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A API de Pesquisa permite pesquisar itens específicos no GitHub Enterprise Server.

Sobre a API de Pesquisa

A API de pesquisa ajuda a pesquisar o item específico que você deseja encontrar. Por exemplo, você pode encontrar um usuário ou um arquivo específico em um repositório. Pense nisso da mesma forma que você pensa em realizar uma pesquisa no Google. Ele é projetado para ajudá-lo a encontrar o resultado que você está procurando (ou talvez os poucos resultados que você está procurando). Assim como pesquisar no Google, às vezes, você quer ver algumas páginas com resultados de pesquisa para que você possa encontrar o item que melhor atenda às suas necessidades. Para atender a essa necessidade, a API de Pesquisa do GitHub Enterprise Server fornece até mil resultados para cada pesquisa.

Você pode restringir sua pesquisa usando as consultas. Para saber mais sobre a sintaxe de consulta de pesquisa, confira "Como construir uma consulta de pesquisa".

Resultados da pesquisa de classificação

A menos que outra opção de ordenamento seja fornecida como um parâmetro de consulta, os resultados são ordenados pela melhor correspondência e em ordem decrescente. Vários fatores são combinados para impulsionar o item mais relevante para a parte superior da lista de resultados.

Limite de taxa

Note: The following rate limits are the default rate limits for GitHub Enterprise Server. Contact your site administrator to confirm the rate limits for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

A API de pesquisa tem um limite de taxa personalizado. Para solicitações que usam a Autenticação Básica, o OAuth ou a ID do cliente e o segredo, é possível fazer até 30 solicitações por minuto. Para solicitações não autenticadas, o limite de taxa permite que você faça até dez solicitações por minuto.

Confira a documentação do limite de taxa para obter detalhes sobre como determinar o status do limite de taxa atual.

Criar uma consulta de pesquisa

Cada ponto de extremidade na API de Pesquisa usa parâmetros de consulta para executar pesquisas no GitHub Enterprise Server. Veja o ponto de extremidade individual na API de pesquisa para obter um exemplo que inclui o ponto de extremidade de parâmetros de consulta.

Uma consulta pode conter qualquer combinação de qualificadores de pesquisa compatíveis em GitHub Enterprise Server. O formato da consulta de pesquisa é:

SEARCH_KEYWORD_1 SEARCH_KEYWORD_N QUALIFIER_1 QUALIFIER_N

Por exemplo, se você quiser pesquisar todos os repositórios pertencentes a defunkt que contêm a palavra GitHub e Octocat no arquivo README, usará a seguinte consulta com o ponto de extremidade dos repositórios de pesquisa:

GitHub Octocat in:readme user:defunkt

Observação: lembre-se de usar o codificador de HTML preferencial da sua linguagem para construir cadeias de consulta. Por exemplo:

// JavaScript
const queryString = 'q=' + encodeURIComponent('GitHub Octocat in:readme user:defunkt');

Confira "Como fazer pesquisas no GitHub" para ver uma lista completa de qualificadores disponíveis, o formato deles e um exemplo de como usá-los. Para obter informações sobre como usar operadores para corresponder a quantidades e datas específicas ou excluir resultados específicos, confira "Noções básicas sobre a sintaxe de pesquisa".

Limitações no tamanho da consulta

A API de pesquisa não é compatível com consultas que:

  • têm tamanho superior a 256 caracteres (não incluindo operadores ou qualificadores).
  • têm mais de cinco operadores AND, OR ou NOT.

Estas consultas de pesquisa irão retornar uma mensagem de erro "Ocorreu uma falha na validação".

Tempo esgotado e resultados incompletos

Para manter a API de Pesquisa rápida para todos, limitamos o tempo em que as consultas individuais podem ser executadas. Para consultas que excedem o limite de tempo, a API retorna as correspondências que já foram encontradas antes do tempo limite, e a resposta tem a propriedade incomplete_results definida como true.

Atingir um tempo limite não significa necessariamente que os resultados da pesquisa estão incompletos. É possível que mais resultados tenham sido, mas também é possível que não.

