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Cannot create pages with same name, but they are still shown in the database(in table view or data).

Hello Community,

I come here for some help. Now I am doing some website programming with confluence confiform. We want to create some pages for different projects and they should not be with the same names. I know that confluence does not allow to have the pages with the same name in one limited area. That works fine for us, but the problem is when every time I attempt to create a page with the name of some already existed other pages, it won't create a new page, but still, in the database or the table view, it seems to be created. This is something we don't want to see because we want to count the number of projects based on the database. So, if there is some method that we can also get rid of creating the records with the same name in the database? 

Thank you

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ConfiForms rules which you configure are executed AFTER the form is submitted and the record is created/updated

And are not transactional. Which means, if any post functions (rules) fail, it does not affect the record's state

I suggest to implement another rule that you run onError event and which removes the created record


Hi Alex,

Thank you very much for the answer and suggestion. This could be work, but which rule should I exactly use to only delete the record in the database? I think, 'delete page' should not be the one, since it will delete the other already created page. Thank you.

Hi Alex,

I have just tried it, it works pretty well! Thank you very much and have a nice day :)

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Welcome to the community!

There is a simple answer to this - stop looking at the database.   You shouldn't be looking in it at all - it's not designed for reporting and it's clear from your question that you do not understand how it is structured.

Thank you very much for your quick reply. You are right, I am not so familiar with the structure of the whole database. I do know and think that the database is not designed for reporting, but in the table view, the data shown are all come from the database, how can I avoid then showing them in the table view. As I also mentioned, it will also be a problem for the counting. Thank you.

What do you mean by "table view"?

I mean this:


Ah, ok, then there's a bug in the app or a broken configuration for it.  You'll need to talk to the Confiforms people about how to get it fixed.

Alright, Nic, thank you very much anyway for the answers : )

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