Create a custom simple macro

Creating a simple macro with no parameters except the one which defines the width of macro in view mode of confluence page.

So my macro is working perfectly except the part where it keeps on loading on insert/edit macro screen -

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So here is my piece of code - 

<xhtml-macro name="search-report" class="com.temp.ReportMacro" key="search-report-xhtml">
        <description key="com.temp.macro.desc"/>
        <category name="reporting"/>            
            <parameter name="width" type="pixel" default="500px"/>


public class ReportMacro implements Macro {

	public String execute(Map<String, String> arg0, String arg1, ConversionContext arg2)
			throws MacroExecutionException {

		Map<String, Object> contextMap = MacroUtils.defaultVelocityContext();
		contextMap.put("reportType", "macro");
		return VelocityUtils.getRenderedTemplate("vm/temp-report.vm", contextMap);

	public BodyType getBodyType() {
		return BodyType.NONE;

	public OutputType getOutputType() {
		return OutputType.BLOCK;


I don't see any problem with the code, so what am i missing.

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Problem in my code was type="pixel". Wasted 4 hrs on searching other stuff.

Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 09, 2017

Thanks for getting back to us - it will help the next person.

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