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Pasting a table into Confluence

Feels like the paste behavior in confluence has changed?

Believe I used to be able to paste a "wikimarkup" table into a page and it was converted into a "normal" table?

Now when I paste:

|| Summary || Description||
| hello | example |
| hello 2 | example 2 | + return

I get :
table.PNG

Only the last line is "converted"!

 

If I attempt using the markdown plugin I get a table that looks OK, but if I try to create multiple JIRA issues  - the issues are created, but they are not "added" to the page.

iss.PNG

The same thing happens if I insert the table as a html text file in a "html" macro.

If I paste a table from excel I get it "converted" into a "normal" table, but this is due to embedded meta data in the paste data from excel.

When I create "html" pages and upload them via the REST API, the html tables are "converted" into a "normal" tables.

When pasting data inside a "{markdown textdata}" macro I get some strange behavior:

md2.PNG

it is converted into:

md3.PNG

So the {Wiki Markup} exists in the backend? And is hidden from users somehow?

If I edit the Wiki Markup to 

mu1.PNG

I get a table, it is not "converted" and also fails when creating jira issues from table.

 

Is there some way of pasting a table(preferably from text) into a confluence page so that it is converted into a "normal" table? There used to be a {wiki markup} macro to be used for this...

 

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Fabian Lim Community Leader Jan 26, 2022

Hi @zaphnet

You may want to refer to this post with some features that have been disabled in cloud: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/How-do-I-insert-wiki-markup-and-section-macros-on-Confluence/qaq-p/1082629

Not sure if you have tagged the question with the correct details.

Cheers

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