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OData: difference between Template-model query and filtered physical model query?

Question asked by Roger Palmen on Dec 29, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2015 by lmlcoch

I have been looking at the documentation of the OData feature in the Web API CTP, did not install or experiment yet.


I do not really understand the difference / benefit of the template model, when i can filter the physical model on template too. Anyone to enlighten me?

The below two queries from the query compendium should return the same results:


PHYSICAL: Snapshot values of attributes of element created from Boiler template:


$filter=Attribute/Element/Template/Name eq 'Boiler'&




TEMPLATE: Snapshot of all Boiler attributes: