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How to count pages in a whole Confluence instance?

Alex Bobrovski Jul 28, 2011


who can help - I'd like to know how many pages are on my Confluence? The total number mustn't include deleted articles (from the recycle bin).

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Adam Laskowski Jul 28, 2011

The best way to get an accurate count of the number of pages in the instance (excluding their previous versions) is to run this query against your database:

select count(*) from content where contenttype='PAGE' and prevver is null and content_status='current';

Limiting the contenttype to PAGE removes space and global descriptions, user info, drafts, and blog posts; only returning rows with a null previous version ensures that only the current version of the page is counted; lastly, content that has been deleted will have a status of "deleted," so you only want the rows that are still in the "current" status.

Alex Bobrovski Jul 28, 2011

If I use the {sql} macro, is it dangerous in terms of security? Is it true that any user can run the macro and get any data?

Penny Wyatt Atlassian Team Jul 28, 2011

Yes, the {sql} macro opens up your whole database to any user who can edit Confluence content.

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Kenta Yamamoto Atlassian Team Nov 30, 2016

For Confluence Cloud users, consider using REST API as below because Confluence Cloud doesn't support SQL, Macro, and some Add-ons for stats.

# Total number of pages
curl -sGLu ${A_USER}:${A_PASSWD} "https://${INSTANCE_HOST}/wiki/rest/api/search" --data-urlencode 'cql=type IN (blogpost, page)' --data-urlencode 'limit=0'


Refer my related answer at For Confluence Cloud, how do I find the total number of pages? for more detail if you needed.

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