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How to add current date field in a confluence template

Hi all,

I'm currently working on a knowledge template in a confluence space. 

I'm looking for a solution to have a filed which is filled whith the current date when the template us used by a user.

How can a do this..

Cheers Jörg

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Aug 30, 2017

Hi Jörg,

I would create a user macro "creationdate" (since this is what you want, I think):

## Macro title: creationdate
## Macro has a body: N
## Developed by: Thomas Schlegel

## @noparams


Then, add the new macro "creationdate" to your template.

The creation date of the page is the same as the usage date of the template.


This solution works however it renders the date as a simple string.
Is there any way to create a macro that creates a date as a Date Picker Object:


We would like to add dates automatically to Tasks within a Template and the string based date doesn't add as much value as the date picker which displays as a due date in the Tasks screen.

Thank you,

Hey Brendan,

I was playing around with the data picker format for another macro. Here is some sample code to retrieve the last modified date and format in the data picker format.

#set($dateInfo=$action.dateFormatter.formatGivenString("yyyy-MM-dd", $content.getLastModificationDate()))
<div class="content-wrapper"><p>
<time datetime="$dateInfo"/>
</p> </div>

Hope this helps you (or anyone else who stumbles across this.

Hi, this works really well, however I was wondering if it's possible to make the date picker editable after it has been added to the Confluence page via the macro, so that the date can be changed. Additionally, is it possible to get last modification date + 1 day or + 2 days?



Good Morning Thomas,

I tried out your macro and it works well so far but...only in a native page template like "plain page"

Whe I try to place it in a template like "knowledge article" it didn't work !?!

I've no clou what te reason can be...

Please help..


Please forget what I've wrote - it all works well... Thank you for your support!

Cheers Jörg

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Aug 31, 2017

You're welcome, great you've made it :-)

If you think, your question is answered, please mark it as answered. With such a marker, other user may find answered questions more easy.

Viele Grüße aus Hamburg

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Thank you Thomas for your answer.

Just for me as a Confluence rookie... how do I add the user macro to the template?

Thanks again..

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Aug 30, 2017

You create a user macro in your admin section. 

The user macro is added the same way as a regular macro. You find it in your list of macros after you've created it.

I've written an article about creating user macros, maybe it helps you:

But if not, don't hesitate to ask again :-)

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