Graph API: How to use $filter in list user?

Wang, Wei 41 Reputation points
2022-10-27T18:56:58.993+00:00

Greetings! I just got started learning about Graph API, writing some Node.js code to test things out.

I have registered a developer account that gave me a sand box to play with. I got my script to list users with this simple query:
https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users

That gives me the list of all users in my organization. So far so good.

Following the documentation,
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/user-list?view=graph-rest-1.0&tabs=http
I tried to use the filter to find particular users, with:
https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users?%24filter%3DgivenName%20eq%20'Wang'
I was hoping to get a list of one user (myself) in return.

But I get the list of all users instead.

Tried a few other filters, like $filter=startsWith(mail,'ww'), still the same results.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any advice.

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  1. CarlZhao-MSFT 39,101 Reputation points
    2022-10-28T03:24:50.34+00:00

    Hi @Wang, Wei

    Your URL doesn't seem to be decoded, and the encoded part isn't actually recognized. The decoded API endpoints are:

    https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users?$filter=givenName eq 'Wang'  
    

    By the way, make sure you specify the value of First name as Wang when you create the user, otherwise the endpoint will return an empty array.

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  1. Bhanu Kiran 3,526 Reputation points
    2022-10-27T19:41:40.43+00:00

    Hello @Wang, Wei ,

    To use $filter query parameter for List users using 'givenName', use the following endpoint:

    GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users?$filter=givenName eq 'name'  
    

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    Please check and validate the same.

    Refer to this document for more information on $filter query parameter

    Hope this helps,
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  2. Wang, Wei 41 Reputation points
    2022-10-30T16:50:15.903+00:00

    Thanks for both answers. I guess I didn't experiment enough.

    From the documentations:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/onedrive-addressing-driveitems
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/query-parameters#encoding-query-parameters
    It wasn't quite clear to me that only the <filter-value> part of the "$filter=<filter-value>" is supposed to be encoded.

    Once I got that part right, it started working for me.

    Thanks again!

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