Sort results (order_by)
This section provides information about sorting the entities returned by the ALM Octane REST API during a GET operation on collections.
The order_by parameter has the following syntax:
order_by=[<direction>]<field name>[[,[<direction>]<field name>]]
Field names are separated by commas (,).
Sorting is case-insensitive. This means that the values A B C D E a b c d e are sorted like this: A a B b C c D d E e .
Results can be sorted by any fields of the entity.
By default, most collections are ordered by name. For best performance, it's recommended to sort by ID.
Example: Get the defects collection, ordered by ID: