I'm trying to use sharepoint search rest api to return all the users in my organisation but it's missing a few for some reason:

This is what I'm trying:

      var url = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/search/query?querytext='*'&SourceId='b09a7990-05ea-4af9-81ef-edfab16c4e31'";
      var promise = $.ajax({
        url: url,
        type: "GET",
        dataType: "json",
        headers: {
          Accept: "application/json;odata=minimalmetadata"

The accounts have been around for a while so I don't think it's a crawl issue. I'm not sure what could cause that. I've gone into User Profile Service in Office365 and it shows the correct number of users.

Any ideas?


querytext='*' will not return all rows. By default, it will return 10 rows only. So you need paging now. The way I have implemented is given below:


startrow: From this index row will be started

rowlimit: Number of rows you want to display per page. In the first page, it will return 30 rows.

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  • That was the problem @atish, thank you very much for explanation. – Batman Oct 3 '16 at 13:25

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