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delete macro reference with Scriprunner


I need to delete all references to a macro (in this case: tracking-info) on all pages.

Is it possible with scriptrunner to run this job that would be based on a cql and delete all occurences of the macro ?

No need to keep the content inside the body of macro. Of course, it would be appreciate ;-)


Thanks for your help.



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Yup! This is definitely possible with ScriptRunner.

You could setup a CQL Escalation Service job (or just use the "Run Now" to run it as a one-off). A query like

macro = tracking-info and type = page 

should find all pages with the tracking-info macro in them.

As to doing the update, I've got an example up at of bulk-updating a table, but this should be just as possible to remove macro content.

I'm not 100% sure what the tracking-macro's storage format looks like, but many macros are wrapped in an ac:structured-macro tag with an ac:name attribute. You can find those elements in the Confluence storage format with a little massaging for the name-spaced format.Something like this in the inline script blank of a CQL Esclatation Service job should remove the macro and its contents entirely.

import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.PageManager
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import org.jsoup.Jsoup

def pageManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(PageManager)
hits.each { page ->
def body = page.bodyContent.body
def parsedBody = Jsoup.parse(body)
def macroBody ='ac|structured-macro').attr('ac:name', 'tracking-info')
if (!macroBody.empty) {
pageManager.saveNewVersion(page) { pageObject ->

Saving the macro's body should be possible, but is left as an exercise to the reader. :)

Also, we've got some work in the backlog to bulk update macros with less code:

Thanks Jonny for your script.


I tested it as is but it doesnt work. I have a script error when pasting it in the script inline windows. I understand the idea. So I will try to make it work.

Thanks again.,



Best of luck, Michael. One pitfall might be that this won't work via the script console -- I'm assuming you're putting it into the code blank for a CQL Escalation Service Job.

Another possible pitfall is that the storage format for the tracking-info macro looks different than my script assumes. You can read up more on that format at

If you post some sample storage format, I may be able to give you some pointers on parsing it via JSOUP.

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