I am trying to query for a Sitecore item where a particular field has a particular value but am not successfull in doing so.

I am trying to do http://sc8/-/item/v1/?query=/sitecore/content/Home/*[@Title=#Welcome to Sitecore#]

The response I am getting is { "statusCode": 400, "error": { "message": "Bad Sitecore query (/sitecore/content/Home/*[@Title)." } }

Can any one correct me please?


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I believe the problem is the hash (#) signs instead of quotes (') around values.

This is a sample query from the Item Web API documentation:
/sitecore/content/Home/*[@Title='Welcome to Sitecore']

Documentation link (old, but I could not find any more recent): https://sdn.sitecore.net/upload/sdn5/modules/sitecore%20item%20web%20api/sitecore_item_web_api_developer_guide_sc65-66-usletter.pdf

Hash (#) signs are used to escape item names in the path and field names when they contain protected characters and words:

See e.g. these links for more details on the query syntax: https://community.sitecore.net/technical_blogs/b/sitecorejohn_blog/posts/sitecore-query-cheat-sheet https://sdn.sitecore.net/Reference/Using%20Sitecore%20Query/Sitecore%20Query%20Syntax.aspx

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