FAQs - Autocomplete API

Miscellaneous (but useful) information on the Autocomplete API


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What is the metadata field in the API response?

The metadata field is a set of contextual information associated with each autocomplete suggestion that can be used to help further identify the entity being suggested. For example, when requesting company autocomplete suggestions, metadata such as website, industry and location can help further identify exactly what company a suggestion is referring to.

Note, however, that not all responses will have metadata - it depends on which type of Input Parameters - Autocomplete API you specified in the input request. Some fields such as industry and skills do not contain metadata because there is no other contextual information that can further identify each suggestion beyond just the name (i.e. there's not really much context you can provide on the skill javascript beyond just it's name).

You can see a detailed list of the metadata fields associated with each type of input field here.

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