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In Confluence, how do you get a count of open tasks for the current user in a specific space/spaces?

I've been working on custom macros but can't get the count of open tasks assigned to the current user.

I assume it might need to ignore tasks in task reports as well.

Ideally, it would be nice to specify one or more spaces.


Has anyone dealt with this?

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+1 for the need of counting open tasks of a given user. Seems pretty straight forward to add in the Task Report Macro

Hi Victor,

The Content by user macro lists everything, not just open tasks.  It also needs to have a user name set in the macro and can't be used for "current user"

If there is a way to get this to do what I was asking, I'm missing it.

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That creates a list of all of the tasks, not a count.  It also can't be set up to show tasks only for the current user.

The count is important because this is just one element on a dashboard, I can't fill up the page with a long list of tasks - some people have many.

One of the parameters is you can select current user, assignee.

I don't see that.  But even if that's the case, it's still a list of the open tasks rather than a count.  The count of open tasks for assigned user is the key thing here.

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Hello Marc,

You can combine Task Report macro with Table Filter and charts app in different ways:

  • Wrap Task Report macro with Pivot Table macro and get number of tasks.
  • Wrap Task Report macro with Table Filter macro and set the total row to show number of tasks (count).

Thanks for taking the time to put this together but this isn't going to work for us.  Getting add ons through info security, evaluation, sign-off, etc is tough.  And I'm unlikely to get an entire add on approved because I need one field.

I'm really in need of a custom script I can copy for a user defined macro.

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mdimov I'm New Here Mar 27, 2020

It is very disappointing that there is no easy solution to this most simple of tasks.

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