Macro space key look to currrent space

When copying a page across a space, or copying spaces. Many of the Confluence Macros have a field in them called 'Space Key' that will always reference it's originating space. It would be nice if this key could have a field option of 'Use Current Space' or something like that.

Example Macro where this becomes an issue - Create from Template

Every time a page is copied that has this macro, it must be updated to include the new space to ensure new pages are placed under the correct space

Is there anyway to make this happen?

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Another approach would be to wrap this with a user macro that gets the current space key and writes and executes the macro.

Davin Studer Community Champion Nov 05, 2014

That is what I was going to say. :)

I'll have to see if I can't get someone to help me make that happen

Davin Studer Community Champion Nov 05, 2014

Which macro is it?

I needed to find the Space Key for my personal page. I looked at the source code for my page and saw that it was ~[myname].

When I put that in the space key for the macro it worked!! :-)

With some macros, you can use @self.  With others, if you leave the key field blank it defaults to the current space.

The field is required, and @self creates: Error rendering macro 'create-from-template' : No space found with space key: @self

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