Use the Microsoft Search API to search content using query templates (preview)

In this article, you will learn how to use query templates in the Microsoft Search API to search for content based on query variables and KQL. This allows you to restrict the query scope and build your own search experience.

Example

The following example shows a request that uses a query template to search for content based on a query variable and KQL.

Request

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/search/query
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "requests": [
    {
      "entityTypes": [
          "driveItem"
      ],
       "query": {
        "queryString": "contoso",
        "queryTemplate":"({searchTerms}) AuthorOWSUSER:Adventure"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

{
    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.searchResponse",
    "searchTerms": [
        "contoso"
    ],
    "hitsContainers": [
        {
            "total": 2,
            "moreResultsAvailable": false,
            "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.searchHitsContainer",
            "hits": [
                {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.searchHit",
                    "hitId": "01VRZMWHPGDM5KTXS53RF3SSGHW7SGGPKL",
                    "rank": 1,
                    "summary": "As we work to become a more <ddd/> We <c0>test</c0> samples from the region between 10 and 100 times per day <ddd/> and surrounding areas that CPU uses to <c0>test</c0> the quality of your drinking water every day <ddd/> contoso",
                    "resource": {
                        "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.driveItem",
                        "size": 971838,
                        "fileSystemInfo": {
                            "createdDateTime": "2020-07-22T21:14:59Z",
                            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2018-09-12T16:20:16Z"
                        },
                        "id": "01VRZMWHPGDM5KTXS53RF3SSGHW7SGGPKL",
                        "createdBy": {
                            "user": {
                                "displayName": "Adventure Works Cycles"
                            }
                        },
                        "createdDateTime": "2020-07-22T21:14:59+00:00",
                        "lastModifiedBy": {
                            "user": {
                                "displayName": "Adventure Works Cycles"
                            }
                        },
                        "lastModifiedDateTime": "2018-09-12T16:20:16+00:00",
                        "name": "Adventure Works Cycles Name",
                        "parentReference": {
                            "siteId": "Contoso066a,5724d91f-650c-4810-83cc-61a8818917d6,c3ba25dc-2c9f-48cb-83be-74cdf68ea5a0",
                            "driveId": "b!NAe_rKr80k-n7e5zlCVIqSnIwTNsGBVBlusjEvRHgjMmmcA3Ubc7R4Kyao9hbgL4",
                            "sharepointIds": {
                                "listId": "c61d1892-ca82-4f53-b16f-6bb8a379e2b2",
                                "listItemId": "1027",
                                "listItemUniqueId": "E320AFEB-AD73-46A2-83D7-985FAA4B206D"
                            }
                        },
                        "webUrl": "http://www.adventure-works.com/"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.searchHit",
                    "hitId": "01BTQFB3LHZTAYBV2VXVEK22ETF5WOQGT2",
                    "rank": 2,
                    "summary": "QT300 Accessories Specs Costs Chart Continue <ddd/> 16 Package 5 14 Grand Total 99 Results Data <c0>Test</c0> Group Gender <c0>Test</c0> Option 1 2 3 18-25 Male Package 4 Color <ddd/> ",
                    "resource": {
                        "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.driveItem",
                        "size": 34428,
                        "fileSystemInfo": {
                            "createdDateTime": "2020-07-22T21:23:50Z",
                            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2012-10-29T17:52:10Z"
                        },
                        "id": "01BTQFB3LHZTAYBV2VXVEK22ETF5WOQGT2",
                        "createdBy": {
                            "user": {
                                "displayName": "Adventure Works Cycles"
                            }
                        },
                        "createdDateTime": "2020-07-22T21:23:50+00:00",
                        "lastModifiedBy": {
                            "user": {
                                "displayName": "Adatum Corporation"
                            }
                        },
                        "lastModifiedDateTime": "2012-10-29T17:52:10+00:00",
                        "name": "Adatum Corporation Name",
                        "parentReference": {
                            "siteId": "Contoso066a,893378cb-d2cd-4076-a2c9-e50587a26832,04120cf2-7863-4701-8541-eb26266a25e6",
                            "driveId": "b!H9kkVwxlEEiDzGGogYkX1twlusOfLMtIg750zfaOpaBq9eOBX6MXQapv1hTT-bIt",
                            "sharepointIds": {
                                "listId": "c61d1892-ca82-4f53-b16f-6bb8a379e2b2",
                                "listItemId": "1027",
                                "listItemUniqueId": "E320AFEB-AD73-46A2-83D7-985FAA4B206D"
                            }
                        },
                        "webUrl": "http://www.adatum.com/contoso"
                    }
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

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