Method: fhir.history

Full name: projects.locations.datasets.fhirStores.fhir.history

Lists all the versions of a resource (including the current version and deleted versions) from the FHIR store.

Implements the per-resource form of the FHIR standard history interaction (DSTU2, STU3, R4).

On success, the response body contains a JSON-encoded representation of a Bundle resource of type history, containing the version history sorted from most recent to oldest versions. Errors generated by the FHIR store contain a JSON-encoded OperationOutcome resource describing the reason for the error. If the request cannot be mapped to a valid API method on a FHIR store, a generic GCP error might be returned instead.

For samples that show how to call history, see Listing FHIR resource versions.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The name of the resource to retrieve.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource name:

  • healthcare.fhirResources.get

Query parameters



The maximum number of search results on a page. If not specified, 100 is used. May not be larger than 1000.



Only include resource versions that were created at or after the given instant in time. The instant in time uses the format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sss+zz:zz (for example 2015-02-07T13:28:17.239+02:00 or 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z). The time must be specified to the second and include a time zone.



Only include resource versions that were current at some point during the time period specified in the date time value. The date parameter format is yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss[Z|(+|-)hh:mm]

Clients may specify any of the following:

  • An entire year: _at=2019
  • An entire month: _at=2019-01
  • A specific day: _at=2019-01-20
  • A specific second: _at=2018-12-31T23:59:58Z


Used to retrieve the first, previous, next, or last page of resource versions when using pagination. Value should be set to the value of _page_token set in next or previous page links' URLs. Next and previous page are returned in the response bundle's links field, where link.relation is "previous" or "next".

Omit _page_token if no previous request has been made.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response is a generic HTTP response whose format is defined by the method.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.