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Markup for table not working

The documentation shows this:

What you need to type:

||heading 1||heading 2||heading 3||
|cell A1|cell A2|cell A3|
|cell B1|cell B2|cell B3|


However when I paste the above data in, and then press <enter> after the last line, it only converts the last line. When I then go above and press <enter> after other lines, they create other one row tables, with a blank line in between. I am not able to remove the blank lines.


||Column Name||Notes||pct_w_value||Count Dist||min||max||
|mcvisid|Marketing ID; Unique to a device.|1|127675|00000000000000000000000000000000000000|92233033027039223670334479890497767641|
|post_evar71|Individual ID (v71)|0.224603603462691|9096|002CM7BBBPXY|defaultTestID|


4 answers

It all seems to be broken now (at least in cloud).  Older docs could insert markup and that allowed us to continue pasting GHFM tables into docs.   We'd just copy the doc and get the older handling.

In new docs, the addon is supposed to work but it doesn't seem to support this either.  It's something of a mess.

Atlassian support says that the old doc problem is a recently known bug

CONFCLOUD-67720: Cannot insert wiki markup

I'd suggest adding yourself as affected and watch the issue to help increase it's priority.  This is for the older method that is being obsoleted but still worked (unlike the new method).

In conversation with support, it reads like the new Confluence editor supports mediawiki style tables now instead of github flavored tables.

heading 1 | heading 2 | heading 3
--- | --- | ---
Cell a1 | Cell a2 | Cell a3
Cell b1 | Cell b2 | Cell b3

It's really strange to see a software development tool shop take a left turn and break their markdown support like this. 

I've asked if this is a configurable feature and we can only hope.

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Davin Studer Community Leader Jul 27, 2018

Yeah, seems like the documentation might need to updated for that.

In the Confluence editor, try going to the "+" icon in the toolbar and then select "{ } Markup" and Insert "Conflunece wiki" markup.

Using your wiki markup, I get the following:

Screen Shot 2018-07-29 at 20.44.18.png

Seems that it works pretty well.

Davin Studer Community Leader Jul 30, 2018

Good point, that works well. You just cannot type it into the editor like the documentation says you can.

How did you get that "Insert Markup" dialog box?  when I follow your instructions, I select "{} Markup" and then nothing happens, other than the behavior descibed in the original post.

So, there is still no way to convert a markup table into Confluence.
However, I found another way: you can convert your table to Excel and then copy-paste from Excel.

But what if I don't have Excel?  I need to convert a markup table to Confluence and right now that is broken (behaves as the original post describes.)

Atlassian, please stop breaking Confluence.

That document is out of date but how would anyone know...

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