Insert Confluence / Wiki Markdown via API

Hi,

I've seen https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Answers-Developer-Questions/How-do-you-post-markdown-using-confluences-rest-API/qaq-p/492056 however this is now 2 years old. 

I've developed something in Python to create a page in Confluence which works really well, but for simplicity here is an equivalent cURL example:

curl -u user@domain.com.au:pass\
-X POST \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{"type":"page","title":"new page","ancestors":[{"id":1337}],"space":{"key":"SPACEHERE"},"body":{"storage":{"value":"||Some Example||More Example|| ","representation":"storage"}}}' \
--url https://name.atlassian.net/wiki/rest/api/content

However instead of rendering a table using the supplied markdown it creates text.

I *can* perform the following manual steps to render the markdown as a table:

1. Edit newly created page
2. Insert Markdown 
3. Copy the markdown text and insert it

These manual steps anger me deeply however. 

Am I doing something wrong or does Confluence API not support Markdown ?

3 answers

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Alex Yu I'm New Here Nov 07, 2017

+1

You need to use "representation":"wiki" instead of "representation":"storage".

Once replaced, you JSON worked just fine (using Confluence 5.10.4 and tested with RestAPI Browser addon).

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