Erros de acesso ou resultados de pesquisa ausentes

Você precisará se autenticar com sucesso e ter acesso aos repositórios nas consultas de pesquisa, caso contrário, verá um erro 422 Unprocessable Entry com uma mensagem "Falha na validação". Por exemplo, a pesquisa falhará se a consulta incluir qualificadores repo:, user: ou org: que solicitam recursos aos quais você não tem acesso quando entra no GitHub.

Quando a consulta de pesquisa solicitar vários recursos, a resposta conterá apenas os recursos aos quais você tem acesso e não fornecerá uma mensagem de erro listando os recursos que não foram retornados.

Por exemplo, se a consulta de pesquisa pesquisar os repositórios octocat/test e codertocat/test, mas você só tiver acesso ao octocat/test, a resposta mostrará os resultados da pesquisa para o octocat/test e nada para o codertocat/test. Este comportamento imita como a pesquisa que funciona no GitHub.

Metadados da correspondência de texto

No GitHub, você pode usar o contexto fornecido por trechos de código e destaques nos resultados de pesquisa. A API de pesquisa oferece metadados adicionais que permitem que você destaque os termos de pesquisa correspondentes ao exibir resultados de busca.

code-snippet-highlighting

As solicitações podem optar por receber esses fragmentos de texto na resposta, e cada fragmento é acompanhado de ajustes numéricos que identificam a localização exata de cada termo de pesquisa correspondente.

Para inserir esses metadados nos resultados da pesquisa, especifique o tipo de mídia text-match no cabeçalho Accept.

application/vnd.github.text-match+json

Ao fornecer o tipo de mídia text-match, você receberá uma chave extra no conteúdo JSON chamado text_matches que fornece informações sobre a posição dos termos de pesquisa no texto e a property que inclui o termo de pesquisa. Dentro da matriz text_matches, cada objeto inclui os seguintes atributos:

NomeDescrição
object_urlA URL para o recurso que contém uma propriedade de string que corresponde a um dos termos de pesquisa.
object_typeO nome do tipo de recurso que existe na object_url especificada.
propertyO nome de uma propriedade do recurso que existe em object_url. Esta propriedade é uma string que corresponde a um dos termos de pesquisa. (No JSON retornado da object_url, o conteúdo completo de fragment será encontrado na propriedade com esse nome).
fragmentUm subconjunto do valor de property. Este é o fragmento de texto que corresponde a um ou mais dos termos de pesquisa.
matchesUma matriz de um ou mais termos de pesquisa que estão presentes em fragment. Os índices (ou seja, "ajustes") são relativos ao fragmento. (Eles não são relativos ao conteúdo completo de property).

Exemplo

Usando o cURL e o exemplo de pesquisa de problemas acima, nossa solicitação de API será semelhante a esta:

curl -H 'Accept: application/vnd.github.text-match+json' \
'http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/issues?q=windows+label:bug \
+language:python+state:open&sort=created&order=asc'

A resposta incluirá uma matriz text_matches para cada resultado da pesquisa. No JSON abaixo, temos dois objetos na matriz text_matches.

A primeira correspondência de texto ocorreu na propriedade body do problema. Vemos um fragmento de texto a partir do texto do problema. O termo de pesquisa (windows) aparece duas vezes nesse fragmento, e temos os índices de cada ocorrência.

A segunda correspondência de texto ocorreu na propriedade body de um dos comentários do problema. Nós temos a URL do comentário do problema. E, evidentemente, vemos um fragmento de texto do comentário. O termo de pesquisa (windows) aparece uma vez nesse fragmento.

{
  "text_matches": [
    {
      "object_url": "https://api.github.com/repositories/215335/issues/132",
      "object_type": "Issue",
      "property": "body",
      "fragment": "comprehensive windows font I know of).\n\nIf we can find a commonly
      distributed windows font that supports them then no problem (we can use html
      font tags) but otherwise the '(21)' style is probably better.\n",
      "matches": [
        {
          "text": "windows",
          "indices": [
            14,
            21
          ]
        },
        {
          "text": "windows",
          "indices": [
            78,
            85
          ]
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "object_url": "https://api.github.com/repositories/215335/issues/comments/25688",
      "object_type": "IssueComment",
      "property": "body",
      "fragment": " right after that are a bit broken IMHO :). I suppose we could
      have some hack that maxes out at whatever the font does...\n\nI'll check
      what the state of play is on Windows.\n",
      "matches": [
        {
          "text": "Windows",
          "indices": [
            163,
            170
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Search code

Works with GitHub Apps

Searches for query terms inside of a file. This method returns up to 100 results per page.

