
        "value": "Performance"
      }
    },
    "sort": [
      {
        "attributes.created_at": "desc"
      }
    ],
    "resource_types": [
      "data_elements",
      "rule_components"
    ]
  }
}

Common search examples

The following example demonstrate additional common search patterns.

Any resource with a specific name

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "attributes.name": {
              "value": "Adobe"
            }
          }
        }
      }'

Any resource referencing “evar7”

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "attributes.*": {
              "value": "evar7"
            }
          }
        }
      }'

Data elements of a “custom-code” delegate type

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "attributes.delegate_descriptor_id": {
              "value": "custom-code"
            }
          },
          "resource_types": ["data_elements"]
        }
      }'

Rule components referencing a specific data element

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "attributes.settings": {
              "value": "myDataElement8"
            }
          },
          "resource_types": ["rule_components"]
        }
      }'

Rules in a specific Property

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "relationships.property.data.id": {
              "value": "PR3cab070a9eb3423894e4a3038ef0e7b7"
            }
          },
          "resource_types": ["rules"]
        }
      }'

Find a resource by ID

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "id": {
              "value": "PR3cab070a9eb3423894e4a3038ef0e7b7"
            }
          }
        }
      }'

Perform a search using “OR” term logic

curl -X POST \
  https://reactor.adobe.io/search \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
  -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
  -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json" \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json;revision=1' \
  -d '{
        "data" : {
          "query": {
            "attributes.display_name": {
              "value": "My Rule Holiday Sale",
              "value_operator: "OR"
            }
          }
        }
      }'

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