My curl command does not work when i add a filter

Hi, a stupid question, but i am just completely stuck here.

I have a cURL call that works fine:

curl -v -X GET
-H “Accept: application/json”
-H “Content-Type: application/json”
-H “Authorization: SSWS {api_token}" \ "{url}/api/v1/users”

But now, when i add a filter to the last line:


I get : HTTP status 400 - bad request.

(it does not show in the example but the double quotes around the ACTVE are preceded by a backslash)

I retyped, copied from examples, etc etc. but i cannot get it right
What am i missing here ?

Thanks, Peter

You need to URL encode the quotation marks and spaces when using the filter paramter.

I.e.: ?filter=status%20eq%20%22ACTIVE%22&limit=1

For example, try this:

curl --location --request GET 'https://REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_TENANT/api/v1/users?filter=status%20eq%20%22ACTIVE%22&limit=1' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'Authorization: SSWS REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_API_KEY'

Of course, I cheated. :slight_smile: I just use Postman and click on the “code” button. This can generate a properly formed CURL command.

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Hi @Pjotrb

As @chu123 mentioned, the filter value needs to be URL encoded. The same applies for search query parameter.

YES! that was it, thanks guys !