When searching for code, you can get text match metadata for the file content and file path fields when you pass the text-match media type. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you want to find the definition of the addClass function inside jQuery repository, your query would look something like this:

q=addClass+in:file+language:js+repo:jquery/jquery

This query searches for the keyword addClass within a file's contents. The query limits the search to files where the language is JavaScript in the jquery/jquery repository.

Due to the complexity of searching code, there are a few restrictions on how searches are performed:

  • Only the default branch is considered. In most cases, this will be the master branch.
  • Only files smaller than 384 KB are searchable.
  • You must always include at least one search term when searching source code. For example, searching for language:go is not valid, while amazing language:go is.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
qstringRequired

The query contains one or more search keywords and qualifiers. Qualifiers allow you to limit your search to specific areas of GitHub Enterprise Server. The REST API supports the same qualifiers as the web interface for GitHub Enterprise Server. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query. See "Searching code" for a detailed list of qualifiers.

sortstring

Sorts the results of your query. Can only be indexed, which indicates how recently a file has been indexed by the GitHub Enterprise Server search infrastructure. Default: best match

Value: indexed

orderstring

Determines whether the first search result returned is the highest number of matches (desc) or lowest number of matches (asc). This parameter is ignored unless you provide sort.

Default: desc

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

503

Service unavailable

Code samples

get/search/code
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/code?q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 7, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "name": "classes.js", "path": "src/attributes/classes.js", "sha": "d7212f9dee2dcc18f084d7df8f417b80846ded5a", "url": "https://api.github.com/repositories/167174/contents/src/attributes/classes.js?ref=825ac3773694e0cd23ee74895fd5aeb535b27da4", "git_url": "https://api.github.com/repositories/167174/git/blobs/d7212f9dee2dcc18f084d7df8f417b80846ded5a", "html_url": "https://github.com/jquery/jquery/blob/825ac3773694e0cd23ee74895fd5aeb535b27da4/src/attributes/classes.js", "repository": { "id": 167174, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxNjcxNzQ=", "name": "jquery", "full_name": "jquery/jquery", "owner": { "login": "jquery", "id": 70142, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjcwMTQy", "avatar_url": "https://0.gravatar.com/avatar/6906f317a4733f4379b06c32229ef02f?d=https%3A%2F%2Fidenticons.github.com%2Ff426f04f2f9813718fb806b30e0093de.png", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery", "html_url": "https://github.com/jquery", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/jquery/received_events", "type": "Organization", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/jquery/jquery", "description": "jQuery JavaScript Library", "fork": false, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery", "forks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/forks", "keys_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/keys{/key_id}", "collaborators_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/collaborators{/collaborator}", "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/teams", "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/hooks", "issue_events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/issues/events{/number}", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/events", "assignees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/assignees{/user}", "branches_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/branches{/branch}", "tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/tags", "blobs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/git/blobs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/git/tags{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/git/refs{/sha}", "trees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/git/trees{/sha}", "statuses_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/statuses/{sha}", "languages_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/languages", "stargazers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/stargazers", "contributors_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/contributors", "subscribers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/subscription", "commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/commits{/sha}", "git_commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/git/commits{/sha}", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/comments{/number}", "issue_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/issues/comments/{number}", "contents_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/contents/{+path}", "compare_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/compare/{base}...{head}", "merges_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/merges", "archive_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/{archive_format}{/ref}", "downloads_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/downloads", "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/issues{/number}", "pulls_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/pulls{/number}", "milestones_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/jquery/jquery/labels{/name}", "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}" }, "score": 1 } ] }

Search commits

Works with GitHub Apps

Find commits via various criteria on the default branch (usually master). This method returns up to 100 results per page.

When searching for commits, you can get text match metadata for the message field when you provide the text-match media type. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you want to find commits related to CSS in the octocat/Spoon-Knife repository. Your query would look something like this:

q=repo:octocat/Spoon-Knife+css

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
qstringRequired

The query contains one or more search keywords and qualifiers. Qualifiers allow you to limit your search to specific areas of GitHub Enterprise Server. The REST API supports the same qualifiers as the web interface for GitHub Enterprise Server. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query. See "Searching commits" for a detailed list of qualifiers.

sortstring

Sorts the results of your query by author-date or committer-date. Default: best match

Can be one of: author-date, committer-date

orderstring

Determines whether the first search result returned is the highest number of matches (desc) or lowest number of matches (asc). This parameter is ignored unless you provide sort.

