Exclude a page by label in an include content by label macro

If I have a bunch of pages about say fruit. They all have a label of 'fruit' and then a second label of the type of fruit it's about. Example 'apple' or 'orange' or 'strawberry'.

If I then used the Include content by label macro to include all pages with a label of 'fruit' but I wanted to exclude any apple pages how would I do that?

In the "Include content by label macro" labels form I have tried......

fruit,-apple or fruit -apple

+fruit,-apple or +fruit -apple

and have tired all of those with the operator of 'or' or 'and' and can't get it to work. What am I missing?

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The filtering by labels in content reports uses the inclusive OR.  This means that if your filter says Label A, Label B then Confluence will return all pages with "Label A OR Label B OR Both":


(An exclusive OR, which Confluence does NOT use, would return pages with "Label A OR Label B but NOT pages with Both").

To perform an AND - i.e. to return only pages with "Label A AND Label B" - you need to add a new filter line:


That will return those pages that have both "Label A AND Label B", in other words it won't return pages unless they have both of those labels.


In your specific case, you need "fruit AND NOT apple", so on the 1st line have "fruit" and on the 2nd line have "-apple".  This will give you "fruit AND NOT apple".


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That makes great sense but I don't have an option to add a second label field filter. 



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