Can you search by macro attribute in Confluence 5.2.5?

I have several pages that us the My Picture Macro with usernames. Is there a way I can search for all instances of a particular macro that use a username?

In earlier Confluence versions I was able to search "{my-picture:abc}"

Example: on 3 unknown pages I have "My Picture Macro | username = abc"

username = abc no longer uses Confluence and I need to find and remove My Picture Macro | username = abc on those three pages.

Using Atlassian Confluence 5.2.5

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There does not appear to be anyway to search for a macro content using the search bar.

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Searching for macros in the documentation.

Thanks Bob,

That shows how to search for the macro, however, I am trying to find the macro by attribute, in this case user abc

If I use macroName: my-picture* then it will return all instances of said macro. I am specifically looking for the linking to username=abc

I don't know of a way to do that without going to SQL on the content in the database. Look at the storage view of the example you have and construct a matching query on the content. Something like:

select * from content, bodycontent 
where bodycontent.contentId = content.contentId and body ilike '%xxx%'

You probably need to get the latest version of the content as well.

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jan 20, 2014

Not sure if this will work with 5.2.5. I have 5.1.3 and it still works though. This plugin gives you search syntax to search macro parameters. The bottom link is an article on how to do the search syntax.

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You might be able to use the MacroMetadataManager to search the attributes of user macros. I haven't tried this, but have documented how to use this class in searches:

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