Customize REST API Response, Object Metafields Search
We've got a couple updates to make editing and integrating your Cosmic-powered content faster and easier.
1. Customize API Response Data
You can now add a query parameter (
props) to the REST API (or NPM module)
to limit the response data to only selected properties. Think of this like GraphQL-ifying your REST response to get only the data you need.
For example here's the old way to get Objects from the REST API which gives you everything:
And now the same query with added
props query parameter.
As you can see, adding
props to your query makes your response much more concise giving you only the data you need. This should make your API responses faster, giving you and your end users a better experience 😎
Note: You can also add
metadata.your_key to get selected metadata values (limited to one level only).
We've also updated the "Developer Tools" modal in the Dashboard to check out what this looks like:
You can also limit the depth of your response data by adding the query param
depth. This will limit the nested depth of Object Metafields.
Check out the updated REST API docs for more info.
2. Search Objects in Object Metafields
One of our most popular features is the ability to connect Objects to each other to create relationships. For example: Blog Posts may need to connect to Categories and Authors which you can accomplish using Object Relationship Metafields.
It's now much easier to find the Object you're looking for with a new search feature on the Object Select modal. Simply type in a keyword to quickly find the Objects you need. Gif below: