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Search for labels with prefix on a confluence page


I would like to search for pages with labels which are prefix with say characters OTB or otb. For example if page 1 has label OTB_First and page 2 has label otb_second, my search (CQL or Confluence search) for any page starting with OTB or otb, should give me 2 pages or even if give me labels - should give me OTB_First , otb_second

Any ideas?



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Hi @Suresh Venkat ,

if you have the possibility to run a query against the database, here's your SQL:

SELECT c.title,s.spacename, as label
FROM content c
JOIN spaces s ON s.spaceid = c.spaceid
JOIN content_label cl ON cl.contentid = c.contentid
JOIN label l ON l.labelid = cl.labelid
AND c.contenttype = 'PAGE'
AND c.prevver IS NULL;

@Nicolai Sibler : We are looking at how to display it on a page. Is there anyway, we can fire this query from a confluence page - may be via an REST/Macro. Do you know? Thanks for the query though.

Hi @Suresh Venkat If you have access to the database, the easiest way to find this information is through the database. (Make sure you have a backup of your database before performing any SQL query.) Refer this link on a sample query which you can modify as per your needs.

@Kishan Sharma : As you can see, we are looking to search and display on a page via a Macro or CQL. Any help can be provided will be appreciated 

As Brant mentioned, wildcard search for labels is not possible through the user interface currently. Either, you can export the query output from the database, and attach it to the confluence page or create a page using REST API and provide the exported output from the db query as an input (in json format) to the rest call.

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Oct 13, 2021

@Suresh Venkat There is not a wildcard search for labels available in Confluence or Jira.  I was able to find an enhancement request for Jira but not for Confluence.  I would suggest submitting one here.

@Brant Schroeder : Thanks for the inputs. Can you please point us to the Enhancement that you have put in for Jira. We want to see, if it matches to our case. 

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Oct 15, 2021

@Suresh Venkat The enhancement request I was able to find for Jira is here:

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