How do we add custom sorts like Most View and Best Selling products in the API of Product List in Magento 2?

I need to add the most views and best-selling products in /V1/products to this API using search criteria.

eg: http://domain.com/index.php/rest/V1/products?searchCriteria[page_size]=10&searchCriteria[sortOrders][0][field]=most-view&searchCriteria[sortOrders][0][direction]=ASC

any help on this?

2 Answers 2


For custom sort filter through api, you need to create custom module,

Create app/code/Custom/Sort/etc/di.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <type name="Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface">
        <plugin name="custom_sort_plugin" type="Custom\Sort\Plugin\ProductRepository" sortOrder="10" disabled="false" />

create the plugin file app/code/Custom/Sort/Plugin/ProductRepository.php


namespace Custom\Sort\Plugin;
    class ProductRepository
        public function afterGetList(
            \Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface $subject,
            \Magento\Catalog\Api\Data\ProductSearchResultsInterface $products
        ) {
            $searchCriteria = $products->getSearchCriteria();
            $sortOrders = $searchCriteria->getSortOrders();
            if ($sortOrders) {
                foreach ($sortOrders as $sortOrder) {
                    $field = $sortOrder->getField();
                    $direction = $sortOrder->getDirection();
                    if ($field === 'most_viewed') {
                            ['report_views' => $collection->getTable('report_viewed_product_index')],
                            'e.entity_id = report_views.product_id',
                            ['views_count' => 'SUM(views_num)']
                        )->group('e.entity_id')->order('views_count ' . $direction);
                    } elseif ($field === 'best_selling') {
                            ['sales_order_item' => $collection->getTable('sales_order_item')],
                            'e.entity_id = sales_order_item.product_id',
                            ['qty_ordered' => 'SUM(sales_order_item.qty_ordered)']
                        )->group('e.entity_id')->order('qty_ordered ' . $direction);
            return $products;

After this run the command

bin/magento cache:clean

bin/magento indexer:reindex

You should be now able to sort products in the /V1/products API using the "Most Viewed" and "Best Selling" sort options.

  • getting this error Class "Magento\Catalog\Model\Api\SearchCriteria\CollectionProcessor" not found. my magento version is 2.4.4-p1
    – Devidas
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:03
  • can u comment on this
    – Devidas
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:14
  • apologize, you can also use plugin as well, let me update answer Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:16
  • updated the answer, can you try now Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:25
  • Thank u . Let me try
    – Devidas
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:27

try it like this i think reports and analytics requires auth

curl -X GET "https://your-magento-site.com/rest/V1/products?searchCriteria[sortOrders][0][field]=views&searchCriteria[sortOrders][0][direction]=DESC&searchCriteria[pageSize]=10" -H "Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN"
  • this API works for the most viewed product ?
    – Devidas
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 11:15
  • yes this OOTB, you can try it
    – Pramod
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 15:37

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