Not able to query Shared Parameters from Revit


I’m having trouble querying shared parameters sent from Revit in the GraphQL interface.
The parameters are sent to Speckle, as I can see them in the data view.


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When querying OOTB parameters we normally use the applicationInternalName to query the parameter, but for shared parameters the shared parameter name is not transferred - only a GUID-like string is available.

When trying to query the shared parameter value using the GUID-like string we get an error.

I’m not sure if the cause is the connector not translating the shared parameter name to the applicationInternalName or if I should be able to use the GUID when querying.

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Hi @martinromby ,

Sorry for the slow reply! We had to opt for using guids as the parameter names are not unique in Revit :frowning:

So I’m not sure why the call is failing… Maybe @gjedlicska or @dimitrie have some ideas…

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hey @martinromby,

I can reproduce this. Looks like having a - character in the parameter lookup borks the query. I’ll bring this up internally and let you know on what we can do.

Hey @martinromby

we’ve looked into this again, and currently there is a limitation on our end that makes querying parameters with - characters in their names not supported. Basically we’re passing the query over to our PostgreSQL database, that doesn’t support the - character in property queries.

As a workaround all i can think of is to receive the full parameters object via graphql and do the paramter lookup from the return data in your code.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


Hey @gjedlicska

Thanks for getting back to me on this subject.
I did figure the workaround out myself, but thought that it was a bit unnecessary to fetch all of the data in parameters.
I guess this solution works for now. :slightly_smiling_face:

Yeah i figured so Martin :slight_smile: , i mainly wrote it down for prosperity.
And for anyone else looking for a solution for the same problem.

Until we get around to make this work properly :smiley: