Using the catalog to find all items in a site

I'm puzzled why this doesn't seem to find every item in a site:

$ bin/client_reserved debug
>>> site=app.MySite
>>> len(site.portal_catalog())

when, if I look at the portal_catalog's id index, there are 2900 items.

...what am I missing?

try setSite(site)

and plone.api.portal.get() to check if the site is set.

You are probably not authenticated:

Probably the fastest way to get your answer is something like:


Or you can use unrestrictedSearchResults or the method getAllBrains :slight_smile:

Disclaimer: just telling by memory. Sorry I am too lazy and busy to test it now :slight_smile:

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There are default filters by role and effective date range. Do portal_catalog.unrestrictedSearchResults() to get all items.

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or run your code in the context of a admin user by creating a newSecurityManager()

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Or use plone.api.env.adopt_roles

I think it is also Ok to do:

brains = app.name_of_plone_site.portal_catalog()


Do you mean that it does not work, or that it does not find all the items?

>>> brains = app.skipshistorie.portal_catalog()
>>> len(brains)

You still need to use unrestrictedSearchResult() or elevated rights using newSecurityManager() or adopt_roles() for getting all results without any portal catalog filtering.

Thank you all! The solution was indeed to call getAllBrains()

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