I am trying to search users by email. So gis.users.search(email@example.com') works but the email query is case sensitive. So if they their user.email is First.Last@joe.com I do not find the user. Users are both internal to the organization and external. Can anybody link a syntax guide or provide me with a recommendation. Thank you.
The UserManager - arcgis.gis module — arcgis 1.8.0 documentation documentation points users to the REST API documentation for search parameters:
For your specific situation, there is no case-insensitive or wildcard search for AGOL/Portal user e-mails. There have been, and still are, enhancement requests for such functionality, but Esri hasn't acted on them in years. Honestly, I don't think they ever will, especially for wildcards.
Although you cannot do a case-insensitive user e-mail search directly, there is an interesting behavior where you can query on the user part of an e-mail address and a case insensitive search is done. In your example, searching on "First.Last" would return firstname.lastname@example.org; however, it might return additional results as well so you might need additional filtering.
You can also search on company e-mail, "joe.com", since that is likely to be all lowercase, and then use Python to search for the user within that company.
Thank you for the response Joshua. I had started off using First.Last but thought it would be best to use the full email. I will go back and use my first code. It is unfortunate that the additional functionality isn't being added.
I have read that note and found that 1 is very little help. The link doesn't work and finding ArcGIS help is not so easy to find... Do you have a link for syntax query features?
1. The query syntax has quite a few features that can’t be adequately described here. The query syntax is available in ArcGIS help. A short version of that URL ishttp://bitly.com/1fJ8q31.
The bitly link doesn't work for you? I just tried it again and it opens to Search reference—ArcGIS REST API: Users, groups, and content | ArcGIS for Developers .
To query feature services, Query (Feature Service/Layer)—ArcGIS REST API: Services Directory | ArcGIS for Developers