Default: desc

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples

get/search/commits
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/commits?q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/commits/bb4cc8d3b2e14b3af5df699876dd4ff3acd00b7f", "sha": "bb4cc8d3b2e14b3af5df699876dd4ff3acd00b7f", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Spoon-Knife/commit/bb4cc8d3b2e14b3af5df699876dd4ff3acd00b7f", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/commits/bb4cc8d3b2e14b3af5df699876dd4ff3acd00b7f/comments", "commit": { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/commits/bb4cc8d3b2e14b3af5df699876dd4ff3acd00b7f", "author": { "date": "2014-02-04T14:38:36-08:00", "name": "The Octocat", "email": "octocat@nowhere.com" }, "committer": { "date": "2014-02-12T15:18:55-08:00", "name": "The Octocat", "email": "octocat@nowhere.com" }, "message": "Create styles.css and updated README", "tree": { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/trees/a639e96f9038797fba6e0469f94a4b0cc459fa68", "sha": "a639e96f9038797fba6e0469f94a4b0cc459fa68" }, "comment_count": 8 }, "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 583231, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjU4MzIzMQ==", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/583231?v=3", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "committer": {}, "parents": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/commits/a30c19e3f13765a3b48829788bc1cb8b4e95cee4", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Spoon-Knife/commit/a30c19e3f13765a3b48829788bc1cb8b4e95cee4", "sha": "a30c19e3f13765a3b48829788bc1cb8b4e95cee4" } ], "repository": { "id": 1300192, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMzAwMTky", "name": "Spoon-Knife", "full_name": "octocat/Spoon-Knife", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 583231, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjU4MzIzMQ==", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/583231?v=3", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Spoon-Knife", "description": "This repo is for demonstration purposes only.", "fork": false, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife", "forks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/forks", "keys_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/keys{/key_id}", "collaborators_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/collaborators{/collaborator}", "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/teams", "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/hooks", "issue_events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/issues/events{/number}", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/events", "assignees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/assignees{/user}", "branches_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/branches{/branch}", "tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/tags", "blobs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/blobs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/tags{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/refs{/sha}", "trees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/trees{/sha}", "statuses_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/statuses/{sha}", "languages_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/languages", "stargazers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/stargazers", "contributors_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/contributors", "subscribers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/subscription", "commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/commits{/sha}", "git_commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/git/commits{/sha}", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/comments{/number}", "issue_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/issues/comments{/number}", "contents_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/contents/{+path}", "compare_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/compare/{base}...{head}", "merges_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/merges", "archive_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/{archive_format}{/ref}", "downloads_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/downloads", "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/issues{/number}", "pulls_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/pulls{/number}", "milestones_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/labels{/name}", "releases_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/releases{/id}", "deployments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Spoon-Knife/deployments" }, "score": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjU4MzIzMQ==" } ] }

Search issues and pull requests

Works with GitHub Apps

Find issues by state and keyword. This method returns up to 100 results per page.

When searching for issues, you can get text match metadata for the issue title, issue body, and issue comment body fields when you pass the text-match media type. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you want to find the oldest unresolved Python bugs on Windows. Your query might look something like this.

q=windows+label:bug+language:python+state:open&sort=created&order=asc

This query searches for the keyword windows, within any open issue that is labeled as bug. The search runs across repositories whose primary language is Python. The results are sorted by creation date in ascending order, which means the oldest issues appear first in the search results.

Note: For user-to-server GitHub App requests, you can't retrieve a combination of issues and pull requests in a single query. Requests that don't include the is:issue or is:pull-request qualifier will receive an HTTP 422 Unprocessable Entity response. To get results for both issues and pull requests, you must send separate queries for issues and pull requests. For more information about the is qualifier, see "Searching only issues or pull requests."

