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How to make a spreadsheet editable on confluence page

Dear Team,

Please help in getting an option for making an excel spreadsheet editable in actual format and i am currently using the macbook.

Regards

Ankita

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Hello together,

That means there is no any or no more a way to edit a excel file on demand?

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Spreadsheets are attachments, so you can edit them natively - download, edit and upload the new version.

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Davin Studer Community Leader Mar 08, 2017

If you use the excel macro you can click the "Edit in Excel" link above the rendered version of the Spreadsheet and it will launch Excel using WebDAV such that saving pushes the changes back into Confluence without having to download a local copy and re-upload.

I used to use one of the "Media" macros to embed an excel file; I would see the "Edit in Excel link, which would open the file in Excel. Then when I saved the file, it would automatically save to the embedded version (and maintain versioning in attachment history). This seems to no longer be available (Cloud). What happened to this feature?

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Davin Studer Community Leader Jan 17, 2019

It is still available, but currently it is not available with the Word/Excel/PowerPoint macros. Go to the page menu (the ellipsis menu in the top right of the screen) and click on Attachments. On the attachments page you should see "Edit file" links on the right side of the attachments table.

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This seems to be broken.. There is no way to Edit the existing uploaded Excel file on Confluence now. The only way is to download, make change & upload again.. 

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Hi Ketan, After posting here I learned via Atlassian documentation that they discontinued this feature, at least in its original incarnation as a macro. I opened a support ticket with them to see if they had plans to replace it, and they informed me that they already had a replacement - so their documentation on this is kind of outdated :( - but anyway, the good new is that I found my solution. I probably should have returned to this forum sooner to share it.

Anyway, below is a copy and paste of the response - and it works!:

Thank you for contacting Atlassian Support!

The Office Connector was removed from Cloud Environment. Now in order to edit files in Confluence, you need to use the Atlassian Companion App.

To edit a file:

  • Click on the file to open the file preview;
  • Click Edit with at the top right of the preview window and click the default app listed;
  • The first time you click Edit with we'll prompt you to download the Atlassian Companion desktop app - https://confluence.atlassian.com/confcloud/blog/2017/06/edit-attached-files-with-the-apps-on-your-desktop  which will enable the download and re-upload of your files;
  • Edit the file in the relevant desktop app and save it;
  • Head back to Confluence and hit Update to confirm you want to store the updated file as a new version.
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PS: The answer may have been here all along in some of the other posts on this page, but I guess I didn't read them carefully or they didn't resonate. I think also with Atlassian's UI, I struggled a bit at first to see the "Edit with" etc., etc. in  spite of actively looking.

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The GoEdit add-on offers exactly what you look for.

But it is very expansive addon

You can try Excellentable Spreadsheet for Confluence. It lets you to create and edit spreadsheets natively in Confluence with full support for import and export to XLSX, CSV and PDF.

Hi All,

I tried all the above options but unfortunately still not able to edit the excel sheet on the confluence. Only way working as of now is download edit and upload a new file. I also noticed that the office connector plugin(version 7.0.3) which is available with the confluence  version 6.11.0 doesn't contain all the modules which were available in office connector 5.0.7. Because in the older version we were able to get an option of "edit in office" for any of the office attachments. Kindly help us in resolving it.

Note: I tried in all the possible browsers. IE, chrome and firefox

Thanks,

Mounica

No sure if this helps but, 

USE CHROME

I added my excel in the attachments(click three dots right hand top corner of page and select attachments). Drag and drop. Go back to page. Select Edit or E for shortcut. Type  {excel and select Office Excel and document should auto populate in the file name field.  Insert. After saving edit you should have an Edit document field populate above the excel. I then selected edit or e again to add a filter to minimize the view by typing {filter and selecting table filter. click insert with no changes. click and drag the excel icon for your file to the table filter open space.  click table filter header and click table view and scroll to Show first N rows and type 0(zero). This will show only the header row on real time page and make the view more manageable. You can now use the edit document to edit and save semi real time. A refresh of the page and changes are now visible.  

Easiest solution i have found. 

Thank you narcisco cruz.

I got it working with the help of new companion app.

Hello, not sure if this helps anymore but there are specific Atlassian apps that you can use like Excellentable- Spreadsheets for Confluence

But this is not a native Confluence table

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