How can I filter multiple columns in REST API using Name/Username when running GET request to UserInformationList?

Here is my Query:

 var getPeoplePickerSuggestion = function(searchKey) {
        var userSearchSuggestionEndpoint = "/_vti_bin/ListData.svc/UserInformationList?$select=Id,Name,UserName,WorkEmail&$filter=substringof('" + searchKey + "',Name)";
        return baseSvc.getRequest(userSearchSuggestionEndpoint);
  • What are all the columns you want to apply filters? Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 12:46
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    Have you tried adding another condition? Should be able to simply do "$filter=substringof('" + value1 + "', Key1) and substringof('" + value2 + "', Key2)"
    – wjervis
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 12:47
  • You need to know how filter works. codeproject.com/Articles/990131/… Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 12:48

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Please see the below example, you can use the "and" operator, to meet multiple conditions,

  http://{server_name}/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/UserInformationList?$filter=((ContentType eq 'Person') 
  and (substringof(Name,'{query}')))&$orderby=Name

Also, shared by Atish, on the following page, it shows you multiple other operators, you can use in your filter, such as,

You may notice that I have used a query operator like ‘eq’ in above URL. Now let’s see what are the other query operators available, for strings, numeric, and datetimes.

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  • Keep in mind you need to escape ' like: substringof(Name,'Bob's Burger') -> substringof(Name,'Bob''s Burger') Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 14:48

i ended up with query below, works fine for me now, and i can search on LoginName, Title, or Email.

`var userSearchSuggestionEndpoint = "/_api/web/SiteUsers?$filter=(substringof('" + searchKey + "',LoginName) or substringof('" + searchKey + "',Title) or substringof('" + searchKey + "',Email))";
        return baseSvc.getRequest(userSearchSuggestionEndpoint);`

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