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Querying Custom Fields

Supported Operations

Operation URL Format Required Parameters Description
query /api/customField/version/3/do/query?... user_key, api_key Returns the custom fields matching the specified criteria parameters. See the Using Custom Fields section for a complete description of the custom field XML Response Format. Also see Custom Field in Object Field References

Supported Search Criteria

Search criteria may be used together in any combination and/or order unless otherwise specified. Unless output=mobile is specified, 200 custom fields will be returned with each query request. This limit is not enforced for responses formatted for mobile devices.

Parameter Datatype Options Description
created_after string today, yesterday, last_7_days, this_month, last_month, <custom_time> Searches for custom fields that were created after the specified time. If a <custom_time> is used, ensure that the specified date is formatted using GNU Date Input Syntax
created_before string today, yesterday, last_7_days, this_month, last_month, <custom_time> Searches for custom fields that were created before the specified time. If a <custom_time> is used, ensure that the specified date is formatted using GNU Date Input Syntax
id_greater_than integer <any_positive_integer> Searches for custom fields with IDs greater than the specified integer
id_less_than integer <any_positive_integer> Searches for custom fields with IDs less than the specified integer

Manipulating the Result Set

Since query result sets are limited to 200 results each, the results returned may not include all the custom fields matched by the query. To retrieve the remaining results, the following criteria can be used to navigate through the result set.

Parameter Datatype Options Description
limit integer <any_positive_integer> Specifies the number of results to be returned. Default value: 200. Note: This number cannot be larger than 200. If a number larger than 200 is specified, 200 will be used
offset integer <any_positive_integer> Specifies the first matching custom field (according to the specified sorting order) to be returned in the query response. The first offset matching custom fields will be omitted from the response. Default value: 0. Example: Specifying offset=10 will return the results starting with the 11th custom field matched by the provided criteria
sort_by string created_at, id Specifies the field that should be used to sort the results of the query. See Supported Sorting Options for more details. Default value: id
sort_order string ascending, descending Specifies the ordering to be used when sorting the results of the query. The default value varies based on the value of the sort_by parameter. See Supported Sorting Options for more details

Supported Sorting Options

The ordering of the results returned by a query request can be changed by specifying sort_by and sort_order parameters. Any of the following values are valid when specifying the sort_by parameter. For a complete list of fields involved in custom field queries, see Custom Field in Object Field References.

Value Default Sort Order Description
created_at descending Specifies that the query results should be sorted by the custom fields' created_at timestamps
id ascending Specifies that the query results should be sorted by the custom fields' id fields
name ascending Specifies that the query results should be sorted by the custom fields' name fields

XML Response Format

<rsp stat="ok" version="1.0">
    <result>
        <total_results>...</total_results>
        <customField>...</customField>
        <customField>...</customField>
        <customField>...</customField>
    </result>
</rsp>
Tag Description
<result> Contains the resulting custom fields for the specified query
<total_results> Contains the number of custom fields selected by this query. If this value is higher than 200, then several query requests may be necessary to retrieve all of the matched custom fields
<customField> The data for an individual custom field. See Using Custom Fields for a complete description of the custom field XML Response Format. Also see Custom Field in Object Field References

Using Custom Fields

Supported Operations

For a complete list of fields involved in user operations, see the Custom Field section of Object Field References.

Operation URL Format Required Parameters Description
read /api/customField/version/3/do/read/id/<id>?... user_key, api_key, id Returns the data for the custom field specified by <id>. <id> is the Pardot ID of the target custom field.
update /api/customField/version/3/do/update/id/<id>?... user_key, api_key, id Updates the provided data for the custom field specified by <id>. <id> is the Pardot ID of the custom field. Refer to Custom Field in Object Field References for more details. Returns the updated version of the custom field.
create /api/customField/version/3/do/create?... user_key, api_key Creates a new custom field using the specified data.
delete /api/customField/version/3/do/delete/id/<id>?... user_key, api_key, id Deletes the custom field specified by <id>. Returns HTTP 204 No Content on success. Note: Custom Fields may only be deleted using HTTP methods POST or DELETE.

XML Response Format

<rsp stat="ok" version="1.0">
    <customField>
        <id>1070</id>
        <name>Checkbox Field</name>
        <field_id>Checkbox_Field</field_id>
        <type>Checkbox</type>
        <type_id>3</type_id>
        <crm_id>Alt_Email__c</crm_id>
        <is_record_multiple_responses>true</is_record_multiple_responses>
        <is_use_values>false</is_use_values>
        <created_at>2014-09-19 11:43:36</created_at>
        <updated_at>2014-11-19 05:04:17</updated_at>
    </customField>
</rsp>
Tag Description
<customField> Parent tag. Contains data fields for target custom field. For complete field listing, see Custom Field in Object Field References.