Search by author and date

I need to somehow generate a list of documents by author last modified before a certain date.  The purpose of this is to give this list to the respective authors to have them review the documents for current accuracy and relevance.  Is there any way to accomplish this?

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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Sep 14, 2017

Sure, this is possible. First, open a blank search page by clicking within the search field in the upper-right and pressing enter.

On the search screen, 

  • Under "Last Modified", choose "Custom" and in the "To" field, put in the date until which you would like to have the documents for (so 3 months ago would be the 15th of June, for example)
  • Under "Of Type", choose "Pages"
  • At the bottom, click "Add a Filter", choose "Creator", and then input the name of the author that you want to filter by.

These steps can be performed in any order. The results will be the list of pages created by a particular author that was last modified sometime before the specified date.


Thank you, but unfortunatly, which is often the case, I don't have a lot of these options.  No "Custom", no "Add a Filter".  Is there another way to skin this cat?



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All is not lost... I'm not sure which version of Confluence you are using (it makes a major difference as far as advanced search syntax, so I wish community made you input it when you ask a question).

I think you can insert the author's name in the "By" box, choose "Pages" under type, and then search for the following:

modified:[* TO 20161229]

Please note that the date format is YYYYMMDD and it is important that TO is in capital letters.

If you are using Confluence 5.4 or earlier, then you can use the following search syntax:

modified:[* TO 20161229] AND type:page AND creatorName:<username> 

where <username> is the user's username in Confluence.

You make a great point:

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OK, that worked!  Nice.  Do you have a good search reference for this version?



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