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Need to optimize the output of a custom Search API Endpoint in ScriptRunner for Confluence Server


We are using a custom search query with ScriptRunner followed by this article :

The problem we have is that the query returns a lot of information we dont need or its duplicate, like the Content of the page is displayed with 3 different properties (resultExcerpt, content, sanitisedContent).
Our goal is:
1. To make the SearchManager return only the fields/properties we specify, title and content.
2. Optionally, reduce the content length to about 500 characters.

Looking in to the SearchManager interface javadoc, I see there is a method to return only the fields requested 

search (ISearch search, Set<String> requestedFields)
Perform a search with a given criteria, the returns searchResults only have the fields requested in the projection filled out, no other fields are valid in the searchResult.

I could not figure out how I can make the proper

Set<String> requestedFields

I tried to make it work in many ways, but I always get:

When I do .getClass I am getting the default


Here is my pity attempt to make it work, from the Console

import com.atlassian.seraph.auth.DefaultAuthenticatorimport com.atlassian.confluence.user.UserAccessorimport com.atlassian.confluence.user.AuthenticatedUserThreadLocalimport com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.SpaceManagerimport com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import groovy.json.JsonBuilderimport groovy.transform.BaseScript
import java.util.HashSet

def searchManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SearchManager)
def paramQueryString = "ArticleThatWillBeDeleted"
def query = BooleanQuery.andQuery(new TextQuery(paramQueryString));def sort = new RelevanceSort();def searchFilter = SiteSearchPermissionsSearchFilter.getInstance();def searchContent = new ContentSearch(query, sort, searchFilter, 0100);
Set<String> requestedFields = new HashSet<String>();requestedFields.add("displayTitle");
def searchresult =,requestedFields)
return searchresult.getAll()

Here is a sample of the output I am getting (when I use the JSON builder and call the API directly, because I dont know how to expand the return in the Console

"resultExcerpt": "",
"explain": {
"present": false,
"empty": true
"resultExcerptWithHighlights": "",
"extraFields": {

"displayTitleWithHighlights": ""


Without trying to use the requestedFields, the output looks something like this (I have only paste the first letters of the values)

displayTitle : A
handle : @
lastUpdateDescription :
ownerTitle :
spaceName : E
creatorUser : @
resultExcerpt : t
ownerType :
lastModifier : v
urlPath : /
resultExcerptWithHighlights : t
explain : @
lastModifierUser : @
extraFields : @
lastModificationDate : 2
type : p
content :

creationDate : 2
personalLabels : {
status : c
spaceKey : W
contentVersion : 1
creator : v
displayTitleWithHighlights : A
homePage : F
sanitisedContent : t

I allow the fact that I could have understand that all wrong, so I am open for suggestions to the problem I wanna solve.


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