Confluence REST API - getting a list of pages with a short excerpt or abstract for any page

Hello,

the tile says almost all. I would like to include a short excerpt of the text when listing pages (children of one page).

If that is not possible without a recursion (to query any page in the list to get a part of the content – say the first period), another possible way could be stocking metadata properties with a specially crafted test. Would this be accessible while reading the list?

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Aleksandr Zuevich Community Champion Nov 08, 2017

Hi, I think short excerpt is not possible. By the way look at metadata properties:

/wiki/rest/api/content?expand=metadata.properties

Metadata.properties cannot provide a proper solution, you are right, but what about content.properties?

Could it be feasible to add a content property with an excerpt of the page (and maybe another with the URL of an image thumbnail) and retrieve it anytime I get a list of pages?

Aleksandr Zuevich Community Champion Nov 11, 2017

If you preliminarily set your own property to each page using POST /rest/api/content/{pageId}/property e.g. {key: "excerpt", value: "a short excerpt of the text"} then you can get it using GET /wiki/rest/api/content?expand=metadata.properties.excerpt

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