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Is there a way of sorting a table in edit mode in Confluence?

I need to be able to sort tables in edit mode so that for large tables I can do reconciliation tasks. Anyone know if this is possible and how?

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Hi Andrew,

Yes, it is possible in Confluence Server: you need to wrap the table with Table Filter macro. Then the table can be sorted in the editor using Ctrl+Click.

What is the option for Confluence Cloud? I have the Table Filter macro but this functionality is not available in Cloud yet. Preferably, would want to edit the filtered table in view mode but that option is also not available for Cloud.

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Table Filter macro is available in Confluence Cloud, but it is not integrated with page editor, so there is no way to sort and filter table in edit mode.

Any plans to add it to Cloud soon?

Unfortunately, there are no technical possibilities to implement this feature in Cloud environment: it is just impossible to integrate with the editor there.

Sorry to hear that!! :(

Thanks so much for your quick responses!

You are welcome, Debora! I'll reply here if something changes in the future.

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From above it sounds like not possible to filter a table while in Edit mode.   At Merck we have confluence internal  (Not cloud?)  (I believe)  Since we call confluence as:

Is there way to configure filter so it displays in Edit mode?    This is key benefit over using Excel when (even) a medium # of rows need maintenance.   Filtering and editing go hand in hand for most use cases. 

Yes, it is possible to filter and sort tables in edit mode (documentation). 

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So there is no way to achieve this functionality in the Cloud instance?  I have a very large table and want to sort it during editing.  I thought that your macro would achieve the functionality, however not in the Cloud.


I am trialing your macro and can't get it to sort columns in Edit mode.  I wrap a table with Table Filter, then in Edit 'Table Filter' Macro menu I can sort any column, however when I save out of the Edit 'Table Filter' Macro menu the table reverts back to the unsorted state.  Any ideas?


Is the table sorted in the page view mode in this case? Sorting doesn't apply to tables in the page edit mode in Confluence Cloud.

Not sure if this is your case. I wanted to have a table be sorted in Edit mode too after data was entered w/o any sorting. 

  • Sort the table in View mode;
  • Select, copy the whole table;
  • Switch to Edit Mode;
  • Paste the table as a new one;
  • Removed the unsorted table;
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Wei Tang I'm New Here Aug 30, 2021

Good and free solution!

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