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Grouper Web Services


Find stems search for stems based on name, attribute, parent stem, etc. Can build queries with group math (AND / OR / MINUS)


  • Use query type to build one query object
  • For AND|OR|MINUS you can link up multiple queries into one
  • Returns stems
  • Can actAs another user
  • v2.1 and later, you can sort and/or page the results of individual filter types: parent stem, and approximate group name.  Can sort on name, displayName, extension, or displayExtension.

Find stems Lite service

  • Accepts one query to search (cannot use group math)
  • Documentation: SOAP (click on findStemsLite), REST (click on findStemsLite)
  • For REST, the request can put data in query string (in URL or request body)
  • REST request (colon is escaped to %3A): GET /grouper-ws/servicesRest/v1_3_000/stems
    • Note: if passing data in request body e.g. actAs, use a POST
  • (see documentation above for details): Request object, response object
  • Response codes
  • Samples (all files with "Lite" in them, click on "download" to see file)

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