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This method is used to return the results of a filter in a standard ARK results array. It can return the results of a saved filter or can be used to run a simple freetext search.




  • ftype - The filtertype. Currently only a free text search can be undertaken using the API. If you want to run a free text search ftype needs to be set to 'ftx'. You will also need to send a src.
  • src - This is the free text phrase to search on. Normal Boolean Search (i.e. Google) parameters apply.

If you want to retrieve a previously saved filter (saved using the ARK web interface) use:

  • retftrset - this needs to be set to the numeric id of a saved filter. Current saved filters can be queried using the API method describeFilters().
  • disp_mode - this is the display mode of the filter results - how the HTML will be rendered. The possible options are: chat, table, text, thumb, map. If no disp_mode is specified the results will be returned in table view.

If anonymous logins are not enabled a username and password will need to be supplied:

  • handle - username
  • passwd - password


Example 1 - getting a saved filter


Example return (returned as HTML):

<iframe> <!DOCTYPE html

    PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

<html> <head>

   <title>leskernick - API</title>
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
   <link href="skins/arkologik/stylesheets/ark_main.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet"  media="screen" />
   <link href="/~stuarteve/leskernick//skins/arkologik/stylesheets/ark_main_print.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" media="print" />
   <link href="/~stuarteve/leskernick//skins/arkologik/stylesheets/lightbox.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" />
   <link href="/~stuarteve/leskernick//skins/arkologik/images/ark_favicon.ico" rel="shortcut icon" />
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/lib/js/jquery.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/lib/js/php.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/lib/js/prototype.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/lib/js/scriptaculous.js?load=effects"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/js/js_functions.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/js/lightbox.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/~stuarteve/leskernick/js/livesearch.js"></script>



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