I'm wondering if there is a way to retrieve the item children in batches, I saw this ability other REST APIs where we can set pagination parameters like startIndex and itemPerPage.

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You can do this in the Item Web API.

Basically you have 2 parameters

  • page: Specify the page number in the result set of pages that the service shows.
  • pageSize: Specify the number of results the service returns in the HTTP response.

Which will control how many items you get, and which virtual "page" to start from.

Example: /item/{id}/query?pageSize&page&database&includeStandardTemplateFields&fields

If you want to do it in native c# code

There is no such option. Basically when you hit GetChildren() or the .Children property of an item - all children will be resolved. This is also true for Item Web API querying, but you save a bit of bandwidth by only returning a subset.

  • Hey @mark-cassidy, to use the /query service, do we need extra configurations in the Sitecore side(or item)? From the documentation You use this method to run (“execute”) a query that is stored in a Sitecore item, does that mean we need to set a query to each item? Sep 10, 2018 at 14:57
  • That was just an example. If you follow the link, there are many types of queries you can be doing. It's basically a full REST API implementation, you can get items, delete items and so on. Sep 10, 2018 at 15:38

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