Atlassian Confluence has proved to be a powerful and feature-rich platform for content management. The built-in macros and tools in junction with unlimited extensibility through third party add-ons makes this system very flexible and convenient for information collaboration among different teams.
We start a series of video tutorials that will help you master Confluence and reveal its full potential for your everyday work.
Our first tutorial will show you the way to generate reports on specific properties of your pages in Confluence.
Page Properties and Page Properties Report macros
On any Confluence page you can insert the Page Properties macro that allows you to define one or multiple properties to the page. These properties are placed within the specifically formatted table. The Page Properties Report macro further pulls these properties (so called metadata) from pages having the specific labels and generates a table listing these properties.
This may be convenient when you deal with the pages storing the similar content, so with this macro you can keep some metadata that can be further used for filtration or visualization.
The easiest way to use Page Properties macro on your page is to create a blueprint and place the table with metadata and text hints there.
So, every time when a user creates a new page with blueprint you will have the same metadata that will keep consistency for all the pages created on the basis of the same blueprint.
To generate a report on content, you need to create a page with the Page Properties Report macro. When placed on the page, you need to select one or multiple page labels against which the list of pages with be generated.
Once you save the page, the macro generates the list of pages with metadata. When you get a quick long list, you may find it useful to filter content instead of assigning new labels and generating multiple lists on different series of pages. So here, Table Filter and Charts add-on will help you with this.
So, how it works? Watch our video showcasing the key moments!
If you have any questions, feature requests or problems with add-on configuration, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will contact you.