Friday 23 February 2024

difference between query params and uri params in MuleSoft44

 difference between query params and uri params in MuleSoft

Both query parameters and URI parameters play a role in constructing URLs within MuleSoft 4, but they serve different purposes and have distinct characteristics:

URI Parameters:

  • Part of the URL path: Represented by curly braces ({}) in the URL template.

  • Identify specific resources: Used to uniquely identify a specific instance of a resource within a collection.

  • Mandatory or optional: Can be mandatory (no curly braces) or optional (with curly braces).

  • Captured in flow variables: Accessed using #[path.paramName] within Mule flows.

  • Examples:

  •{userId} (captures specific user)

  • /products/{category}/{id} (captures product category and ID)

Query Parameters:

  • Appended to the URL: Follow the question mark (?) and are key-value pairs separated by ampersands (&).

  • Filter or modify resources: Used to filter, sort, or modify the behavior of a resource retrieval.

  • Optional and mutable: Always optional and can have multiple values for the same key.

  • Captured in message attributes: Accessed using #[message.query.paramName] within Mule flows.

  • Examples:

  • (filters and sorts items)

  • /reports?year=2024&format=csv (specifies year and format for report)

Key Differences:


URI Parameter

Query Parameter


URL path

URL query string


Identify specific resource

Filter or modify resource behavior


Can be mandatory or optional


Data access

Flow variables (#[path.paramName])

Message attributes (#[message.query.paramName])

Choosing the right approach:

  • Use URI parameters: For identifying specific resources, especially when they are part of a hierarchical structure.

  • Use query parameters: For filtering, sorting, or modifying resource behavior without affecting the resource itself.

  • Combine both: Often used together in URLs to achieve fine-grained control over resource access and behavior.


Understanding the differences between URI parameters and query parameters is crucial for constructing well-structured URLs and effectively interacting with external systems in MuleSoft 4.

I hope this explanation clarifies the distinctions between these two URL components. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions or require more specific examples based on your use case!

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