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Search in Confluence in child pages -- how to?

Hi Everyone,

many users of our Confluence need a search function which search only in the current page and its child pages. They have plenty levels of page hierarchy and they don't want to search through the whole space.

Is there a feature for this?




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Steven Behnke Community Leader Feb 25, 2015

Hello @Rumceisz,

You are asking for a page tree search, so why don't you use the page tree search macro? Page Tree Search Macro Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 9.39.22 AM.png

This will combine your search with the ANCESTORID:Page ID to search under AND "User's search terms," and will net you the results you are looking for. For the record, this searchs PAGES and ATTACHMENTS, not COMMENTS.



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chucktalk Atlassian Team Feb 25, 2015

Hi @Rumceisz,

You can either choose to limit your search using the built in filter to search within the Space, or you can use the customization provided by @Giuliano de Campos found here as follows:

This cuztomization requires you to use it under the HTML macro:

You can try the following customisation with on your page/space: 

<form method="POST" action="/dosearchsite.action" name="searchForm" style="padding: 1px; margin: 1px">
<input type="hidden" name="quickSearch" value="true" /> 
<input type="hidden" name="searchQuery.spaceKey" value="spacekey" />
<input type="text" accessKey="s" name="searchQuery.queryString" size="25"/>
<input type="submit" value="Search Space Name"/>

Replace the value of "spacekey" in the searchQuery.spaceKey hidden item for the space key of your space.

You only need to insert it through the desired page/space and then replace the name="searchQuery.spaceKey" for name="searchQuery.The Space Key of your Space".

In example, I have a space named "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" and the spacekey for it is CTE. I've replaced the SearchQuery to name="searchQuery.CTE".

I do hope this helps and Kudos to @Giuliano de Campos for the answer. wink


Chuck Talk | Confluence Support


The question is a bit older, but maybe other users have the same problem, in which case my app "SearchBelow" could possibly be helpful, you can check it out on Atlassian Marketplace:

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