Based on the following question RAP: Key As Segment capability support posted by Geert-Jan Klaps I found that I missed to blog about a nice “out-of-the-box” feature available for OData V4 services that lets a consumer use an alternate convention for addressing entities by appending a segment containing the unquoted key value to the URL.

This feature is described in the OData V.4.01 specification OData Version 4.01. Part 2: URL Conventions (

That means instead of


you can use the more REST like syntax


it even works with navigation so that you can use the following URL as well:


This feature works for OData V4 services based on the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model but also for services based on a code based implementation based on the SAP Gateway OData V4 framework when using the latest SP of SAP_GWFND.

Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio

Author Since: March 10, 2022

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