Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SharePoint 2013 People Search REST Call

You can find the whole API reference for Search REST API here. But when you have to do People Search then you need to put the context around your search Query and it will look like as follows:

Normal Search REST Call:
http://www.sharepointblue.com/SearchCenter/_api/search/query?querytext='*'

People Search REST Call: 
http://www.sharepointblue.com/SearchCenter/_api/search/query?querytext='*'&sourceid='b09a7990-05ea-4af9-81ef-edfab16c4e31'

Note: Before firing the People Search request, make sure User Profiles are crawlled inside the SharePoint by crawling: sps3://My_Site_host_URL

Ref: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj163876.aspx

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