How to get the id of an attachment?

Where can i get the if of an attachment from? I didnt find it in the attachement section.



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If you can use the REST API, then you can get the ID of an attachment.  There are three different methods you could use:

  1. /rest/searchv3/1.0/search?queryString={filename}&type=attachment

  2. /rest/prototype/1/content/{pageId}/attachments

  3. /rest/api/content/{pageId}/child/attachment

You could search for the filename using the first one, or you could use the page ID for the second and third (with the third one, the id is prefixed with "att".

I would recommend using the second one, as it is the one that will be compatible with the most versions.  You could either use the REST API browser available from the marketplace, or you could paste this url in your browser:

http://<your confluence site>/<contextpath (if you have one)>/rest/prototype/1/content/<pageId>/attachments?os_username=<your username>&os_password=<your password>

Just fill in the blanks with the required information and you will see the IDs for all attachments attached to that page.


REST API Browser > api/content({id}/child(attachment > id = pagedid You get all attachments. Thanks for that hint :)

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Hi, there.


I think you can get that by going to the attachments page, hovering your pointer over the attachment's name and checking the URL. I think the ID is the number 'attachments', like:

I hope that was what you were asking.


Kind regards.

Jaime Kirch da Silveira.

Okay thanks i will try that and give you response.

Actually that is the ID of the page that the attachment is attached to.

Yep, that wasn't it.

The attachment has a data-attribute called "data-linked-resource-id". I'm not 100% sure, but I think that is it. I'm looking for an answer to this question, too and I'll try that out now

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