The start query parameter is used to exclude from a response the first N items of a resource collection.
For example, to return a list of recovery locations starting from the forth one in the /RecoveryLocations collection, send the following request:
You can combine the limit and the start query parameters to request a particular set of items. Note that the start parameter is applied before the limit parameter, regardless of the parameter position in the request. That is, top results are selected from a collection where a set of items is already excluded.
The VAO REST API returns resources in the default order based on its own semantics. To sort or filter a collection before excluding results, use the sort or filter query parameters. Note that the sort and filter parameters are applied before the start parameter, regardless of their position in the request. That is, a collection is first filtered or sorted, and then the top results are excluded.