Creating a site wide change history report

I have a space that dedicated to a very large specification document and would like to create a "Change History" page which would list which page edits across the entire space inorder to comply with our customer's change tracking process.

My need is not met by the Recently Updated macro because:

  1. It does not include the comments field associated with the edit.
  2. Its hard to read (tabular is much better than a list).

My need is not met by the Change-History macro because:

  1. It only refers to the page it is on

My ideal solution would be to have a macro that generates a reverse chronological list of changes in an entire space, includes the page name, who the update was made by, the date, change comment (if any) and is presented in a tabular format. Ideally it would also have configurable time bounds so you can create change reports between milestones.

Ideas?

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Does anyone else need something like this? Please chime in.

To any macro developers out there: Is this something pretty simple to create on my own?

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Gary Sackett Atlassian Team Dec 22, 2014

Hi Eric,

You might be able to use the api to pull back the page history information - https://docs.atlassian.com/atlassian-confluence/REST/latest/.

The CLI tool is a tool that could assist you with this - https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/org.swift.atlassian.cli

However, this would pull the information outside of Confluence, so you would have to format it, and dump it back in to Confluence if you want to store it there.

You can also create your own add on in the Cloud platform and deploy it remotely if you wanted to get that deep - see https://developer.atlassian.com/static/connect/docs/index.html

Cheers,
Gary 

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