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
qstringRequired

The query contains one or more search keywords and qualifiers. Qualifiers allow you to limit your search to specific areas of GitHub Enterprise Server. The REST API supports the same qualifiers as the web interface for GitHub Enterprise Server. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query. See "Searching issues and pull requests" for a detailed list of qualifiers.

sortstring

Sorts the results of your query by the number of comments, reactions, reactions-+1, reactions--1, reactions-smile, reactions-thinking_face, reactions-heart, reactions-tada, or interactions. You can also sort results by how recently the items were created or updated, Default: best match

Can be one of: comments, reactions, reactions-+1, reactions--1, reactions-smile, reactions-thinking_face, reactions-heart, reactions-tada, interactions, created, updated

orderstring

Determines whether the first search result returned is the highest number of matches (desc) or lowest number of matches (asc). This parameter is ignored unless you provide sort.

Default: desc

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

503

Service unavailable

Code samples

get/search/issues
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/issues?q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 280, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit/issues/132", "repository_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit/issues/132/labels{/name}", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit/issues/132/comments", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit/issues/132/events", "html_url": "https://github.com/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit/issues/132", "id": 35802, "node_id": "MDU6SXNzdWUzNTgwMg==", "number": 132, "title": "Line Number Indexes Beyond 20 Not Displayed", "user": { "login": "Nick3C", "id": 90254, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjkwMjU0", "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/934442aadfe3b2f4630510de416c5718?d=https://a248.e.akamai.net/assets.github.com%2Fimages%2Fgravatars%2Fgravatar-user-420.png", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C", "html_url": "https://github.com/Nick3C", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/Nick3C/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "labels": [ { "id": 4, "node_id": "MDU6TGFiZWw0", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/batterseapower/pinyin-toolkit/labels/bug", "name": "bug", "color": "ff0000" } ], "state": "open", "assignee": null, "milestone": { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/v1.0", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1/labels", "id": 1002604, "node_id": "MDk6TWlsZXN0b25lMTAwMjYwNA==", "number": 1, "state": "open", "title": "v1.0", "description": "Tracking milestone for version 1.0", "creator": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "open_issues": 4, "closed_issues": 8, "created_at": "2011-04-10T20:09:31Z", "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z", "closed_at": "2013-02-12T13:22:01Z", "due_on": "2012-10-09T23:39:01Z" }, "comments": 15, "created_at": "2009-07-12T20:10:41Z", "updated_at": "2009-07-19T09:23:43Z", "closed_at": null, "pull_request": { "url": "https://api/github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347", "diff_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.diff", "patch_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347" }, "body": "...", "score": 1, "locked": true, "author_association": "COLLABORATOR", "state_reason": "completed" } ] }

Search labels

Works with GitHub Apps

Find labels in a repository with names or descriptions that match search keywords. Returns up to 100 results per page.

When searching for labels, you can get text match metadata for the label name and description fields when you pass the text-match media type. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you want to find labels in the linguist repository that match bug, defect, or enhancement. Your query might look like this:

q=bug+defect+enhancement&repository_id=64778136

The labels that best match the query appear first in the search results.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
repository_idintegerRequired

The id of the repository.

qstringRequired

The search keywords. This endpoint does not accept qualifiers in the query. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query.

sortstring

Sorts the results of your query by when the label was created or updated. Default: best match

Can be one of: created, updated

orderstring

Determines whether the first search result returned is the highest number of matches (desc) or lowest number of matches (asc). This parameter is ignored unless you provide sort.

Default: desc

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

get/search/labels
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/labels?repository_id=REPOSITORY_ID&q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "id": 418327088, "node_id": "MDU6TGFiZWw0MTgzMjcwODg=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/linguist/labels/enhancement", "name": "enhancement", "color": "84b6eb", "default": true, "description": "New feature or request.", "score": 1 }, { "id": 418327086, "node_id": "MDU6TGFiZWw0MTgzMjcwODY=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/linguist/labels/bug", "name": "bug", "color": "ee0701", "default": true, "description": "Something isn't working.", "score": 1 } ] }

Search repositories

Works with GitHub Apps

Find repositories via various criteria. This method returns up to 100 results per page.

