In Confluence, how can we find which pages use a plugin?

We're trying to determine which pages will be affected by a plugin update.

Is there a search we can run in confluence or a query we can run against the database to find which pages use a macro (in this case, table-plus macro)?

Thanks.

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Hi Ron,

That's possible by running a database query indeed.

in mysql, you can use this query (If you are using another database, you may need to ask the DBA to tweak a bit the query):

SELECT c.title, s.spacename
FROM content c
INNER JOIN bodycontent b ON b.contentid = c.CONTENTID
INNER JOIN spaces s ON c.spaceid = s.spaceid
WHERE b.body like '%macro_syntax%';

This will show you the space name and page title of the affected page by the macro. Hope that helps :D

I would need the count based on plugin instead of the macro which would help me decide to buy the plugin as the plugin might have n number of macros

Also, this DB query can take hours to run on large instances with some databases, due to lack of indexing, and given that some plugins can contribute 10, 20+ macros this can often isn't feasable for anything other than a small instance.

Yes, I understand the performance part. Do you have any SQL query which would achieve the results.

Thanks for the responses.

The "{macro" for 3.5 and "macroName: macro" for 4.X are what our web developers wanted, so they don't need to bug the DBA.

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