For instance, let's say you want to serve up contact 1111111's data.

I know you can make an endpoint like /contacts?id=1111111

Is it possible to have an endpoint like /contacts/1111111 where the apex code is able to get the value 1111111 instead of using a query parameter like the first example?


Yes, you can parse RestContext.request.requestURI to get that sort of information.

global with sharing class MyRestService
    global static void doPost()
        List<String> path = RestContext.request.requestURI.split('/');
        // check for specific elements in the path
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