MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API

list=search (sr)

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

Perform a full text search.

Parameters:
srsearch

Search for all page titles (or content) that have this value.

This parameter is required.
srnamespace

Search only within these namespaces.

Values (separate with |): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 110, 111
Default: 0
srwhat

Which type of search to perform.

One value: title, text, nearmatch
srinfo

Which metadata to return.

Values (separate with |): totalhits, suggestion
Default: totalhits|suggestion
srprop

Which properties to return:

size
Adds the size of the page in bytes.
wordcount
Adds the word count of the page.
timestamp
Adds the timestamp of when the page was last edited.
snippet
Adds a parsed snippet of the page.
titlesnippet
Adds a parsed snippet of the page title.
redirectsnippet
Adds a parsed snippet of the redirect title.
redirecttitle
Adds the title of the matching redirect.
sectionsnippet
Adds a parsed snippet of the matching section title.
sectiontitle
Adds the title of the matching section.
score
Deprecated and ignored.
hasrelated
Deprecated and ignored.
Values (separate with |): size, wordcount, timestamp, score, snippet, titlesnippet, redirecttitle, redirectsnippet, sectiontitle, sectionsnippet, hasrelated
Default: size|wordcount|timestamp|snippet
sroffset

When more results are available, use this to continue.

Default: 0
srlimit

How many total pages to return.

No more than 50 (500 for bots) allowed.
Default: 10
srinterwiki

Include interwiki results in the search, if available.

Examples:
Search for meaning.
api.php?action=query&list=search&srsearch=meaning
Search texts for meaning.
api.php?action=query&list=search&srwhat=text&srsearch=meaning
Ger page info about the pages returned for a search for meaning.
api.php?action=query&generator=search&gsrsearch=meaning&prop=info
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