When we call an API, in the response, we can choose to ignore a field that we are not interested in (see photo). I am not sure what this means.
Do we still fetch that data?
Does selecting ‘ignore field’ improve the performance of the API response? Why?
I don’t think this improve API performance and yes the data is fetched.
However, it may improve frontend display because less data will be loaded. So I guess you may see improvment with big payload
thanks for the reply @Jici. do you know if there is a way we can only fetch the data we want?
Only if the API allow you to reduce the payload sent, there’s no way. Some API will have an option for a different payload using a specific parameter. It’s the case for Podio for example that have micro, mini and full options for payload.