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Problem getting a macro parameter Edited

<xhtml-macro name="clientinfo" key="clientinfo"
        <description>A macro that extracts the client information from a JIRA issue and returns it as a JSONObject.
        <category name="admin"/>
            <parameter name="issuekey" type="string" default="CI-02" required="true"/>

    <xhtml-macro name="printinfo" key="printinfo"
        <description>A macro that prints out the information from the fields in a JIRA issue.</description>
        <category name="admin"/>
            <parameter name="add" type="string" default="City"/>

So this is part of my atlassian-plugin.xml
As you can see I have 2 macros here, the 1st one I use to get the information from a JIRA issue and put it in a context, and the 2nd should get information from that context, the idea being not to make 1000 requests to JIRA so as to get the info from each field.

public class ClientinfoMacro implements Macro {

    public String execute(Map<String, String> params, String arg1, ConversionContext conversionContext)
            throws MacroExecutionException {

        String key = params.get("issuekey");
        Hashmap<String, String> map = new FieldMap().parse(fields);
        conversionContext.setProperty("fieldMap", map);
        conversionContext.setProperty("issueJson", issue);


This is how I get the parameter in the 1st macro (params.get("issuekey")) and it works. I've also included the properties I pass to the 2nd macro.

public class PrinterMacro implements Macro {

    public String execute(Map<String, String> params, String s, ConversionContext conversionContext)
            throws MacroExecutionException {

        String add = params.get("add");
        HashMap<String, String> fieldMap = (HashMap<String,String>)conversionContext.getProperty("fieldMap");
        JSONObject issue = (JSONObject)conversionContext.getProperty("issueJson");

That's how I try to get the parameter in the 2nd macro (params.get("add")), but for some reason it doesn't work. I cast the properties from the conversionContext properly, I've checked, but for some reason the add parameter is null, despite of me typing in it's field.


   at com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.clients.PrinterMacro.execute(

34->  System.out.println("prop id: "+fieldMap.get(add));

Any idea as to why I can't get the parameter in the 2nd macro?




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import org.apache.commons.lang.StringUtils;

String key = StringUtils.defaultString(params.get("issuekey"), "CI-2");
String add = StringUtils.defaultString(par.get("getfield"), "Client Type");

After some time spent on BitBucket going through other people's code I saw they used StringUtils and when I tried it, it worked. Now both parameters return the correct value.

For anyone wondering why this fixes it, default values defined in the plugin .xml aren't actually passed to the macro if they are selected, so you have to provide the default value server side in code. 

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