Bulk Change of Links in Confluence

We are heavy users of Confluence and Jira.

In Confluence we have links to many Jira issues and with our recent move from Hosted Jira to OnDemand Jira all those Jira issues links in Confluence are now broken.

The urls have changed from https://blah.onjira.com/ to https://blah.atlassian.net/ so should be reasonably easy to do a replace if such a facility or process exists.

Our Confluence version is 4.1.

Any help is muchly appreciated.

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Hi Glenn,

If the name of your JIRA instance is still similar, you could just reestablish the application link to your JIRA. However it seems that you're using OnDemand version, which is unable to establish application link to outside instance due to its restricted function.

Perhaps you could use the following SQL. Please bear in mind this would work with MySQL and backup your database for safety purpose.

	SET BODY = replace(BODY,'https://blah.onjira.com/','https://blah.atlassian.net/') 
	WHERE BODY LIKE '%https://blah.onjira.com%';

Hope it helps

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So, I have about 10k links of varying macros and types. Of course, doing this by hand is something appropriate to 1982's wordstar editor, which didn't have a "find and replace" command. That we cannot do this is a definite time-sink.

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