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Calling an application within a user macro?

Hey everyone,

I am trying to use an application called "Database Connector" which uses SQL to create tables within confluence. However, when I try to call the database-query macro within a user macro it does not recognize the name despite being able to use this within a page to call the macro. Example macro below:

## example (works for panel macro)
$action.getHelper().renderConfluenceMacro("{panel:title=Title|borderStyle=none|bgColor=#f3f3f3} paragraph {panel}")

## example (fails for database connector macro)


The error message I receive is:


The purpose of this is the application does not accept parameters or output wiki markup correctly, so I am looking for a free alternative to do this. Thanks for reading and any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Nov 20, 2020

If I remember correctly, the renderConfluenceMacro method only worked for older style macros which supported wiki markup for entry. There is no equivalent for the newer style macros.

What you CAN do is create a wrapper macro that includes and configures the macro you want using its storage format version.

I wrote an article on how do to do this: Getting Started with User Macros - Writing a Wrapper Macro 

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