How to search only from root page, not full space


I want to include a Search Box in a specific page that searches only in this page and the child pages. I tried the different search macros, ending up with the "search page tree macro" (even though I would prefer the live search function). However, it still searches in the whole space where my root page is located, not just in the root page and its child pages. With the syntax: "rootpage" AND "Searchterm", it works fine, but if possible I would like to specify the searchpages in advance, and not have my colleagues type the rootpage everytime they use the search function. We are on Confluence 5.5.2.

Thanks in advance,


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You want to use the Page Tree search.

{page tree search}

Hi Stephen,

I have been using the page tree function.
I realize now that my problem is something else. When people use the searchbar, the searchbar automatically starts with the ancestorID. So my question actually is if it is possible to keep this out of the searchbar, because people might delete it if they want to specify their search and then search the whole space and not the page tree.



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