search

Applies to: Skype for Business 2015

Provides a way to search for contacts.

For more on web links, see Web links.

Name Description
rel The resource that this link points to. In JSON, this is the outer container.
href The location of this resource on the server, and the target of an HTTP operation.

Resource description

This resource is used to search through the address book of the user's organization.The fields searched include name, email, URI, and phone number.

Properties

Name Description
moreResultsAvailable Indicates to clients that more search results are available than the limit setin the search query.

This resource can have the following relationships.

Link Description
self The link to the current resource.
contact Represents a person or service that the user can communicate and collaborate with.
distributionGroup Represents a persistent, pre-existing group of contacts.

Azure Active Directory scopes for online applications

The user must have at least one of these scopes for operations on the resource to be allowed. |Scope|Permission|Description| |:-----|:-----|:-----| |Contacts.ReadWrite|Read/write Skype user contacts and groups|Allows the app to read and write Skype user contacts and groups|

Operations

GET

Returns a representation of search results.

Query parameters

Name Description Required?
limit The maximum number of search results to return. Optional parameter.The maximum value is 100 and the minimum value is 1 No
query The search query string. Required parameter.The maximum length is 256 characters. Yes

Request body

None

Response body

The response from a GET request contains the properties and links shown in the Properties and Links sections at the top of this page.

Synchronous errors

The errors below (if any) are specific to this resource. Generic errors that can apply to any resource are covered in Generic synchronous errors.

Error Code Subcode Description
Forbidden 403 None The user does not have sufficient privileges to search.
Forbidden 403 None The user does not have sufficient privileges to access the contact list.
Forbidden 403 None The user does not have sufficient privileges to access pending contacts
ServiceFailure 500 InvalidExchangeServerVersion Invalid exchange server version.The exchange mailbox of the server might have moved to an unsupported version for the required feature.
Conflict 409 AlreadyExists The already exists error.
Conflict 409 TooManyGroups The too many groups error.
Conflict 409 None Un-supported Service/Resource/API error.
Gone 410 CannotRedirect Cannot redirect since there is no back up pool configured.

Examples

Only server-supplied query parameters, if any, are shown in the request sample.

JSON Request

Get https://fe1.contoso.com:443/ucwa/v1/applications/192/search HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Bearer cwt=PHNhbWw6QXNzZXJ0aW9uIHhtbG5...uZm8
Host: fe1.contoso.com
Accept: application/json

