Addteq’s Excellentable v.3.1 – Functional Spreadsheets in Confluence

March 22, 2016
5 min

This is a guest post from Addteq. They are Atlassian Experts twho specialize in software configuration, build automation and release management. This company provides the automation services for maximal efficiency of your software development and delivery process. Besides this, they can also supply you with the full stack of services for Atlassian products from installations and migrations to a complete customization and integration.

Why a new release for Excellentable? Ever wanted the ability to have fully functional spreadsheets in Confluence? Tired of using Disconnected Spreadsheets that just do not work? Well, Addteq has answered your wishes with the release of Excellentable 3.1! Addteq created Excellentable to try to maximize Confluence’s potential to create functional spreadsheets without having to export any premade tables. Now, Confluence users can create, edit, share, import and export spreadsheets easily!

How did Excellentable come to be? Excellentable version 3.1 comes packed with tons of new features and upgrades! Before we get into all of the features, let’s back up to the development of Excellentable’s new version. Addteq originally created Excellentable in the hopes of improving tables in Confluence so that they would work much like the other popular spreadsheet software that is currently out on the market. Users wanted the ability to use a spreadsheet inside Confluence for a long time! Due to the lack of functional spreadsheet add-ons available on the Atlassian Marketplace, Addteq knew that they had to recreate their original spreadsheet add-on. Now, Excellentable represents a whole new way to use and create spreadsheets within Confluence. What is included in the new release? Confluence users understand how difficult it is to import from Google Spreadsheets or Excel and export tables into a Spreadsheets page or an Excel page. With Excellentable, you can intuitively drag and drop any spreadsheet file into your open Excellentable spreadsheet and automatically, the plugin fills in your columns and rows, no matter how big the file. Of course, there is still the classic import and export options as well.

A revolutionary feature of the new version of Excellentable is the fact that it is completely cloud based. Excellentable is the first spreadsheet add-on available on the Atlassian Marketplace that is completely could based! Version 3.1 fully supports over 450 different types of functions! Now, business teams can perform all of their finance needs right in Confluence, without ever having to leave to work in a ton of different apps! Use all of the same functions as you would in Excel and other spreadsheet platforms.

Excellentable also runs vertically instead of horizontally. Meaning, in Microsoft Excel for example, you can create a spreadsheet and then add tabs to that spreadsheet. That then becomes one saved Excel document. This is considered as working horizontally. Working vertically means that a user has to save an Excellentable spreadsheet, go back into their Confluence page, and create a whole new one. When exporting or printing, they are shown as two separate spreadsheet files or tables! This is much easier to work with and more paper/ink friendly when dealing specifically with larger spreadsheets. Example of two Excellentables being exported Excellentable 3.1 is currently available for Confluence Server versions 5.8.2 – 5.9 and will soon be available for Confluence Cloud soon! There are also updated Admin permissions available for extra security features. Coming Soon to Excellentable! Within the next few months, Addteq will release more features like the ability to share an Excellentable search, spreadsheet themes, smart spreadsheet capabilities and so much more! We are already receiving tons of feedback and love all of the suggestions! Please either leave a review on the Marketplace with your thoughts or you can open up a specialized Excellentable Service Desk ticket with the feature directly inside of Excellentable. Addteq will be performing a vote for the most wanted features for future updates so please leave your feedback!

Be sure to check out the Atlassian Marketplace where you can find, trial and buy Excellentable! Also, check out our public documentation where you can find everything about Excellentable!