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.

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.

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.confluence-macro-indexer-plugin

http://ffeathers.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/how-to-search-for-macros-and-macro-parameters-in-confluence-4/

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:

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/62513/is-there-a-macro-which-highlights-on-which-pages-a-user-macro-is-in-use-in-confluence

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