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Dropdown menu in a table

Anders Nilsen Jun 23, 2013


We are currently trying to create a wiki space where users are supposed to create documentation of the systems used in the company. We have a few tables and in some of the cells i want there to be a dropdown menu where there are predefined values for the users to choose from, for instance "Criticality" --> dropdown menu with High, Medium, Low etc.. So far i've been out of luck in my search to fix this, so any help would be greatly appriciated ;)

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mick davidson Jun 23, 2013

You can add my suggestion to a template, but I'm not sure it's what you want. I can't find a drop down list macro, but there may be a 3rd party in the Marketpalce who make one.

Slightly ugly I know, but you could have a column heading for each level and put the tick box in the heading. All a user has to do then is tick the appropriate column.


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Siddhartha Mann Feb 01, 2018

I am so struggling right now for this drop down feature.


But yes, this kinda works but not to the desired effect.


Is someone in Atlassian listening?

Siddhartha Mann Feb 03, 2018


2 votes
Andrey Khaneev Nov 03, 2017

You can use Handy status macro (Handy Macros add-on) as a dropdown menu.

Paul Craven Jan 28, 2018

Hi Andrey, would you be able to supply a handy status macro for the cloud version?

Roman Kirilenko Jan 29, 2018

Hi Paul,

Unfortunately, we have no plans for Handy Macros for Cloud at the moment. But you can vote for this here.

Just to clarify the reason: Cloud and Server add-ons require totally different approaches due to technical limitations on Cloud. There are not many requests to support Cloud right now (that's why we haven't planned this activity yet). But this is possible in the future.

2 votes

Maybe our App Easy Dropdown Menu could be a solution. It can be found on the Atlassian Marketplace.

Stephan (CEO of EPS Software Engineering AG, the vendor of the Easy Dropdown Menu)

Casey Maynard Apr 05, 2018

Easy Dropdown menu is easy enough to use.  We have in-use on our downs.  It make confluence more like forms, instead of a wiki.

Note: The multi-select option for this is does not look like a traditional 'drop-down' menu, but at least there is a multi-select option.

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mick davidson Jun 23, 2013


I've just done this, but I'm not sure it's exactly what you're looking for. This is what I made it work:

  1. Add the table.
  2. Insert the Expand macro.
  3. On the page in Edit mode, click on the Task List icon in the Toolbar (the one with the ticks).
  4. Add three of those and label them High, Medium, Low.
  5. Save the page.
  6. Now Click on 'Click here to expand'.
  7. Select whichever tick box is appropriate.
  8. Job done. :)

I tested it by navigating away from the page and back again via several others, and when I clicking on 'Click here to expand' the tick was still there, and where I wanted it to be.

Does that do the job?


mick davidson Jun 23, 2013

PS, don't forget you can change the name from 'Click here to expand' to something more appropriate. :)

Ammar Yasir Sep 26, 2016

But it only works in the edit mode where you can edit the options on the check boxes and not when you publish the page.

Negi Joon Mar 10, 2017


I can only do it for each cell. What I want though is to expand a whole row in a table.

How can I do that?

1 vote
William G Oct 20, 2015

High, I'm having the same challenge 2 years after this thread, has anyone got any luck so far ?

1 vote
Kevin Jewett May 30, 2018

Would love this functionality for the cloud version

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Anders Nilsen Jun 23, 2013

(haven't tried it yet), but as it looks by your explanation i cannot do this when creating a global template? (Im using Confluence 4.2.11)

Here's an example:


h3.<Application Name>

|1|Appliaction Name / Version:| | |
|2|Number of users:| | |
|3|Criticality:| | | <--- Here's where i want a dropdown menu where the users can put in either "High", "medium", or "low"..
|4|Network:| | |
|5|Application type:| | |
|6|Vendor:| | |
|7|File paths:| | |

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Anders Nilsen Jun 23, 2013

I'll give it a try ;) Not exactly what i wanted, but it'll have to do for now so i'll give you the answer on this one ;) Thanks for the feedback :)

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mick davidson Jun 23, 2013

Yes, it's a bit of a workaround isn't it? :)

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Casey Maynard Nov 03, 2017

Just another example of Atlassian community not providing the simplest of feature for page creation.  Give the cost of their licenses, you'd think they be able to provide a faster turnaround on some of these simple features like a drop-down menu option

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Zohair Reborn Apr 05, 2018

Maybe you can use the simple HTML Drop Down list within HTML Macro:

<select name="Criticality">
<option value="high">High</option>
<option value="medium">Medium</option>
<option value="low">Low</option>

Casey Maynard Apr 05, 2018

How and where do you implement this within Confluence?

Zohair Reborn Apr 05, 2018

EDIT the confluence page

there is a + sign for the Macros OR start typing {html so that the HTML Macro box is placed.

And paste the above code in that box

Collin Jasnoch Aug 20, 2018

This solution is nice because it is simple, but I am failing to see how the value is saved from one session to the next.

Won't each session just repopulate the drop down with the top value (i.e. "high")?

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rohit patel Apr 01, 2019

Hi Zohair, 

I am trying to implement the drop down to filter a confluence table. This table contains of two columns 1. Page title and 2. Category. 

What i want to achieve is to apply the drop down filter to the category and be able to filter based on that. 

When i add the code to the confluence html macro, i get the drop down, which is great but how do i link the drop down menu options with the table?

P.S i am very new to the world of coding so please bare with me :)



Andrey Khaneev Apr 01, 2019

Hi Rohit,

You can use Table Filter macro with dropdown filter for this purpose.  See how it works on the demo site.

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rohit patel Apr 09, 2019

Thanks for your suggestion Andrey. But i do not have the budget to purchase a plug in. I am looking for a work around maybe using a code?



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