Insert timestamp in Confluence

Is there a quick way to insert a timestamp in a Confluence page?

e.g. Like media wiki

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If you type // you get a date picker and you can pick the current date – it doesn't happen on saving as in MediaWiki.  It would just end up being plain text, of course, and could be changed later.

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Hello!

You can use a Handy Timestamp macro from Handy Macros for Confluence.

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You could just create a simple user macro. (Though it's hardly surprising that people try to sell expensive plugins on here instead of just copy/pasting a simple script as an answer.)

Here's "mine" - I borrowed it from another thread on here. It will insert the date and time of when the page was last saved.

## Macro title: CurrentTimeAndDate
## Macro has a body: N
## Body processing: Selected body processing option
## Output: Selected output option
##
## Developed by: David Skreiner stole it from https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/25481/insert-current-date-into-confluence-page
## Date created: 06/07/2016
## Installed by: David Skreiner


## @noparams
$action.dateFormatter.formatGivenString("dd. MMM yyyy HH:mm", $content.currentDate)

 

 

 

To save it as a user macro, go to Administration -> User Macros.
To use it, edit a page, choose insert macro, then select the name you've given it.

 

Hi David, do we copy the whole lot or a portion of this code. Also can it go into a sidebar panel? Thanks Michelle

The script above does not constitute a timestamp, It will show the current date/time on the page. A macro is needed that sets metada to a fixed timestamp when the macro is triggered/link clicked.

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This timestamp should represent what exactly? Page created/updated? Should it be visible on each page or only on certain pages?

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I believe the idea would be that you'd want to log an event in a Confluence page. If, for instance, you are returning someone's call and have a meeting minutes page set up you might like to know not just the date, but also the time the return call was made.

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Is there any further information on this? The OP's question didn't really seem to be answered as he was looking for a timestamp, not just a calendar date. I find I need the same. I'd like to keep a time log of events on one page. Is there a way to insert a timestamp while typing content?

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Ah, I found the timestamp feature in the Handy Macros for Atlassian plugin. That matches my needs.

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