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How to make an Excel file (.xlsm) with ODBC connection available via Confluence?

Base Goal: Have any user with access to the confluence page to be able to access a Marco-Enabled Excel file that has an ODBC connection to a central database.

I don't care if they have to open excel, I just want to not have to set-up and maintain the ODBC connection to each users computer, just with the excel document stored in Confluence.

If my question is off in any assumptions, please inform me, I am fairly new to this.

(Secondary Goal: Bring in custom field data from Jira that can be passed to the Excel document.
Tertiary Goal: Bring the Excel Marcos output fields back into Jira/Confluence)

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Hi Andrew, not sure if this will help with your specific parameters, but you can give the app - Excellentable - Spreadsheets for Confluence a try to see if it works for you and your team!

At first glance I'm not seeing any evidence that this would allow for any macros.  These macros are currently central to the tool. But for other projects this does look interesting.

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According to your secondary goal, you will also need to get field values from Jira.

We develop an app for Jira that supports both accessing field values and VB macros. You should try this, and if it is looking good, then you can write a Groovy script based automation job which would periodically re-create the Excel file and attach that to a Confluence page.

Although is not real-time, it could be an option to consider.

(Disclaimer: I am a developer working on this app.)

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