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Removes nodes that have specific property set to the specific value and preserves others. Nodes that don't have the property defined are not impacted.

API design principles

Giant monolithic API docs can be overwhelming. By filtering what is most relevant to the audience, they can focus on what is most relevant and not be overwhelmed or distracted by all of the other API operations.


propertystringREQUIRED. The property name used for evaluation. It attempts to match the values.
value[string]REQUIRED. List of values used for the matching.
matchStrategystringPossible values: all, any. If all it needs to match all of the values supplied. If any it needs to match only one of the values supplied. Default value: any.


Using the Museum API (v1.0.0), use the stats command to get a summary of its contents:

redocly stats openapi.yaml

I'm interested in the paths and operations in particular:

  • Path Items: 5
  • Operations: 8

This example filters out all the endpoints tagged "Events", and redocly.yaml looks like this:

    root: openapi.yaml
        property: tags
        value: Events

To apply the decorator to the OpenAPI description, run the bundle command, like this:

redocly bundle filterout -o museum-filtered.yaml

Open the output file, museum-filtered.yaml, and the endpoints relating to special events have all been removed. Repeat the stats command, and this time the numbers are reported as:

  • Path Items: 3
  • Operations: 3

This filtered OpenAPI description can be used to publish documentation or in another part of your API lifecycle where a limited part of your API is needed. Use a single source of truth in an OpenAPI description and allow the filtering to create the reduced version, rather than maintaining two API descriptions.

You can also use the filter-out decorator on arbitrary properties that appear inside any OpenAPI object. For example, the following configuration looks for a property x-audience and removes any elements that have this property set to "Internal". Using this approach, you can remove specific parameters, responses, or endpoints from your OpenAPI description.

    property: x-audience
    value: Internal