# Batch Requests
Batch requests allow grouping multiple individual requests into a single HTTP request payload.
An individual request in the context of a batch request is a Metadata Request, Data Request, Data Modification Request, Action invocation request, or Function invocation request.
Batch requests are submitted as a single HTTP POST request to the batch endpoint of a service, located at the URL
$batch relative to the service root, such as
Individual requests within a batch request are evaluated according to the same semantics used when the request appears outside the context of a batch request.
Lodata supports both the OData multipart batch format (opens new window), and the JSON batch format (opens new window).
This example shows the JSON batch format.
This example shows the multipart batch format.