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Excerpt from parent page

hello guys, i need your help :-)
i want to include the content "123" from the parent page. If i use the excerpt macro i have to define the "page with excerpt", how can i define this without knowing the exact name of the parent "master-page"?
I mean, if someone creates a new page below "Master-Page-123" it should automatically reuse the content of the parent "Master-Page-123".

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Hi 0x7c2,

In Confluence you can write our own user macros (see Writing User Macros). You can wrap the excerpt macro with your own user macro that gets the name of the master page (parent) and puts it into the excerpt macro.

For how to get the parent of a page using Velocity code you'll have to google around (I've never done this).
I gave it a quick try and came across something like $content.getParent().getTitle(). Did not try it, though.

Cheers,
Kirstin

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