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Full text Search API for documents

Hi Folks i want to know does Confluence API support or provide results for full text data ie. content of  documents. I can see for blogs and pages we can retrieve the body, but not sure is it possible for uploaded word or pdf documents.

 

thanks,

Raj

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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Feb 24, 2020

Hey Raj,

Welcome to the Community! You can indeed use the API to search the text of documents for indexable content (Word, Text, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, and HTML). The mechanism for searching via API is CQL - here are the documents on all the available search operators.

The text parameter includes the contents of attachments. For example, if I've got a text attachment that contains the word "potato", this search will return it:

https://mysite.atlassian.net/wiki/rest/api/content/search?cql=text ~ "potato"

 

For completeness (although you're asking about Cloud), I'll mention that Confluence Server would use the contentBody parameter for searching instead of the text parameter. Just a slight difference to note for anyone else finding this via Google search and looking for Server help.

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Daniel

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