When you make a
GET request to any WhereAPI endpoint, you get a default load of fields. It's a great practice to request only what you want. This section will walk you through tailoring your response payload.
Here's what a default request for states in Nigeria returns
Let's be honest, we don't need all these fields. You can customize the fields in your response with the
fields query param. Just provide a comma-separated list of items to the
fields query param
Let's assume we want only the
description fields. Here's how we'll go about it
Take a closer look
Our response will be similar to
Implementing this in your app will greatly reduce your response payload and make your app respond faster.
If you include a field that doesn't exist
?fields=jasdasd,askdasd, the API will ignore it and send only valid fields.