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Hi Colleagues,

Just had a look to the Product Backlog for the new Confluence editor. Gerson, who is my contact person at Attlasian, created a request for me, asking for

  • list boxes / drop down,
  • radio boxes / radio button and
  • check boxes

See link:

Would be good if as many of you would support this request by click on the "Vote for this issue" link (somewhere in the right top corner).

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Your request is so simple that this could easily be done with custom macros. @James Dellow actually just wrote an article about how to do custom macros even without programming knowledge.

In your case a bit of JavaScript knowledge is required but generally these features could be built in a few days of work max. If you can't do it yourself and don't want to wait on Atlassian you could try finding an Atlassian Solution Partner that could implement this for you. Or maybe there's even something like this on the Atlassian Marketplace already.

(Also, shouldn't your issue actually be raised in the CONFCLOUD project instead of the general CLOUD project?)

Hi Sven Schatter, 
In general that is a good idea, but it has the disadvantage that you can not do that - implementing JavaScrip - in the customer's Confluence installation. That is why I would like it to be standard. ;-)

I'm not sure I understand your answer. Inside the iframe of a macro you can do all the JavaScript you want. Once you got the app up and running there's also no problem with installing it on different instances.

See the docs for Dynamic Content Macros and the Confluence Cloud JS API.

Edit: Of course, having features implemented in standard Confluence is always desirable but can also take many years.

The consultant works on a customer pc and is connected to the customers network and confluence installtion. Finance sector. No chance to make any programming. Not even JavaScript.

I see. Best of luck with your feature request then. :)

James Dellow Community Leader Nov 18, 2019

Unfortunately this isn't the first time this has been requested, but I can't see Atlassian implementing this functionality anytime soon when there are already many solutions in the marketplace for this. The form fields aren't necessarily complex, but you obviously want to store the results in the page (like the task list) so that will require javascript to write this back to the page - but yes, all achievable via Atlassian Connect. However, we quickly run into more complexity... e.g. Can fields be changed after being selected / submitted? Do you need a repeatable form template? Do you need workflow?

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