Confluence page with dynamic content only refreshes in browser, not when queried via API

Jan van der Watt
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February 15, 2024

I have a few pages that combine and process other Confluence pages using some or all of:

* Table Transformer

* Page Properties report

* Table Excerpt Include

I find that when I make manual data entry updates to the source of those tools, the calculated content is only refreshed when the page containing the calculations is viewed in a web browser.

I.e., if I make updates on the source pages, and use the REST API to query the calculated page from a script (e.g. https://confluence.XYZ/rest/api/content/760043385?expand=body.export_view) the content is not up to date. It also does not update if this request is made in a browser.

I've also tried fetching the calculated page from the script as if I were a browser, e.g. https://confluence.XYZ/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=754347379, and passing [NoCache = true] in the header. Still no luck.

As soon as I visit the page in a browser (or hit F5 to refresh it), the API query returns updated data.

Is this behaviour as expected, or is there something I am not doing that will make the API content as fresh as the browser's content?

The C# code looks something like this:

using (var client = new HttpClient())
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Bearer", personalAccessToken);
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.CacheControl = new CacheControlHeaderValue{NoCache = true};
var pageUrl = confluenceRestApiBaseUrl + pageId;
if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(parameters))
pageUrl += "?" + parameters;
var response = await client.GetAsync(pageUrl);

var json = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

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February 19, 2024

Hi @Jan van der Watt ,

The behavior is an expected one: the updates should be rendered in a browser. You may try to create a script that may automatically open your browser and refresh the required page.

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