OData services support requests for data via HTTP
# Entity Collections
Requesting entity sets, and entities from the set, are the two most common OData requests:
OData URLs are case-sensitive, make sure you're using the right casing for your entity sets!
# Individual Entity by ID
The requests below return an individual entity of type Person by the given ID 'michael-caine'.
The first uses the standard OData syntax where the key is provided inside parentheses. The key must be provided as the correct type, in this case it is a string.
The second shows OData's key-as-segment convention, allowing the key to be provided as a path segment. The provided key is type-coerced into the correct format when this syntax is used.
# Individual Property
To address an entity property clients append a path segment containing property name to the URL of the entity. If the property has a complex type, properties of that value can be addressed by further property name composition. First let's take a look at how to get a simple property. The request below returns the Name property of a Person.
Then let's see how to get a property value of a complex type. The request below returns the Address of the complex type Location of a Person.
# Individual Property Raw Value
To address the raw value of a primitive property, clients append a path segment containing the string
the property URL. The request below returns the raw value of property Name of a Person.