Is there a way to get the actual file of an attachment in Confluence via a Java API?

Is it possible to get the actual file stored on the file system for an attachment programatically in a Java plugin? i.e. versioned attachments seem to exist on the file system in a location such as

<install dir>/confluence/home/attachments/ver003/37/65/65537/24/200/950274/1081345/1

I haven't seen a way to get this path in the Attachment object--the urlPath, downloadPath and exportPath don't give me anything useful for this.

3 answers

This widget could not be displayed.
Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Jun 17, 2013

Hi,

I believe there should be a way, as the Confluence CLI plugin has such a function: https://bobswift.atlassian.net/wiki/display/CSOAP/Documentation#Documentation-getAttachment

Would that work for you?

Kind regards,

Peter

This widget could not be displayed.

Hi Robert,

there are different storages for files, on the filesystem or in the database. So getting the concrete path depends on the storage strategy and is not always the same.

For filebased storages the directory structure is described here. Hope this helps.

Regards,

Mirko

This widget could not be displayed.

Thanks for the ideas. Found a way to do what I needed to using the content of the attachment instead (available as an InputStream from the Attachment object).

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Tuesday in Confluence

Add-on evaluation with confluence templates

Atlassian market place contains number of Apps/Addons which improves the capability of out of the box Atlassian products. It is good to follow a plugin evaluation process before install add-ons. So t...

109 views 12 6
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you