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How to add a sequence number in confluence table Edited


I'm looking to add a sequence number in confluence table, it works this way:

  1. User sets manually a sequence number in one of the column, use 1 as step
  2. If user changes a number in the column, it will change all the numbers that's larger than the number in that column by adding one


  • I have a table with 6 rows
  • I have a sequence column
  • In the sequence cell of each row, I put 1,2,3,4,5,6...
  • If I change 5 to 2, then 2 becomes 3, 3 becomes 4, 4 becomes 5, 6 stay not changed
  • If I add a row and fill sequence column as 4, then the previous 4 becomes 5, previous 5 becomes 6, previous 6 become 7

Is there a way to have this functionality? This could be useful to prioritize tasks.



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Hi @Peng Chen ,

You should be looking at User Macro (Writing User Macros), where you can create a script to read rows and columns from a given table and manipulate its values accordingly.

Kind regards,

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Davin Studer Community Leader Sep 12, 2019

Functionality like this does not natively exist in Confluence. However, there are apps in the marketplace that give you spreadsheet functionality for Confluence. You could do that with a spreadsheet formula. There are also a couple apps that work with native Confluence tables and formulas.

Thanks to both of you, I will look into it

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