On api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter it states:

there are a number of built-in filters which cover common use cases.

Where can I find them? Can you make built-in filters a link?

I need only a few properties in question and answer. I tried creating a filter but it's not returning exactly what I need.

  • I ended up creating a filter that works. That filter creation page is pretty slick. Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 1:19
  • Your comment contradicts the last sentence of the question. Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 1:35

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"A number of" might be a bit of a misnomer, as there are a whopping four standard ones:

From the filters documentation:

default, each type documents which fields are returned under the default filter (for example, answers).
withbody, which is default plus the *.body fields
none, which is empty
total, which includes just .total

The page also lists a few filters that can be used for backwards compatibility with API 1.x behaviours, but makes the reasonable assertion that you shouldn't use them for any new application.

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