API:Allcategories

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Get a list of all categories. This differs from list=allpages&alnamespace=14 in that empty categories aren't listed, and categories without description pages are.

Parameters[edit | edit source]

  • acfrom: The category to start enumerating from
  • acto: The category to stop enumerating at
  • acprefix: Search for all category titles that begin with this value
  • acdir: Direction to sort in
    • ascending: List from A to Z (default)
    • descending: List from Z to A
  • acmin: Minimum number of category members
  • acmax: Maximum number of category members
  • aclimit: How many categories to return. No more than 500 (5000 for bots) allowed. Default: 10
  • acprop: Which properties to get (separate with '|'). No default value
    • size: Adds number of pages in the category
    • hidden: Tags categories that are hidden with __HIDDENCAT__

Example[edit | edit source]

List the first 10 categories whose name starts with "List of"

Error Codes[edit | edit source]

None