One of my senior writers has reported a possible bug with the Confluence macro, "Excerpt Include".
The Confluence page contains about 11 Excerpt Includes, and ever x weeks (x = I don't know, maybe 2 - 3 weeks), the Excerpt includes fail to render, and instead display the following error:
Error rendering macro 'excerpt-include' : No link could be created for [page being referenced]
When editing a broken macro, one can see that Confluence Space designation is missing. Even though it was obviously there, prior to the error occurring.
So, the editor is forced to fix each of these macros by typing part of the Confluence page name (auto complete and select).
Page Containing the Excerpt:
FY20 Mission: HR Completion - Broken :(
DET:FY20 Mission: HR Completion - Fixed :)
1) The macros all break simultaneously.
2) When they break, the page history shows that no one had edited the page.
3) At first, I thought that pages with a colon (:), like the above example, might be causing the problem, but some pages have a hyphen and no colons.
In relation to Shannon's answer,
Making changes to the page hierarchy that the excerpt include page is part of seems to cause this too. I had an excerpt include on a page with many children, and moved one of its child pages (that did not have an excerpt on it) out of its hierarchy, which caused the issue described above.
Same issue here, enterprise installation. Every few weeks, or when another person edits a page that I put excerpts in, all or most excerpts fail to render until I correct them, which means they get a new UID in the raw code. This is really not just a little bug, this is a complete deal-breaker, as we manage roles via @Name-excerpts.
How can this bug prevail for such a long time? I'll open an issue, if possible.
I have experienced this issue when copying the page, renaming the page and oddly enough when I change a value in the page's page properties table.
This last scenario is very frustrating as I make page properties value changes frequently. Thus, I am constantly having to edit the Excerpt Include macros all the time. I have no idea how a change in a value within a Page Properties table can affect a Excerpt Include macro link's value. Very odd.
Thank you for contacting us about this. I believe your issue is related to this bug:
Do you happen to know if those pages were ever moved or copied in any way?
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