When searching for repositories, you can get text match metadata for the name and description fields when you pass the text-match media type. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you want to search for popular Tetris repositories written in assembly code, your query might look like this:

q=tetris+language:assembly&sort=stars&order=desc

This query searches for repositories with the word tetris in the name, the description, or the README. The results are limited to repositories where the primary language is assembly. The results are sorted by stars in descending order, so that the most popular repositories appear first in the search results.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
qstringRequired

The query contains one or more search keywords and qualifiers. Qualifiers allow you to limit your search to specific areas of GitHub Enterprise Server. The REST API supports the same qualifiers as the web interface for GitHub Enterprise Server. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query. See "Searching for repositories" for a detailed list of qualifiers.

sortstring

Sorts the results of your query by number of stars, forks, or help-wanted-issues or how recently the items were updated. Default: best match

Can be one of: stars, forks, help-wanted-issues, updated

orderstring

Determines whether the first search result returned is the highest number of matches (desc) or lowest number of matches (asc). This parameter is ignored unless you provide sort.

Default: desc

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

503

Service unavailable

Code samples

get/search/repositories
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/repositories?q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 40, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "id": 3081286, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkzMDgxMjg2", "name": "Tetris", "full_name": "dtrupenn/Tetris", "owner": { "login": "dtrupenn", "id": 872147, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjg3MjE0Nw==", "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e7956084e75f239de85d3a31bc172ace?d=https://a248.e.akamai.net/assets.github.com%2Fimages%2Fgravatars%2Fgravatar-user-420.png", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/dtrupenn", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/dtrupenn/received_events", "type": "User", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "site_admin": true }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/dtrupenn/Tetris", "description": "A C implementation of Tetris using Pennsim through LC4", "fork": false, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris", "created_at": "2012-01-01T00:31:50Z", "updated_at": "2013-01-05T17:58:47Z", "pushed_at": "2012-01-01T00:37:02Z", "homepage": "https://github.com", "size": 524, "stargazers_count": 1, "watchers_count": 1, "language": "Assembly", "forks_count": 0, "open_issues_count": 0, "master_branch": "master", "default_branch": "master", "score": 1, "archive_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/downloads", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/events", "forks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/git/tags{/sha}", "git_url": "git:github.com/dtrupenn/Tetris.git", "issue_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/languages", "merges_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/merges", "milestones_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/releases{/id}", "ssh_url": "git@github.com:dtrupenn/Tetris.git", "stargazers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/subscription", "tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/tags", "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/teams", "trees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/git/trees{/sha}", "clone_url": "https://github.com/dtrupenn/Tetris.git", "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/dtrupenn/Tetris", "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/dtrupenn/Tetris/hooks", "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/dtrupenn/Tetris", "forks": 1, "open_issues": 1, "watchers": 1, "has_issues": true, "has_projects": true, "has_pages": true, "has_wiki": true, "has_downloads": true, "archived": true, "disabled": true, "visibility": "private", "license": { "key": "mit", "name": "MIT License", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit", "spdx_id": "MIT", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==", "html_url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit" } } ] }

Search topics

Works with GitHub Apps

Find topics via various criteria. Results are sorted by best match. This method returns up to 100 results per page. See "Searching topics" for a detailed list of qualifiers.

When searching for topics, you can get text match metadata for the topic's short_description, description, name, or display_name field when you pass the text-match media type. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you want to search for topics related to Ruby that are featured on https://github.com/topics. Your query might look like this:

q=ruby+is:featured

This query searches for topics with the keyword ruby and limits the results to find only topics that are featured. The topics that are the best match for the query appear first in the search results.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
qstringRequired

The query contains one or more search keywords and qualifiers. Qualifiers allow you to limit your search to specific areas of GitHub Enterprise Server. The REST API supports the same qualifiers as the web interface for GitHub Enterprise Server. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query.

