Entity Search API v7 reference

The Entity Search API lets you send a search query to Bing and get back search results that include entities and places. Place results include restaurants, hotel, or other local businesses. For places, the query can specify the name of the local business or it can ask for a list (for example, restaurants near me). Entity results include persons, places (tourist attractions, states, countries, etc.), or things. For examples that show how to make requests, see Bing Entity Search overview.

Note

The Entity Search API supports only US business locations for Place answers.

For information about permitted use and display of the results, see Use and display requirements.

Note

Because URL formats and parameters are subject to change without notice, use all URLs as-is. You should not take dependencies on the URL format or parameters except where noted.

Endpoints

To request web search results, send a GET request to:

https://api.bing.microsoft.com/v7.0/entities

The request must use the HTTPS protocol.

Note

The maximum URL length is 2,048 characters. To ensure that your URL length does not exceed the limit, the maximum length of your query parameters should be less than 1,500 characters. If the URL exceeds 2,048 characters, the server returns 404 Not found.

Next steps

Check out the following programming elements you'll use when sending search requests: