Search for SoftLayer Resources by simple phrase.


This method allows for searching for SoftLayer resources by simple phrase. It returns a collection or array of [[SoftLayer_Container_Search_Result (type)|SoftLayer_Container_Search_Result]] objects that have search metadata for each result and the resulting resource found.

This method recognizes the special _objectType: quantifier in search strings. This quantifier can be used to restrict a search to specific object types. Example usage:

_objectType:Type_1 (other search terms…)

A search string can specify multiple object types, separated by commas (no spaces are permitted between the type names). Example:

_objectType:Type_1,Type_2,Type_3 (other search terms…)

If the list of object types is prefixed with a hyphen or minus sign (-), then the specified types are excluded from the search. Example:

_objectType:-Type_4,Type_5 (other search terms…)

A collection of available object types can be retrieved by calling the [[SoftLayer_Search/getObjectTypes|getObjectTypes()]] method.


Name Type Description
searchString string A string with search terms.

Required Headers

  • authenticate

Optional Headers

  • SoftLayer_ObjectMask

Return Values