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples

get/search/topics
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/topics?q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 6, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "name": "ruby", "display_name": "Ruby", "short_description": "Ruby is a scripting language designed for simplified object-oriented programming.", "description": "Ruby was developed by Yukihiro \"Matz\" Matsumoto in 1995 with the intent of having an easily readable programming language. It is integrated with the Rails framework to create dynamic web-applications. Ruby's syntax is similar to that of Perl and Python.", "created_by": "Yukihiro Matsumoto", "released": "December 21, 1995", "created_at": "2016-11-28T22:03:59Z", "updated_at": "2017-10-30T18:16:32Z", "featured": true, "curated": true, "score": 1 }, { "name": "rails", "display_name": "Rails", "short_description": "Ruby on Rails (Rails) is a web application framework written in Ruby.", "description": "Ruby on Rails (Rails) is a web application framework written in Ruby. It is meant to help simplify the building of complex websites.", "created_by": "David Heinemeier Hansson", "released": "December 13 2005", "created_at": "2016-12-09T17:03:50Z", "updated_at": "2017-10-30T16:20:19Z", "featured": true, "curated": true, "score": 1 }, { "name": "python", "display_name": "Python", "short_description": "Python is a dynamically typed programming language.", "description": "Python is a dynamically typed programming language designed by Guido Van Rossum. Much like the programming language Ruby, Python was designed to be easily read by programmers. Because of its large following and many libraries, Python can be implemented and used to do anything from webpages to scientific research.", "created_by": "Guido van Rossum", "released": "February 20, 1991", "created_at": "2016-12-07T00:07:02Z", "updated_at": "2017-10-27T22:45:43Z", "featured": true, "curated": true, "score": 1 }, { "name": "jekyll", "display_name": "Jekyll", "short_description": "Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware static site generator.", "description": "Jekyll is a blog-aware, site generator written in Ruby. It takes raw text files, runs it through a renderer and produces a publishable static website.", "created_by": "Tom Preston-Werner", "released": "2008", "created_at": "2016-12-16T21:53:08Z", "updated_at": "2017-10-27T19:00:24Z", "featured": true, "curated": true, "score": 1 }, { "name": "sass", "display_name": "Sass", "short_description": "Sass is a stable extension to classic CSS.", "description": "Sass is a stylesheet language with a main implementation in Ruby. It is an extension of CSS that makes improvements to the old stylesheet format, such as being able to declare variables and using a cleaner nesting syntax.", "created_by": "Hampton Catlin, Natalie Weizenbaum, Chris Eppstein", "released": "November 28, 2006", "created_at": "2016-12-16T21:53:45Z", "updated_at": "2018-01-16T16:30:40Z", "featured": true, "curated": true, "score": 1 }, { "name": "homebrew", "display_name": "Homebrew", "short_description": "Homebrew is a package manager for macOS.", "description": "Homebrew is a package manager for Apple's macOS operating system. It simplifies the installation of software and is popular in the Ruby on Rails community.", "created_by": "Max Howell", "released": "2009", "created_at": "2016-12-17T20:30:44Z", "updated_at": "2018-02-06T16:14:56Z", "featured": true, "curated": true, "score": 1 } ] }

Search users

Works with GitHub Apps

Find users via various criteria. This method returns up to 100 results per page.

When searching for users, you can get text match metadata for the issue login, public email, and name fields when you pass the text-match media type. For more details about highlighting search results, see Text match metadata. For more details about how to receive highlighted search results, see Text match metadata.

For example, if you're looking for a list of popular users, you might try this query:

q=tom+repos:%3E42+followers:%3E1000

This query searches for users with the name tom. The results are restricted to users with more than 42 repositories and over 1,000 followers.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
qstringRequired

The query contains one or more search keywords and qualifiers. Qualifiers allow you to limit your search to specific areas of GitHub Enterprise Server. The REST API supports the same qualifiers as the web interface for GitHub Enterprise Server. To learn more about the format of the query, see Constructing a search query. See "Searching users" for a detailed list of qualifiers.

sortstring

Sorts the results of your query by number of followers or repositories, or when the person joined GitHub Enterprise Server. Default: best match

Can be one of: followers, repositories, joined

orderstring

Determines whether the first search result returned is the highest number of matches (desc) or lowest number of matches (asc). This parameter is ignored unless you provide sort.

Default: desc

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

503

Service unavailable

Code samples

get/search/users
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/search/users?q=Q

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 12, "incomplete_results": false, "items": [ { "login": "mojombo", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25c7c18223fb42a4c6ae1c8db6f50f9b?d=https://a248.e.akamai.net/assets.github.com%2Fimages%2Fgravatars%2Fgravatar-user-420.png", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo", "html_url": "https://github.com/mojombo", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/followers", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/repos", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/received_events", "type": "User", "score": 1, "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/mojombo/events{/privacy}", "site_admin": true } ] }