I was trying to mimic a search site via listdata.svc due to the incapability of OOTB Search Result webpart.

Is there'a way to utilize KQL or any other way to allow users to search for a sentence?

Here's my code:

var webServerRelativeUrl = _spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl;
    url: webServerRelativeUrl + "/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/Pages?$filter=(Title eq 'keyword')",
    method: "GET",
    headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
    success: function (response) {
    error: function (data) {

However, users won't be able to get any results if they search for more than a word. Is there any syntax reference can help? Or there's a better way than "/_vti_bin/listdata.svc" ?

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The SP2010 Search API is not exposed in the REST endpoints or in the javascript CSOM but you can get to it via SPServices. Take a look at this blog post, it should give you what you need:


The search results come back in XML so you'll need to do some XML traversal in your code to pull out the title of the document/page/listItem in your searchResults.

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