This guide contains parts from a user case.

Customer question;

"Is there a mechanism to extract all the metadata –parent collection, child collections, items in the child collections, shapes in the items, and technical metadata of the components of the shape in a single call to Vidispine?"


It is possible to fetch all that information in just one call, by doing a "collection-item" search;

PUT /API/search?content=metadata,shape @searchdoc.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ItemSearchDocument xmlns="" version="2">
<operator operation="OR">

This example will create an output XML containing the search result.

More information on different search parameters for items and collections;