In sharepoint 2013 search rest api, I have a more complex query filter, that I would want to group by brackets with and and or operators. How can this be done?

I have something like

field1:A OR (field1:B AND field2:C)

how can I do something like this in the querytext parameter?


  • Have you tried it? using the url ?$filter=Field1 eq 'A' OR (Field1 eq 'B' AND Field2 eq 'C')
    – Mike
    Oct 14 '16 at 22:24
  • That's for when u query the list directly, but for search rest, isn't it using the way I have?
    – omega
    Oct 14 '16 at 22:25
  • Yes, you are right. I found this:msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff394606.aspx and it suggests you should be using FQL, using and() and or(). So the query text should be something like: query?querytext='or(field1:equals('A'), and(field1:equals('B'), field2:equals('C'))
    – Mike
    Oct 14 '16 at 22:34
  • Also, use this tool to figure out your querytext: sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com
    – Mike
    Oct 14 '16 at 22:39

something on the lines of:


you need to have fql tho.

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