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Is there a way to return only certain fields through an API url request?

Question asked by Michael Salmons on Jun 7, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2018 by Stuart Ryan



I am trying to pull simple reports that go beyond Canvas' built-in reports- so I have been working with the API. I have a script I can use to pull what I need, but it's everything- I want to narrow it down to login_id, user_id, and name.


I see that I can deliberately include fields with include[]=fieldname. I don't suppose there's a way to use those additively- that is, only specify the fields I want?


This is the node.js script I am using:


const request = require('request');

let url = 'https://<my domain>[]=StudentEnrollment&state[]=active&access_token=<my key>&page=5&per_page=100 rel="next"';

request(url, function (err, response, body) {
console.log('error:', error);
} else {
let results = JSON.parse(body)
for (var i in results) {


as you can see I am just manually paging through. If there is way to do this automatically, I would be very interested in that too.


My end goal is a report with the fields mentioned, in a format I could share with instructors.


Any help would be appreciated, thank you.