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How do I paste a list into a new Confluence table?

I have a long list (350-450 file names) which I need to paste into individual rows in a table. I've tried:

|a|

|b|

|c|

using insert Wiki markup.

But all that does is create an embedded table in the first selected cell.

Thanks,

David

7 answers

1 accepted

Hello David,

I could not quite understand the error that you are getting, but trying to answer the question itself you could use something like you've proposed, and use the wikimarkup as well.

Can you try with this code if it works?

||Name||Email||
|User1|user1@gmail.com|
|User2|user2@gmail.com|
|User3|user3@gmail.com|
|User4|user4@gmail.com|
|User5|user5@gmail.com|
|User6|user6@gmail.com|

And the following Table would be created:

Hope this is what you want, if not let me know so I can help you.

Cheers,

Gui

Gui,

I was trying to add rows into an existing table. They just went into the first cell.

Your suggestion works.

Since my table has empty columns I'm doing something like:

||First||Second||Third||
|one| | |
|two| | |
|three| | |
|four| | |
|five| | |

Thanks,
David

This approach no longer works

If you click on Insert More Content, select Markup and insert your tabular data, it works

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Thanks, that worked nicely!

^^^ Zenifer's should be the new accepted answer.

Here's what worked for me:

  1. Copy the original content (in my case this was a table in PowerPoint)
  2. Select the cells in the table on Confluence using the left mouse click and dragging over the required cells
  3. Executed the paste action (CTRL-V on my windows machine)

NOTE: Pasted content will only cover the actual cells selected in the confluence table. So, ff you select less cells than in your original table, then only that matching subset of data will be pasted

Like Saijal Chauhan likes this

I was having the same problem and this solved it for me:

http://ffeathers.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/how-to-convert-a-bulleted-list-to-a-table-in-confluence-4/

Take your list and paste/import into Excel. Copy rows from Excel. Paste into new Confluence table. It *should* paste each item into its own cell

I had a long list in a text file, pasting via excel first worked a charm!

This should be the accepted answer. 

This is also the only solution that worked for me.

Gotta add one thing I discovered: this works great if you copy/paste from Excel the app. Doesn't work if you copy/paste from Excel online. Lesson learned! :) 

This program sucks. Why are we constantly searching for solutions that better programs have already developed, literally decades ago?

Couldn't agree more.  I started adding 15 minutes a day for "admin" on my timesheet after we switched to using this.  I waste so much time every time I use this.

this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this

 

who ever designed the terrible interface should be fired and have whatever credentials they've lied their way to revoked

Pasting in the provided example doesn't work for me. I'm using OSX, Chrome, Confluence Cloud, with the concurrent editors beta

Click to `+` and select Markup

Insert something like

|a|1|

|b|2|

|c|3|

Working on Linux in Chrome

Please make use of copy row (shift + Ctl +C) and paste (shift + Ctl +V) row feature available in confluence page.

This doesn't work, because the Shifth-Ctl-V does not work!  There is an open bug on that (for a ridiculously long time), though I think it was finally fixed in the last release (which my company does not have).

Here is a workaround I use, but you need access to JIRA.

To create a table in Confluence from delimited data:

  1. Change the data to use the JIRA format using | as delimeters (|| for headers) with your favourite editor
  2. Open any JIRA item and start adding a comment. 
  3. Select the Text tab (there should be two tabs Visual and Text)
  4. Paste in the data
  5. Select the Visual tab and the table will appear
  6. Select the tab and press Ctrl+C to copy
  7. Navigate to your Confluence page in edit mode and Ctrl+V to paste

The table will appear in Confluence.

You can then cancel the Comment in JIRA so it isn't added.

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