searchEntity: query

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Runs the query specified in the request body. Search results are provided in the response.

Permissions

One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Mail.Read, Calendars.Read, Files.Read.All, Sites.Read.All, ExternalItem.Read.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

HTTP request

POST /search/query

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
requests searchRequest collection A collection of one or more search requests each formatted in a JSON blob. Each JSON blob contains the types of resources expected in the response, the underlying sources, paging parameters, requested fields, and actual search query.
Be aware of known limitations on searching specific combinations of entity types, and sorting or aggregating search results.

Response

If successful, this method returns HTTP 200 OK response code and a searchResponse collection object in the response body.

Examples

Request

The following is an example of the request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/search/query
Content-type: application/json

{
  "requests": [
    {
      "entityTypes": [
        "message"
      ],
      "query": {
        "queryString": "contoso"
      },
      "from": 0,
      "size": 25
    }
  ]
}

Response

The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
{
    "value": [
        {
            "searchTerms": [
                "searchTerms-value"
            ],
            "hitsContainers": [
                {
                    "hits": [
                        {
                            "hitId": "AAMkADdmODdhN2NjLTMwZWYtNDBiNy1iMDYxLWZhZTkyOGM4YmRhZABGAAAAAACsLZF5BeQoRLYm4UlvnOXZBwCav2PZy/7/R52ssyzmS9f0AAAAAAEMAACav2PZy/7/R52ssyzmS9f0AABM0pr/AAA=",
                            "rank": 1,
                            "summary": "...Identity Protection Weekly Digest <c0>Contoso</c0> New risky users detected <https://azure.microsoft.com/email/?destination=https%3A%2F%2Fportal.azure.com%2Fcontoso.com%23blade%2FMicrosoft_AAD_IAM%2FIdentityProtectionMenuBlade%2FRiskyUsers%2F...",
                            "resource": {
                                "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.message",
                                "createdDateTime": "2020-11-17T16:02:34Z",
                                "lastModifiedDateTime": "2020-11-17T16:02:37Z",
                                "changeKey": "CQAAAA==",
                                "receivedDateTime": "2020-11-17T16:02:34Z",
                                "sentDateTime": "2020-11-17T16:02:27Z",
                                "hasAttachments": false,
                                "internetMessageId": "<1e506769-c6da-4f44-bb54-6ba1bd59d300@az.northcentralus.production.microsoft.com>",
                                "subject": "Azure AD Identity Protection Weekly Digest",
                                "bodyPreview": "...Identity Protection Weekly Digest Contoso New risky users detected <https://azure.microsoft.com/email/?destination=https%3A%2F%2Fportal.azure.com%2Fcontoso.com%23blade%2FMicrosoft_AAD_IAM%2FIdentityProtectionMenuBlade%2FRiskyUsers%2F...",
                                "importance": "normal",
                                "parentFolderId": "AQMkADdmODdhN2NjAC0zMGVmLTQwYjctYjA2MS1mYWU5MjhjOGJkYWQALgAAA6wtkXkF5ChEtibhSW+c5dkBAJq/Y9nL/v9HnayzLOZL1/QAAAIBDAAAAA==",
                                "conversationId": "AAQkADdmODdhN2NjLTMwZWYtNDBiNy1iMDYxLWZhZTkyOGM4YmRhZAAQAKQ6a/rTEmVCtGMTER183jw=",
                                "isRead": false,
                                "isDraft": false,
                                "webLink": "https://outlook.office365.com/owa/?ItemID=AAMkADdmODdhN2NjLTMwZWYtNDBiNy1iMDYxLWZhZTkyOGM4YmRhZABGAAAAAACsLZF5BeQoRLYm4UlvnOXZBwCav2PZy%2F7%2FR52ssyzmS9f0AAAAAAEMAACav2PZy%2F7%2FR52ssyzmS9f0AABM0pr%2FAAA%3D&exvsurl=1&viewmodel=ReadMessageItem",
                                "inferenceClassification": "focused",
                                "replyTo": [
                                    {
                                        "emailAddress": {
                                            "name": "MOD Administrator"
                                        }
                                    }
                                ],
                                "sender": {
                                    "emailAddress": {
                                        "name": "Microsoft Azure",
                                        "address": "azure-noreply@contoso.com"
                                    }
                                },
                                "from": {
                                    "emailAddress": {
                                        "name": "Microsoft Azure",
                                        "address": "azure-noreply@contoso.com"
                                    }
                                }
                            }
                        }
                    ],
                    "total": 47,
                    "moreResultsAvailable": true
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

See also