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Nested Use of Graphviz Diagrams for Confluence

Dear team,

unfortunately it is not possible to use the graphviz macros (especially the digraph macro) in a nested context sad

Do I miss something?

Background: We wrote a macro that generates the digraph on the fly and we would like nest our macro in the digraph macro.

Will this feature be implemented in the near future?

Best regards,


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I have answered this here.

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Thanks alot,


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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Feb 06, 2017

Hmm.  I'm using graphviz macros inside other macros, although the container macros are part of the core of Confluence.  I think, more importantly, they're macros that render Confluence language internally, so they know where to go when they try to render another macro.  I suspect your macro does not render Confluence data?  (Obvious example - put a graphviz macro inside a panel)

Hi Nic,

thanks for your answer and sorry for beeing too unprecise.

I wanted to use the Graphviz Diagrams for Confluence macros the other way round.

We wrote a - not jet published - Graph Macro for the projectdoc Toolbox for Confluence that generates the digraph-ASCII-syntax on the fly. Right now we use the free PlantUML add-on to convert this digraph-ASCII-text to a graphviz (dot) PNG. To do this we wrap the PlantUML-macro around our macro.

As we would also like to support the Graphviz Diagrams for Confluence macros (especially the digraph-macro), we added an additional feature to our macro to generate the digraph-ASCII-syntax in a format that the digraph-macro can use. But unfortunately we can not put our macro inside the digraph macro as it does not allow richtext (other macros) in its body.

Best regards,


Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Feb 07, 2017

Ah, sorry, I did not see that before.  It is the reverse of what I've done before.  I'm afraid I don't know how that might work.

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