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I have a term store which has some terms "Defender", "Forward", etc. I then have a document library which uses those terms as meta data on the documents.

I want to use the sharepoint search api to retrieve any documents that have used the "Defender" meta data, like in the images below.

I have a function to grab the documents:

  public getDocuments() {
    axios 
    .get("https://bpk.sharepoint.com/_api/SEARCH DOCUMENTS VIA TERMS FROM THE TERM STORE",
            { params:{},
              headers: { 'accept': 'application/json;odata=verbose' }
            })
    .then(response => {
      this.setState({
        documents: response.data.d.results
      });
    })
    .catch(error => {
      console.log(error);
    });
  }

Can anybody please point me in the right direction for what the search api end point should be? <3

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EDIT - This is how I achieved this!:

  public getDocuments() {

    axios
      .get("https://bpk.sharepoint.com/_api/search/query?querytext='owstaxIdPOsitionsx0020COlour:defender'&trimduplicates=true&rowsperpage=100&rowlimit=1000",
        { params:{},
          headers: { 'accept': 'application/json;odata=verbose' }
        })
      .then(response => {
        this.setState({
          documents: response.data.d.query.PrimaryQueryResult.RelevantResults.Table.Rows.results
        });
      })
      .catch(error => {
        console.log(error);
      });

  }
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Your starting point is /_api/search/query.

A simple query would be: /_api/search/query?querytext='sharepoint'

You need to learn to use the Keyword Query Language to construct your query.

If you are using a customer metadata field you'll need to create a Managed Property for example Position. Then you can use it in your queries.

Specifically for Taxonomy fields you can use taxonomy ID or Term depending on how you want your query to work: owstaxIdPosition:'Defender'

The documentation you seek begins here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/sharepoint-search-rest-api-overview

  • Thanks dude, I have sorted this now :D – BennKingy 2 days ago
  • I have updated my answer to show my solution – BennKingy 2 days ago
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    Excellent! Glad it worked. – Matthew McDermott 2 days ago

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