Predefine semantic URLs

You can use the type methods functionality to predefine semantic URLs to handle requests.

EXAMPLE: You may not want to query a service via the following oData query string:
/api/default/newsitems?$filter=startswith(Title, 'test')
In this case, you could map the URL to the following URL:

This way, you can define URLs that are easier to read and use.

To define a semantic URL, perform the following:

  1. Navigate to Administration » Settings » Advanced » WebServices » Routes.
  2. Select the route to your service and click Services.
  3. Select the service and select the type, where you want to register a new type and click Types.
  4. Select the type where you want to define a method and click Predefined methods » Create new.
  5. In Name, enter the semantic URL
  6. In Querystring, enter the original oData query string for which you want to define a more user-friendly URL
  7. Save your changes.

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