# fleet

Marc Roelofs

03/03/2022, 2:02 PM
Hi, API question here ... I'm experimenting with the API to allow some other tools to ingest the data that comes from some basic queries . Now I am able to use the api to return query information on host-id 1,2 ,5,7 . but how to I do this for all hosts in the inventory

Tomas Touceda

03/03/2022, 3:08 PM
hi there, you could list all hosts, depends what information you want to get. You might need to get it one by one

Sarah Gillespie

03/03/2022, 6:16 PM
Hi @Marc Roelofs, if you want to run a live query on all hosts, you can first look up the
the all hosts label using
GET /api/v1/fleet/labels
endpoint. In the results, you should find an entry that looks something like this:
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  "labels": [
      "created_at": "2022-02-14T15:58:54Z",
      "updated_at": "2022-02-14T15:58:54Z",
      "id": 6,
      "name": "All Hosts",
      "description": "All hosts which have enrolled in Fleet",
      "query": "select 1;",
      "platform": "",
      "label_type": "builtin",
      "label_membership_type": "dynamic",
      "host_count": 2010,
      "display_text": "All Hosts",
      "count": 2010,
      "host_ids": null
might be different in your instance so I recommend confirming just to be sure. Then you can plug that into the body of your prior request to the
POST /api/v1/fleet/queries/run
endpoint, something like this:
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    query: "SELECT * FROM osquery_info;",
    query_id: 60,
    selected: {
      hosts: [],
      labels: [6],
      teams: []
You can also target subsets of hosts using the other builtin labels or set up your own custom labels.
Ah I see that you were using the
endpoint. The
endpoint works with a websocket connection so it may not be a fit for your use case.

Marc Roelofs

03/04/2022, 6:59 AM
Hi @Sarah Gillespie thanks for this , I'll give it a try (new to API connectivity, but it looks very powerful)