Scan Confluence 5.x for all the macros used in a space or entire instance


Is there a way to scan a space or the entire instance for all the macros used? I know about the macroName search; but I don't want to search for one macro at a time.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hi there!

I believe confluence doesn't have this functionality embedded. Sometime ago, there was a plugin that could perform this called macro usage stats plugin, which is not compatible with the newer versions of confluence.

The only way today to search for a macro in confluence is to either search using macroname <name> or by searching directly in the database as stated in this answer.



Hi back!

Thanks for the information. I took a look at the script. Does it create a report of all macros used? I don't want to search for "one macro", I want to see all the macros used without searching for them one at time which is time prohibitive.

Thanks :)


The old plugin was the only way I know it could find all macros in confluence. Today, I only know this workaround which will find one macro in all pages at a time. It's a time consuming task though if you have multiple macros.

Cheers :)


Thanks for the information. Sorry to hear such a useful macro is no longer supported. I'll just have to make the time to do one macro at a time.

Cheers right back at ya and thanks again! :D


You are welcome Rosemary. :D

Feel free to close this question as answered if my answer had helped you at least pointing to the right place. :)


Hi, even though this isn't exactly what I'm looking for, it's definitely the closest I'm going to get to finding macros. Thanks for your help! :)

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