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Retrieve a List of Instances - Custom

This endpoint provides control over which columns to return, the types of matching, the sort order of returned items, and the max number of returned items. This search operates with the same filtering options available within the user interface on each table.

Method: Post
Address: /rest/search
Parameters: None
Payload: A dictionary with the following key/value pairs:

  • type - Instance type of objects to search

    • 'device', 'link', 'user', 'service', 'task', 'pool', 'result'.
  • columns - List of attributes desired or used for filtering

    • Possible values can be found in setup/properties.json, but generally correspond to user interface table headings.
  • search_criteria - OPTIONAL - Similar to what is found in the user interface for filtering instance tables. The first bullet is for all instances, and the second bullet is for services only.

    1. Dictionary with column search criteria and search type info.

      • <column-name>:<search-criteria>: Column name as the key and the desired search criteria as the value.
      • <columns-name>_filter:<filter_type>: Use the column name with '_filter' appended as the key. The value specifies one of the following filter types regex, inclusion, equality, empty.
      • Use multiple key key_filter pairs to filter on more than one column.
    2. Retrieve all results of a workflow including all sub-workflows (only for result instances).

      • parent_service_name Name of top-level service.
      • parent_runtime Time of service run.
  • order - OPTIONAL - Allows sorting based on one of the values provided column.

    • The expected format is [{"column": 0, "dir": "asc"}].
    • The value of column is the integer index of the columns list.
    • The value for dir can be either "desc" for descending or the default "asc" for ascending.
  • maximum_return_records - OPTIONAL - Integer indicating the maximum number of records to return.

  • start - OPTIONAL - Integer indicating the first record to be returned, which can be used with maximum_return_records to implement paging.


Search Devices

  "type": "device",
    "columns": ["name", "ip_address", "configuration", "configuration_matches"],
    "maximum_return_records": 3,
    "search_criteria": {"configuration_filter": "inclusion",
                        "configuration": "loopback"}


Special columns “matches” is derived from a regex match object which returns the line where a regex was found.

  "type": "link",
    "columns": ["name", "source_name"],
    "maximum_return_records": 3,
    "search_criteria": {"name_filter": "inclusion",
                        "name": "name_of_link"}

Retrieve the latest result of a workflow

  "type": "result",
  "columns": ["parent_runtime", "result"],
  "maximum_return_records": 1,
  "search_criteria": {"workflow_name_filter": "inclusion",
                      "workflow_name": "the_name_of_workflow"
  "order": [{"column": 0,
             "dir": "desc"}]

Retrieve specific runtime of a top-level workflow, include all children results, and include paging

  "type": "result",
  "columns": ["result", "parent_runtime", "service_name"],
  "maximum_return_records": 1,
  "search_criteria": {"parent_runtime": "2021-04-19 04:09:05.424206", 
                      "parent_service_name": "your_workflow"
  "start": 1,
  "maximum_return_records": 100