JSON Response

This sample is given only as an illustration of response syntax. The semantic content is not guaranteed to correspond to a valid scenario.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 5468
{
  "rel" : "search",
  "moreResultsAvailable" : false,
  "_links" : {
    "self" : {
      "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/search"
    }
  },
  "_embedded" : {
    "contact" : [
      {
        "rel" : "contact",
        "company" : "Contoso Corp.",
        "department" : "Engineering",
        "emailAddresses" : [
          "Alex.Doe@contoso.com"
        ],
        "homePhoneNumber" : "tel:+19185550107",
        "sourceNetworkIconUrl" : "https://images.contoso.com/logo_16x16.png",
        "mobilePhoneNumber" : "tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile",
        "name" : "Alex Doe",
        "office" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
        "otherPhoneNumber" : "tel:+19195558194",
        "sourceNetwork" : "SameEnterprise",
        "title" : "Engineer 2",
        "type" : "User",
        "uri" : "sip:alex@contoso.com",
        "workPhoneNumber" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
        "_links" : {
          "self" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282"
          },
          "contactLocation" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation"
          },
          "contactNote" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote"
          },
          "contactPhoto" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto"
          },
          "contactPresence" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence"
          },
          "contactPrivacyRelationship" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship"
          },
          "contactSupportedModalities" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities"
          }
        }
      }
    ],
    "distributionGroup" : [
      {
        "rel" : "distributionGroup",
        "uri" : "sip:mypersonalgroup@contoso.com",
        "id" : "7",
        "name" : "MyPersonalGroup",
        "_links" : {
          "self" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup"
          },
          "addToContactList" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/addToContactList"
          },
          "expandDistributionGroup" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup/expandDistributionGroup"
          },
          "removeFromContactList" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/removeFromContactList"
          },
          "subscribeToGroupPresence" : {
            "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/group/subscribeToGroupPresence"
          }
        },
        "_embedded" : {
          "contact" : [
            {
              "rel" : "contact",
              "company" : "Contoso Corp.",
              "department" : "Engineering",
              "emailAddresses" : [
                "Alex.Doe@contoso.com"
              ],
              "homePhoneNumber" : "tel:+19185550107",
              "sourceNetworkIconUrl" : "https://images.contoso.com/logo_16x16.png",
              "mobilePhoneNumber" : "tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile",
              "name" : "Alex Doe",
              "office" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
              "otherPhoneNumber" : "tel:+19195558194",
              "sourceNetwork" : "SameEnterprise",
              "title" : "Engineer 2",
              "type" : "User",
              "uri" : "sip:alex@contoso.com",
              "workPhoneNumber" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
              "_links" : {
                "self" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282"
                },
                "contactLocation" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation"
                },
                "contactNote" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote"
                },
                "contactPhoto" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto"
                },
                "contactPresence" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence"
                },
                "contactPrivacyRelationship" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship"
                },
                "contactSupportedModalities" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities"
                }
              }
            }
          ],
          "distributionGroup" : [
            {
              "rel" : "distributionGroup",
              "uri" : "sip:mypersonalgroup@contoso.com",
              "id" : "7",
              "name" : "MyPersonalGroup",
              "_links" : {
                "self" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup"
                },
                "addToContactList" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/addToContactList"
                },
                "expandDistributionGroup" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup/expandDistributionGroup"
                },
                "removeFromContactList" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/removeFromContactList"
                },
                "subscribeToGroupPresence" : {
                  "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/group/subscribeToGroupPresence"
                }
              },
              "_embedded" : {
                "contact" : [
                  {
                    "rel" : "contact",
                    "company" : "Contoso Corp.",
                    "department" : "Engineering",
                    "emailAddresses" : [
                      "Alex.Doe@contoso.com"
                    ],
                    "homePhoneNumber" : "tel:+19185550107",
                    "sourceNetworkIconUrl" : "https://images.contoso.com/logo_16x16.png",
                    "mobilePhoneNumber" : "tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile",
                    "name" : "Alex Doe",
                    "office" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
                    "otherPhoneNumber" : "tel:+19195558194",
                    "sourceNetwork" : "SameEnterprise",
                    "title" : "Engineer 2",
                    "type" : "User",
                    "uri" : "sip:alex@contoso.com",
                    "workPhoneNumber" : "tel:+1425554321;ext=54321",
                    "_links" : {
                      "self" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282"
                      },
                      "contactLocation" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation"
                      },
                      "contactNote" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote"
                      },
                      "contactPhoto" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto"
                      },
                      "contactPresence" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence"
                      },
                      "contactPrivacyRelationship" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship"
                      },
                      "contactSupportedModalities" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities"
                      }
                    }
                  }
                ],
                "distributionGroup" : [
                  {
                    "rel" : "distributionGroup",
                    "uri" : "sip:mypersonalgroup@contoso.com",
                    "id" : "7",
                    "name" : "MyPersonalGroup",
                    "_links" : {
                      "self" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup"
                      },
                      "addToContactList" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/addToContactList"
                      },
                      "expandDistributionGroup" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup/expandDistributionGroup"
                      },
                      "removeFromContactList" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/removeFromContactList"
                      },
                      "subscribeToGroupPresence" : {
                        "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/group/subscribeToGroupPresence"
                      }
                    },
                    "_embedded" : {
                      "contact" : [
                        {
                          "_links" : {
                            "self" : {
                              "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282"
                            }
                          }
                        }
                      ],
                      "distributionGroup" : [
                        {
                          "_links" : {
                            "self" : {
                              "href" : "/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup"
                            }
                          }
                        }
                      ]
                    }
                  }
                ]
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

XML Request

Get https://fe1.contoso.com:443/ucwa/v1/applications/192/search HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Bearer cwt=PHNhbWw6QXNzZXJ0aW9uIHhtbG5...uZm8
Host: fe1.contoso.com
Accept: application/xml

