'Ignore field' in API

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.

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