Confluence Database "Page Link", Page location for new pages "Based on field value..."

Jürgen Germonpré December 21, 2023


I'm trying to set up a database that will contain a list of functional requirements for our project. I've added an ID, a Category (e.g. GUI, Data Exchange, ...) a short description, a version (MVP, V1, V2, ...) a MoSCoW and a Page Link field.

The idea is to use the Page Link field to either point to an existing page, or if needed to automatically create a new page "Detailed Requirement"  that includes the database entry macro. 

This way we have a high level overview of requirements in the DB while we can detail the requirement in it's own page.

The options for page creation "Under fixed parent page" works like expected, but I can't figure out the functionality behind the other options: "Under dynamic..." and "Based on field value". The latter seems only enabled when the referenced database contains an external link to another database.

Anyone has any clue how this can work? 

I would be most grateful.



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Marc Koppelaar - Devoteam
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December 21, 2023

Hi @Jürgen Germonpré 

I would like to help, but I'm on the waiting list as the product is still in Beta.

I think its best to direct your question to Atlassian Support, as most community member probably don't have this Beta option for Confluence yet.

Jürgen Germonpré December 22, 2023

Thanks for pointing out. I raised it to support.

Sarah Allis January 30, 2024

This is interesting. I'm not seeing some of these options at all when I select Page Link as a field type. I just have a fixed parent page I can select and the initial content select. Did you do anything special when selecting the field type?

Jürgen Germonpré January 30, 2024

Hi Sarah,

In the meantime Atlassian support helped me out on this. You can check this page for more info.

On a side note, I must say... It's an awkward way to set up.

You need another database that also has a page link field. And then in another database you can refer to that field. I understand the 'why' but in the end, I found it not useful for my case

In the meantime I ran into another issue while trying to adjust the column widths. This has been reported as a bug. In the case you would experience the same,  you can watch this for follow-up:


Hope this helps




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