Gliffy Diagrams in Search Results

Our organization could benefit from the ability to search for terms within Gliffy Diagrams. The Confluence search function provides this feature, but the gliffy diagram search results that are returned are HTML files. 

Ideally this search result would link to the page which the gliffy diagram resides in or the gliffy diagram itself, opened with Gliffy. Instead, the page which is opened is HTML code. Is there a way to change this behaviour?

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We wrote a quick and a little bit dirty workarround script: 

If a user clicks on the search result the wiki page that contains the gliffy is opened. 

You can add this script to Settings -> Custom HTML -> At end of the BODY.

var current = jQuery(this);
var href = current.attr("href");
jQuery.getJSON(contextPath+href, function(data){
if(data.contentType == "application/gliffy+json"){
var gotogliffy = current.closest("li").find("a.container").last();
window.location = contextPath+gotogliffy.attr("href");
}else{window.location = contextPath+href;}
}).fail(function(){window.location = window.location = contextPath+href;});
return false;

Hello Greg,

The API hook that enabled this functionality has been removed since Confluence 5.2. We've raised the issue with Atlassian, but unfortunately there are no plans for a fix. You can view the full details of the problem here: Feel free to watch, vote, and comment on the issue.

The current workaround is to click the small, gray link below the search result description.


Mike Cialowicz

Gliffy, Inc.

@Mike Cialowicz: is there way for plug-in to control link presented to a user by search? In that case link to a viewer could be provided instead of a file? Like instead of ?

@Mike Cialowicz, I would like to raise your attention concerning this issue again. Is there a workarround for search result display?

Hi Philipp, The current workaround is to click the small, gray link below the search result description in order to navigate to the page containing the Gliffy diagram. Regards, Mike Cialowicz Gliffy

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