The mode parameter is used to control the JSON output format for a GET request. Here are the allowed values:

  • normal
  • export
  • exportDetails

In the normal mode the JSON data for each object contains all attributes and relations are output as links. In the export mode the JSON data contains all attributes and child relation objects are directly embedded into the parent. Reference relations are represented as links, and also contain the unique attributes of the referred to object. The mode parameter can be applied to all GET requests and can be combined with other parameters. The export mode is useful when an entire sub-document needs to be retrieved and stored externally. For example, the following query will export the full {model} as JSON:

Accept: application/json

The exportDetails mode also includes meta-data fields and relations to external entities (outside of the target document).