Get methods: Resource reference

This rule enforces that all Get standard methods have google.api.resource_reference on their string name field, as mandated in AIP-131.


This rule looks at the name field of any message matching Get*Request and complains if it does not have a google.api.resource_reference annotation.


Incorrect code for this rule:

// Incorrect.
message GetBookRequest {
  // The `google.api.resource_reference` annotation should also be included.
  string name = 1 [(google.api.field_behavior) = REQUIRED];

Correct code for this rule:

// Correct.
message GetBookRequest {
  string name = 1 [
    (google.api.field_behavior) = REQUIRED,
    (google.api.resource_reference).type = ""


If you need to violate this rule, use a leading comment above the field. Remember to also include an comment explaining why.

message GetBookRequest {
  // (-- api-linter: core::0131::request-name-reference=disabled
  // We need to do this because reasons. --)
  string name = 1 [(google.api.field_behavior) = REQUIRED];

If you need to violate this rule for an entire file, place the comment at the top of the file.