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How to copy data from excel to confluence in table format

I have a table in excel, but when i copy the data from excel and paste it in confluence page, its taking the data as an image. However, i would like to add the data as a table in confluence. 


I have a big table, and now i dont want to type everything again in confluence as I would like to continue to track it in confluence rather than excel.

Could anyone share how this can be done ?

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You can also use the Table Filter and Charts for Confluence app: it contains the CSV macro and you will be able to import tables easily from CSV or TSV data sources (URL or attached files).

Hey @Katerina Kovriga _Stiltsoft_ 

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Thank you!

Best, Max

Hi @Max Foerster - Decadis AG ,

Thanks for the tip - got my profile name updated.

Is there really not a more intuitive way of moving something as basic as a table?

Everyone is well versed in creating documents in Microsoft Office products. The default behaviour should be for a list created in Excel to paste as a table in Confluence. It's completely impractical to create a table of hundreds of lines in order to paste a table from another application.

As with a lot of these online applications, the functionality is shoehorned in making it a bespoke task, rather than supporting the majority application seamlessly.

Is there anyone who doesn't expect a seamless copy and paste operation to just work?

Try Copy pasting the table in Power Point first and then from Power point to confluence page, worked fine for me, I use this way out

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jan 22, 2020

Hi @shetty ,

copy & paste from Excel works fine for me. I do the following:

  • create an empty table in Confluence with the number of rows your excel table has
  • Select the data in Excel and copy
  • Put the cursor into the first cell and paste


@Thomas Schlegel 

Will try 

Thank You

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Try Copy pasting the table in Power Point first and then from Power point to confluence page, worked fine for me, I use this way out

Legacy editor helped.  not perfect.



To resolve another issue, I just ran the "Restore Settings to their Original Defaults" option on Chrome.  That resolves the problem entirely (no work-around needed).


However, if that doesn't work, the work-around below is still functional:




This is a bug/feature that must have just started- As you stated, copied Excel cells now paste into Confluence as a picture instead of text (I'm using the Chrome browser).  

Here's the work-around I was able to use (instead of PPT): 
1. Copy the table from Excel
2. Paste it into Word
3. Copy it from Word
4. Paste it into Confluence

This helps retain Excel's "text" when pasting into confluence.

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