Can I filter the Attachments macro by partial file name e.g. Fred*.PDF

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Attachments Macro

Suppose i have a set of 50 attachments with two types of file name structures:

Fred1.PDF   Fred2.PDF   Fred3.PDF .... Fred20.PDF

Mary1.PDF  Mary2.PDF   Mary3.PDF .... Mary30.PDF

Can I embed two versions of the Attachments macro (perhaps each in an Expand macro) and have them "filter" what is in the list e.g.  one for files as Fred*  and another for Mary*

I don't want to have to go through the list and add Labels to each file .. somewhat tedious!  sad

Note also this (as yet unanswered) question about the downloading selction from that filtered list

3 answers

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.

Yes, you can use regex to filter what's shown in the Attachments macro.


Might do the trick.


And yes, you can have multiple Attachments macros on a page, each with its own regex-controlled list.


Setting the macro file name filter as    Mary*.*   works

Mary*.PDF does not work

still, it is a little disappointing that the filter doesn't apply to the Download All as per that other question I linked to

When I've had to have a specific collection in a download, I've created it myself, attached the .ZIP, created a hyperlink to download that .ZIP, and set the Attachments macro to NOT show the Download all button.

This widget could not be displayed.

Very misleading description of what the Attachment macro does. It doesn't filter on anything but file extension. You cannot, for instance, as far as I can tell, search on all file with "Biz" in the name. Eg., FirstBizPlan, SecondBizPlan, etc.
Very dodgy or sloppy of Atlassian.

This widget could not be displayed.

You can filter Attachments macro or Space Attachments macro with Table Filter macro: add free text filter for name (file) column and type in Fred.*PDF.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Monday in Confluence

Why start from scratch? Introducing four new templates for Confluence Cloud

Hi my Community friends!  For those who don't know me, I'm a product marketer on the Confluence Cloud team - nice to meet you! For those of you who do, you know that I've been all up in your Co...

479 views 6 6
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you