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How do I automatically update images on a confluence page?

I use Excel to periodically generate a set of pivot charts from various relational databases. I am able to write a .png file to disk each time each chart is updated, and have control over the file names that are created.

How can I update a confluence page/dashboard so that the new images are loaded automatically (the latest images are always displayed)?

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You'll need to use the REST API to attach new versions of the files when updated, then use a simple "display image" macro to display "latest".  Your users will still need to refresh the page.

Thanks, I'll look in to this approach.

Ok, I have the images loading via REST, but I can't update them. My curl command line options are:
-o nul -w "%{http_code}" -u [username]:[pwd] -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" -F "file=@[path]" -F "minorEdit=true" -F "comment=Added by VBA macro through REST API."

I understand I need to handle the revisions, but I don't know how to do that.

I answered my own question:

curl -D- -k -u $user:$pwd -p -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" -X POST \
 -F file=@filename https://confluence.domain.tld/confluence/rest/api/content/$page_id/child/attachment/$attach_id/data

Hello @Jeff Abbott 

Sorry for asking, how do you write a .png file to disk each time each Excel chart is updated ?



Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your question and answer. Very helpful indeed. 

I use the same curl to update images on my Confluence pages. Ever since the new Confluence editor I get the error “Fail to load” on the images. Is there something different I need to do with my curl command? If I update the images manually I have no problems.

Thanks in advance!

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