Is there any limitation on the number of children that a parent page can get?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Children Display Macro

Hi all,

Do you know what is the maximum number of children for a specific parent page? Or is there no limitation?

Thanks in advance, 


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It's at least in the hundreds. We have one space that serves as our internal organization 'Wikipedia' and structure it so terms can be found under the letter of the alphabet.  Therefore, each letter is a child of the home page 'parent', and we currently have well over 6000 entries that are spread throughout. Doing the math that is an average of over 200 child pages per parent, with many having much more than that average. The site has been working very well for our thousands of employees for a few years now.

I would guess the limit is well into the thousands if there is any, but I am not technical enough to know what if any limit there may be.

Is there a number of pages you are looking to have under a specific parent that is much more than in the many hundreds or a few thousands? Just curious because if you do, it must be an interesting use case.

Thanks Tom for your feedback.

One of our end-users is planning to feed his space with hundreds of children for some of parent pages, and he wants to be sure that the Confluence platform will support it.

I am currently coming across the same question when thinking about the organization of a space that shall contain our developers knowledge base. I expect a few thousand pages and I am not sure if I should go for a similar idea like the alphabetical structure. I would prefer to have all children underneath the one parent.

Will check with Atlassian Premium Support as well.

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