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Can I programmatically create a diagram in Confluence page?



What I have for now : Confluence Cloud with the plugin.

What I try to achieve : I have a devops (CI/CD) pipeline that is working pretty well, but I want to document automatically the architecture of the application.

What I tried so far : I use the API rest of Confluence to create a new page and everything is working well. I also succeeded to create a CSV file that could be imported easily to create a diagram. I used a C# console application that I want to launch from my pipeline (this part is easy).

What is not working :

  1. Creation of the macro (the html is so cryptic for this macro)...
  2. Automation of the javascript sequence to use the CSV feature : Menu Arrange/Insert/Advanced/CSV... and the copy of the CSV in the textbox. I<m still thinking to use Selenium to automate the process. But I'm affraid that something will break in a future version...

Someone has an idea? Could I use an API or something else to achieve my goal?

Thank you!


2 answers

The format for the macro is Atlassian defined, but I think it's fairly standard for all macros. There's an ID in the macro, but I would try generating it without that parameter. If you create a drawio macro, it should be possible to reverse engineer it from the storage format of that page.

The second part we don't currently have, you would need to vote for

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dcx45 I'm New Here May 09, 2022

Yes you can, see this example that deals with the encoding etc.

Thank you! As soon as I have time, I will give it a try...

Manish I'm New Here May 21, 2022

@dcx45 Hi, Thanks for sharing your code but could you please share you data file template too (csv data template).

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