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Change limit of expanded children (REST API)

I am fetching several levels of children through the REST API using the expand functionality, but I am unable to figure out how to change the limit of the number of children returned.  It is always 25, even if I raise the limit on the top level.  Is this possible?  If so what is the syntax?


The call I am making is rest/api/content/search?cql=id=111&limit=200&,

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You probably need to provide more details on exactly which REST api you are using and with what arguments?

Good point @Robert Massaioli, updated my question to include the path that I am using.

Anybody found the answer to this?

Running into the same issue as Gary so I tried to call children directly attached to a page, with the hopes that the API would accept a limit on that call: 



I tried this and it works


9666655 is a page with a lot of child.

The issue is when using the expand functionality on the search.  Using the child endpoint does not provide the same data.

Any help here, @Robert Massaioli (Atlassian) ?

I am also trying to use the Content API to get content. Any time you include some expands, the API ignores the Start and Limit parameters.


e.g. content/653690267?start=10&limit=25&

Firstly, there are a number of questions that are about the REST APIs. Usually, the best location to go to ask these questions are the Developer Community:

As for the problems themselves, it seems that people are trying to iterate the children of a single piece of content using the REST APIs.

If you are:

If you can't successfully make those requests work then I would recommend either raising  thread on the Developer Community to seek help OR if you are confident that it is a bug (as per Gabriel's case) it would be a good idea to raise a bug against Confluence Cloud in

I hope this helps get everybody started in the right direction. Cheers!

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