Most get actions for getting information about a single construct produce formatted output some people refer to a pretty print. Example:
With this improvement, the outputType parameter can be used to have the output data formatted in a different way, like table, text, or json:
Similarly for json output.
The outputType is a global parameter in that it is not listed in the parameter list for individual actions, but is valid for all get and get...List actions implicitly. It is only listed in the parameter section.