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Max recommended frequency of automated page updates

We use Confluence (+ refined Theme) as our intranet and some of our departments wants to update status pages from our own internal systems automatically using Confluence APIs.

This evolves in a page update every time something displayed on the page changes which in their case is hundreds of times a day.

From a page history and log perspective this worries me a bit and I wonder if someone has experience or best practices to share on this topic. tried to Google recommendations from Atlassian but didn't get any hits.


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This doesn't really answer your question of what frequency is best for this or whether the growing history is going to be a big problem but if you're concerned with pushing this data into your Confluence all the time you could go the opposite route and pull it upon page view.

Using a tool like PocketQuery you could execute arbitrary REST requests upon page view and display their result using a macro. You can even configure your own cache period so your pages being hit "hundreds of times a day" shouldn't be a problem (as long as you're fine with the data only being updated every 5 minutes or so).

If you're sticking to the push method it would probably be a good idea to find a way to frequently delete old page versions. It seems this app would do the job in that case.

Sven (Scandio, makers of PocketQuery)

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