API to script changes to pages?


We would like to migrate our on-premises Confluence to Confluence Cloud however we have used a custom user NoPrint macro throughout most of our pages. Unfortunately user macros are not supported in the Cloud. We don't mind removing the macro but we have thousands of pages so manually updating the content is not a viable option.

Can I migrate the content to the Cloud and then update our pages via an API or some other kind of scripting?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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The Confluence REST api has what i think you need, I would approach it like this:

1) Use CQL to find all pages with your macro on it (See: https://developer.atlassian.com/confdev/confluence-rest-api/advanced-searching-using-cql#AdvancedSearchingusingCQL-macroMacroMacro).  I just had a thought, this may not work with a macro that is no longer installed.  If it doesn't, you can just parse all pages.

2) For each file, you can parse the structured storage format using the content api (See: https://developer.atlassian.com/confdev/confluence-rest-api/confluence-rest-api-examples)

3) The storage format is well structured XHTML so you can use jquery or some other library to parse and manipulate it.

Good luck!



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