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I am using the below to search to check if a product category is already created

$params = [
    'search' => "category1"
];
$searchedparaCat = $woocommerce->get('products/categories', $params);

using https://github.com/woocommerce/wc-api-php

This works however it seems to do searches as 'like' instead of absolute. For example the above could return

"category11", "category14", "category14552"....

What I need really is an absolute search so that it will ONLY return a category with the give search term as its slug. Is this possible? I know I can iterate over the returned results and filter them but before I go down that route can this be done via the api?

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Searches are always fuzzy, not exact. You might be looking for the slug parameter here. From the documentation, it reads Limit result set to resources with a specific slug.

I assume it should fit your case and it would only return the categories that match the slug provided.

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