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prop=categories (cl)

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

List all categories the pages belong to.

Parameters:
clprop

Which additional properties to get for each category:

sortkey
Adds the sortkey (hexadecimal string) and sortkey prefix (human-readable part) for the category.
timestamp
Adds timestamp of when the category was added.
hidden
Tags categories that are hidden with __HIDDENCAT__.
Values (separate with |): sortkey, timestamp, hidden
clshow

Which kind of categories to show.

Values (separate with |): hidden,Β !hidden
cllimit

How many categories to return.

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

When more results are available, use this to continue.

clcategories

Only list these categories. Useful for checking whether a certain page is in a certain category.

Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
cldir

The direction in which to list.

One value: ascending, descending
Default: ascending
Examples:
Get a list of categories the page Albert Einstein belongs to.
api.php?action=query&prop=categories&titles=Albert%20Einstein
Get information about all categories used in the page Albert Einstein.
api.php?action=query&generator=categories&titles=Albert%20Einstein&prop=info
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