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Getting the children of a node

You can get the children of a specific node in the repository by using its id. The resulting AtomPub XML document describes children of the node. You can tailor the information returned by providing HTML parameters. You can use this method to navigate a folder tree in the repository.

URL format

Here is an example of a URL to retrieve the children of a specific node in an Alfresco on-premise instance:

https://localhost:8080/alfresco/api/-default-/public/cmis/versions/1.1/atom/children?id=5dba1525-44a6-45ed-a42e-4a1a1a3f0539

The response body is an AtomPub XML document which describes the child nodes in a standard way. See the CMIS specification for more details.

Parameters

You can add the following optional HTTP parameters to the URL:

Parameter Optional? Default value Description
filter Yes Repository specific A comma-separated list of query names that defines which properties must be returned by the repository.
orderBy Yes Repository specific A comma-separated list of query names that defines the order of the results set. Each query name in the list must be followed by the string ASC or DESC to specify the direction of the order, ascending or descending.
includeAllowableActions Yes false A boolean value. A value of true specifies that the repository must return the allowable actions for each node.
includeRelationships Yes IncludeRelationships.NONE The relationships in which each node participates that must be returned in the response.
renditionFilter Yes cmis:none A filter describing the set of renditions that must be returned in the response.
includePathSegment Yes false A boolean value. A value of true returns a path segment in the response for each child object that can be used to construct that object's path.
maxItems Yes Repository specific The maximum number of items to return in the response.
skipCount Yes 0 The number of objects to skip over before returning any results.

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