Search people

Search for people.


Acting Customer Yes
Acting User Yes

HTTP Methods

If a method is not listed, it is not supported for this call

GET Execute search


Parameters optional unless specified

Name Description Required?
user_id ID of user to query as. Yes

Type of search to execute. Valid values:

people Search for people whose idenitty data (name, email, screen name, etc) match the criteria.
relevance Search for people who are relevant for the given query based on their newtork profiles, content, and activity.

Search query. Defaults to parsing natural language query. For more advanced queries, can include exact phrases surrounded by double-quotes ('"') and can precede required terms/phrases by a plus ('+') sign.

For expert level queries, can specify an exact query in Lucene query syntax and include the literal_context parameter.


Only for people query type
Comma-delimited list of field identifiers to limit query to specific fields. Valid values:

name Person's name
screenName Person's screen name
email Person's email
profileText Person's profile text (note this is not searched by default)
relationship Person's relationship to querying user (note this is not searched by default)
field_<name> Filter the query for a specific value for a specific field. Fields are as specified for the fields parameter above.
include_network_data 'true' to have the raw network data for the person's network identity(ies) included in the response
literal_syntax 'true' to pass an exact Lucene-compatible query to be interpreted literally. (Note: for relevance queries with literal syntax, use text as the query attribute name)
num Number of results to return.
page Page of results to return (1-based).
detailed_results 'true' to return detailed person objects, rather than the default compact ones.


Search Results object.