This topic defines the rules for resource path construction according to XData URL conventions. Resources exposed by the XData server are addressable by corresponding resource path URL components to enable interaction of the client with that resource aspect. To illustrate the concept, some examples for resources might be: customers, a single customer, orders related to a single customer, and so forth. Examples of addressable aspects of these resources as exposed by the data model might be: collections of entities, a single entity, properties, and so on.
The following topics explain several different ways to access data through an URL: