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Add Macros To Page Body Programmatically (C#)

Bart Kerfeld Jul 28, 2015

Hello, I have been developing an app in C# to quickly write a bunch of html pages to our confluence site. I have found that the html macro works well for this the problem is that I do not know how to generate a proper macro id for it. 

<ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="945a5a80-e4b6-4092-89f1-03db8a5bbe3e" ac:name="html" ac:schema-version="1"><ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[ HTML GOES HERE]]></ac:plain-text-body></ac:structured-macro>

The method I use to update the pages is through the REST API (I use sql to get content id and version). It works for me. Any ideas on how to generate a macro-id?

public void UpdatePage(string pageName, string spaceKey, string bodyContent, bool verbose = false)
            this.verbose = verbose;
            string contentId = GetContentId(pageName, spaceKey);
            int nextVersion;
            if (Int32.TryParse(GetPageVersion(pageName, spaceKey), out nextVersion))
                Console.WriteLine("String could not be parsed.");
            string version = nextVersion.ToString();
            string query = "{\"id\":\"" + contentId + "\",\"type\":\"page\",\"title\":\"" + pageName + "\",\"space\":{\"key\":\"" + spaceKey + "\"},\"body\":{\"storage\":{\"value\":\"" + bodyContent + "\",\"representation\":\"storage\"}},\"version\":{\"number\":" + version + "}}";
            program.RunQuery(ConfluenceResource.content, contentId, query, "PUT", verbose);
public void RunQuery(string resource, string argument = null, string data = null, string method = "GET", bool verbose = false, bool retry = false)
            string url = string.Format("{0}{1}/", BASE_URL, resource.ToString());
            if (argument != null)
                url = string.Format("{0}{1}/", url, argument);
            HttpWebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(url) as HttpWebRequest;
            request.ContentType = "application/json";
            request.Method = method;
            if (data != null)
                using (StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(request.GetRequestStream()))
            string base64Credentials = GetEncodedCredentials(USERNAME, PASSWORD);
            request.Headers.Add("Authorization", "Basic " + base64Credentials);
                HttpWebResponse response = request.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
                string result = string.Empty;
                using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
                    result = reader.ReadToEnd();
                if (verbose) Console.WriteLine(result);
            catch (Exception)
                if (!retry)
                    Console.WriteLine("Failed to processes, trying again...");
                    RunQuery(resource, argument, data, method, verbose, true);
                else throw;

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Amit Rawat Mar 14, 2017

I am also stuck with this problem. How can we get this macro id. Did you find any solution?

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