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Web API Visual Studio - Get query (with parameters)

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I created my first ever Web API using Visual Studio Core, using the database-first approach, with a SQL Server on Azure and hosted on Azure. The GET returns only about 20 rows of data of about 3 column, which is all the content in the table. This was easy and works fine.

Now I want to create a similar Web API, but on a table that has 100,000 rows and 20 columns. But I only want to GET about 150 rows at any time, filtered by 3 columns. So, I'm thinking the way to do this is to get ALL of the rows and then filter on the client side (Google Sheets), but I'm thinking it is not practical (will take too long to get). Or, is it?
I'm thinking the way to go is to send the parameters to the query (like I do with ADO/SQL directly on the SQL Server from an Excel application). But I don't know how to as yet with a Web API.

1. is getting 100,000 rows way too much?
2. if so, can I have a Stored Procedure working with the Web API? (as my only knowledge is of the database-first approach to building the API, from a database table and not a Stored Procedure. Newbie).

Any advice welcome, and any links to an example to follow please?
Thank you

Chinmay Patel
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