How can I use macros in list variable in a blueprint?

I'm trying to create a project plan blueprint. I'd like a list variable that contains a list of Status macros. For the list I enter:

{Status:colour=red},{Status:colour=grey}

But all I get is the text when I use the blueprint. Is there a way to make Confluence recognize the wiki markup when it processes the variable or is there another way to do this?

Thanks!

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You'll need to enter the above macro inside a Wiki Markup (from the Editor > Insert > Wiki Markup)

Thanks for the reply, Hanis. But I don't follow what you mean. I understand how to add Wiki Markup, but what I'm trying to do is get wiki markup inside a list variable. So, that when you go to create a page from the template, you can select the appropriate status macro from the drop down list and have it create the macro on the page rather than just the plain text like it has been doing.

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I'd also like to know if there's a way to achieve this (i.e.: a variable which can be set to one of n possible status macros/values). But I think it's not possible :-(

Ideas welcome.

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You can do this by setting the ac:name="colour" parameter. In your template.xml:

<ac:macro ac:name="status"><ac:parameter ac:name="colour"><at:var at:name="status"/></ac:parameter>
</ac:macro>

in your template.soy:

<fieldset>

<div class="field-group">

<label for="status">{getText('my.blueprint.form.label.status')}</label>

<select id="status" class="select" name="status">

<option value="grey">{getText('my.blueprint.option1')}</option>

<option value="yellow">{getText('my.blueprint.option2')}</option>

<option value="green">{getText('my.blueprint.option3')}</option>

<option value="blue">{getText('my.blueprint.option4')}</option>

<option value="red">{getText('my.blueprint.option5')}</option>

</select>

</div>

</fieldset>

I didn't figured out how to dynamically set a custom text for the options. I guess you would have to do that in the template.js. Any ideas?

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In blueprints you can integrate macros in that way:

&lt;ac:macro ac:name="status"&gt;&lt;ac:parameter ac:name="color"&gt;red&lt;/ac:parameter&gt;&lt;/ac:macro&gt;

Cheers

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