This section contains information about methods for searching for data in the CDR.
In addition to implementing most of the FHIR Search specification, Smile CDR implements the following extensions:
An additional search parameter called
_source can be used to search for resources based on information about the system or request that created the resource. See Storing Source Information.
Date searches can be performed relative to "now" using the
%now parameter value. For example, to search for Procedures with a date later than now, you can search for
Note the '%' would need to be URL escaped so the actual URL will be
The way this works is Smile substitutes
%now with the current date and time in the standard FHIR format
yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss before submitting it to the FHIR Storage module.
Similarly date searches can be performed relative to 'today' using the '%today' parameter value. '%today' works the same as '%now' except that it searches as a 'date' type as opposed to a 'dateTime' type.
Smile CDR searches will currently only traverse into contained resources at the tail of the search chain. For example, consider the following search. http://localhost:8000/Observation?subject.organization.name=HealthOrg
This search will find and return Observation resources for the case where both the
subject reference and the
organization reference link to discrete resources. It will also return Observation resources for the case where the
subject reference links to a discrete resource and the
organization reference links to a contained resource. However, this search will not find resources where the
subject reference links to a contained resource.