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list=allcategories (ac)

(main | query | allcategories)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.

Enumerate all categories.

Parameters:
acfrom

The category to start enumerating from.

accontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

acto

The category to stop enumerating at.

acprefix

Search for all category titles that begin with this value.

acdir

Direction to sort in.

One value: ascending, descending
Default: ascending
acmin

Only return categories with at least this many members.

acmax

Only return categories with at most this many members.

aclimit

How many categories to return.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Default: 10
acprop

Which properties to get:

size
Adds number of pages in the category.
hidden
Tags categories that are hidden with __HIDDENCAT__.
Values (separate with |): size, hidden
Default: (empty)
Examples:
List categories with information on the number of pages in each.
api.php?action=query&list=allcategories&acprop=size
Retrieve info about the category page itself for categories beginning List.
api.php?action=query&generator=allcategories&gacprefix=List&prop=info
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