Create a dynamic url link in Confluence with username embeded

We use Confluence for our intranet and I'd like to create a URL link that goes to an external forms tool like Google Forms, Wufoo, etc.  BUT I want to pass the Confluence username as a parameter in the URL so it can be auto-filled into a field value in the target form.  That way, I won't have to ask the user for their Name when they fill out the form.

Example URL:

Thanks in advance for any suggestions


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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Jan 04, 2016

Pretty easy with a user macro:

## @noparams
<a href="${req.remoteUser}">Fill in form</a>

You should be able to adapt it for your needs smile

Thanks, that did the trick.

If you have the Run Self Service Reports add-on, here is one approach:

  1. Add a Run without a user form macro to your page
  2. Embed the link you want to display. 
    1. It is a Web link.
    2. In the address field put$current_user_name

You can see the other variables available for substitution at

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