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This operation conducts a scalar filtering with a specified boolean expression.

query(data): Promise<ResStatus>

Request Syntax

   collection_name: string,
   consistency_level?: ConsistencyLevelEnum,
   filter: string,
   ids?: string[] | number[],
   limit?: number,
   offset?: number,
   output_fields?: string[],
   partition_names?: string[],
   timeout?: number


  • collection_name (string) -


    The name of an existing collection.

  • filter (string) -

    A scalar filtering condition to filter matching entities.

    You can set this parameter to an empty string to skip scalar filtering. To build a scalar filtering condition, refer to Boolean Expression Rules.

  • output_fields (string[]) -

    A list of field names to include in each entity in return.

    The value defaults to None. If left unspecified, all fields are selected as the output fields.

  • timeout (number) -

    The timeout duration for this operation. Setting this to None indicates that this operation timeouts when any response arrives or any error occurs.

  • consistency_level (ConsistencyLevelEnum) -

    The consistency level of the target collection.

    The value defaults to the one specified when you create the current collection, with options of Strong (0), Bounded (1), Session (2), and Eventually (3).

    what is the consistency level?

    Consistency in a distributed database specifically refers to the property that ensures every node or replica has the same view of data when writing or reading data at a given time.

    Milvus supports four consistency levels: Strong, Bounded Staleness, Session, and Eventually. The default consistency level in Milvus is Bounded Staleness.

    You can easily tune the consistency level when conducting a vector similarity search or query to make it best suit your application.

  • offset (number) -

    The number of records to skip in the query result.

    You can use this parameter in combination with limit to enable pagination.

    The sum of this value and limit should be less than 16,384.

  • limit (number) -

    The number of records to return in the query result.

    You can use this parameter in combination with offset to enable pagination.

    The sum of this value and offset should be less than 16,384.

  • partition_names (string[]) -

    The name of the partitions to query.

RETURNS Promise<QueryResults>

This method returns a promise that resolves to a QueryResults object.

    data: {
        [x: string]: any
    status: object


  • data (object) -

    The query results.

  • status (object) -

    • code (number) -

      A code that indicates the operation result. It remains 0 if this operation succeeds.

    • error_code (string | number) -

      An error code that indicates an occurred error. It remains Success if this operation succeeds.

    • reason (string) -

      The reason that indicates the reason for the reported error. It remains an empty string if this operation succeeds.


const milvusClient = new milvusClient(MILUVS_ADDRESS);
 const queryResults = await milvusClient.query({
   collection_name: 'my_collection',
   filter: "age in [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]",
   output_fields: ["age"],