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Attachments label Confluence not inheriting



So I have a Confluence page which contains a Attachment Macro. Now this attachment Macro has a label setup. 

When I upload a image/attachment it does not show the attachment in the file list overview on the confluence page for the simple reason that that image does not inherit the label from the attachments Macro. 

This used to work previously but now all of a sudden it does not. 
Any idea what change here? Am I missing a step? 

I don't want to remove the label from the macro as I want to have an overview of attachments which contain that specific label.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi @Howard Nedd ,

I know that it worked if you used the upload button - drag & drop never worked - at least based on my knowledge.

Our app Attachment Boxes closes this gap.

Best regards


Hi @Andreas Purde


Thank you for the useful reply. This is the case indeed and it resolves my problem here.


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Kishan Sharma Community Leader Jan 11, 2022

Hi @Howard Nedd 

You do not add label to attachments macro, but rather to an individual attachment. 

The Attachment Labels parameter in the attachments macro is used to filter the attachments to display. Confluence will show only attachments that have all the labels you specified. 

So once you upload an attachment you should label them first. To add labels to an attachment:

  1. First, open the page that contains the attachment you'd like to label.
  2. Select Actions menu icon to open the more options menu, then select Attachments.

  3. You'll see a list of attachments, with any existing labels listed in the Labels column.
  4. Select the edit icon  in the Labels column, next to the attachment you'd like to label. This will open the Labels dialog box.
  5. Enter the text of the label you’d like to add into the search box. If it matches any existing labels on your site, those will appear as suggestions in the dropdown.
  6. Select Add to create a new label using the text you entered. If you'd like to use one of the suggested labels, select it from the list, then select Add.
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 to add additional labels to your page. Once you’re done, select Close.

Let me know if this works for you after adding label to your attachments.

Hi Kishan,

Thank you. I already understood this way of doing it but this was not the user case. 



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Kishan Sharma Community Leader Jan 12, 2022

Thank you for confirming @Howard Nedd  and glad you got it sorted :)

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