Is it possible to auto generate number in confluence 5.7


We user confluence version 5.7 server .

I am trying to setup documentation system and have a requirement to generate automated number for each page. ( DOC001 ,DOC002 ...) . Is it possible in Confluence ?.


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You can use CSS counters to automatically number pages, headings or any other html element.

You can use the Create Page macro to do this. It allows you to add bits to the created page's title.

Thanks Milo and Steffen for the response. Can you please provide an example how to implement the solution.


In the Create Page Macro, enter the document name in the Title field.

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This will create a new document thusly:

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The %ident% auto-increments the number in the name.

If you want to add numbers to a html element (for example: h1) you can do this with:

body {  
counter-reset: levelA;   
h1:before {  
content: counter(levelA) ". ";  
counter-increment: levelA;  

What I don't know yet:

  • Do you want it for PDF or for html?
  • Do you want to number (1) separate documents or (2) pages within a document? Milo's approach will only work for (1), mine will only work for (2)






Thanks Milo and Steffen. Appreciate your answers. Both the solutions worked perfect for me.

You can use "Requirement Yogi for cofluence" add-on to generate the requirements keys automated within page or common across space also. 


Our Page Tree Creator (PTC) supports consecutive numbers. They can be built up by string, numbers, calculations (currentYear - 1971), etc.

Check out our LIVE EXAMPLES (no registration needed).

Give it a try: Marketplace link Page Tree Creator.


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