Side-loading allows you to retrieve related records as part of a single request. For example, normally a request to
/tickets.json returns ticket resources with a structure similar to:
To fetch the requester's data, you must then make another request to
Using side-loading, you can fetch a partial user resource along with the ticket in a single request. To make the request, add an
include parameter containing a comma-separated list of resources to load. Examples:
The response will include a top-level array of associated data under the appropriate resource key.
"name": "Bob Bobberson",
A resource may have an additional
abilities sideload that describes what the current user can do with the resource. Example:
A ticket event stream can have a
comment_events sideload that includes the ticket comments. The data returned is embedded in the
child_events property rather than in a separate array. For more information, see Sideloading in Incremental Ticket Event Export.
A user can have a
open_ticket_count sideload that specifies the total number of open tickets assigned to the user.
For more information, see Sideloading related records in the Develop Help Center.
The following Support API resources support side-loaded records:
|Support API resource||Side-loaded records|
|Tickets||users, groups, organizations, lastaudits, metricsets, dates, sharingagreements, commentcount, incidentcounts, ticketforms, metric_events (single ticket), slas (single ticket)|
|Audits||users, organizations, groups, tickets|
|Users||organizations, abilities, roles, identities, groups, openticketcount|
|Group Memberships||users, groups|
|Automations||appinstallation, permissions, usage1h, usage24h, usage7d, usage_30d|
|Macros||appinstallation, categories, permissions, usage1h, usage24h, usage7d, usage_30d|
|Triggers||appinstallation, permissions, usage1h, usage24h, usage7d, usage_30d|
|View Execution / Previewing||The following are automatically side-loaded if applicable: group, organization, users|
The following Help Center API resources support side-loaded records:
|Help Center API resource||Side-loaded records|
|Articles||users, sections, categories, translations|
|Article comments||users, articles, translations|
|Post comments||users, posts|
|Subscriptions||users, articles, sections|
|Votes||users, articles, translations|