XML Response

This sample is given only as an illustration of response syntax. The semantic content is not guaranteed to correspond to a valid scenario.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/xml
Content-Length: 7145
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resource rel="search" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/search" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/rtc/2012/03/ucwa">
  <property name="rel">search</property>
  <property name="moreResultsAvailable">False</property>
  <resource rel="contact" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282">
    <link rel="contactLocation" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation" />
    <link rel="contactNote" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote" />
    <link rel="contactPhoto" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto" />
    <link rel="contactPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence" />
    <link rel="contactPrivacyRelationship" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship" />
    <link rel="contactSupportedModalities" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities" />
    <property name="rel">contact</property>
    <property name="company">Contoso Corp.</property>
    <property name="department">Engineering</property>
    <propertyList name="emailAddresses">
      <item>Alex.Doe@contoso.com</item>
    </propertyList>
    <property name="homePhoneNumber">tel:+19185550107</property>
    <property name="sourceNetworkIconUrl">https://images.contoso.com/logo_16x16.png</property>
    <property name="mobilePhoneNumber">tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile</property>
    <property name="name">Alex Doe</property>
    <property name="office">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
    <property name="otherPhoneNumber">tel:+19195558194</property>
    <property name="sourceNetwork">SameEnterprise</property>
    <property name="title">Engineer 2</property>
    <property name="type">User</property>
    <property name="uri">sip:alex@contoso.com</property>
    <property name="workPhoneNumber">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
  </resource>
  <resource rel="distributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup">
    <link rel="addToContactList" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/addToContactList" />
    <link rel="expandDistributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup/expandDistributionGroup" />
    <link rel="removeFromContactList" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/removeFromContactList" />
    <link rel="subscribeToGroupPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/group/subscribeToGroupPresence" />
    <property name="rel">distributionGroup</property>
    <property name="uri">sip:mypersonalgroup@contoso.com</property>
    <property name="id">7</property>
    <property name="name">MyPersonalGroup</property>
    <resource rel="contact" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282">
      <link rel="contactLocation" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation" />
      <link rel="contactNote" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote" />
      <link rel="contactPhoto" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto" />
      <link rel="contactPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence" />
      <link rel="contactPrivacyRelationship" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship" />
      <link rel="contactSupportedModalities" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities" />
      <property name="rel">contact</property>
      <property name="company">Contoso Corp.</property>
      <property name="department">Engineering</property>
      <propertyList name="emailAddresses">
        <item>Alex.Doe@contoso.com</item>
      </propertyList>
      <property name="homePhoneNumber">tel:+19185550107</property>
      <property name="sourceNetworkIconUrl">https://images.contoso.com/logo_16x16.png</property>
      <property name="mobilePhoneNumber">tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile</property>
      <property name="name">Alex Doe</property>
      <property name="office">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
      <property name="otherPhoneNumber">tel:+19195558194</property>
      <property name="sourceNetwork">SameEnterprise</property>
      <property name="title">Engineer 2</property>
      <property name="type">User</property>
      <property name="uri">sip:alex@contoso.com</property>
      <property name="workPhoneNumber">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
    </resource>
    <resource rel="distributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup">
      <link rel="addToContactList" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/addToContactList" />
      <link rel="expandDistributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup/expandDistributionGroup" />
      <link rel="removeFromContactList" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/removeFromContactList" />
      <link rel="subscribeToGroupPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/group/subscribeToGroupPresence" />
      <property name="rel">distributionGroup</property>
      <property name="uri">sip:mypersonalgroup@contoso.com</property>
      <property name="id">7</property>
      <property name="name">MyPersonalGroup</property>
      <resource rel="contact" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282">
        <link rel="contactLocation" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactLocation" />
        <link rel="contactNote" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactNote" />
        <link rel="contactPhoto" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPhoto" />
        <link rel="contactPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPresence" />
        <link rel="contactPrivacyRelationship" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactPrivacyRelationship" />
        <link rel="contactSupportedModalities" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282/contactSupportedModalities" />
        <property name="rel">contact</property>
        <property name="company">Contoso Corp.</property>
        <property name="department">Engineering</property>
        <propertyList name="emailAddresses">
          <item>Alex.Doe@contoso.com</item>
        </propertyList>
        <property name="homePhoneNumber">tel:+19185550107</property>
        <property name="sourceNetworkIconUrl">https://images.contoso.com/logo_16x16.png</property>
        <property name="mobilePhoneNumber">tel:4255551212;phone-context=defaultprofile</property>
        <property name="name">Alex Doe</property>
        <property name="office">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
        <property name="otherPhoneNumber">tel:+19195558194</property>
        <property name="sourceNetwork">SameEnterprise</property>
        <property name="title">Engineer 2</property>
        <property name="type">User</property>
        <property name="uri">sip:alex@contoso.com</property>
        <property name="workPhoneNumber">tel:+1425554321;ext=54321</property>
      </resource>
      <resource rel="distributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup">
        <link rel="addToContactList" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/addToContactList" />
        <link rel="expandDistributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup/expandDistributionGroup" />
        <link rel="removeFromContactList" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/removeFromContactList" />
        <link rel="subscribeToGroupPresence" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/group/subscribeToGroupPresence" />
        <property name="rel">distributionGroup</property>
        <property name="uri">sip:mypersonalgroup@contoso.com</property>
        <property name="id">7</property>
        <property name="name">MyPersonalGroup</property>
        <resource rel="contact" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/people/282" />
        <resource rel="distributionGroup" href="/ucwa/v1/applications/192/groups/distributionGroup" />
      </resource>
    </resource>
  </resource>
</resource>