Show a roll up table of data from tables on children pages


Here's the scenario:

  • 1 to many child pages for a growing number of projects.  Each child page has a table with these columns: project name, date, status
  • parent page that will display each child page's column data. The parent page has the same columns: project name, date, status
  • Since the number of rows on the parent page is unknown(more projects keep getting added), I need to key off of the project name and pull the updated values of date and status from the child pages.

Excerpt macros dont seem to be able to capture the row from the child page,only one value from one cell.  I'm trying to use the Table Plus macro but not having much luck there.  Any suggestions?  Any examples?

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Hello Jodi,

Page Properties + Page Properties Report macro should solve your problem.

Another approach besides Page Properties Macro and Page Properties Report Macro would be a macro that merges tables from other pages. 

Inside this table merger macro you could use the Excerpt Macro and Excerpt Include Macro to bring one piece of text (that is: the whole table) per page on the parent page. For multiple transclusions from one page or multiple pages you would need a third-party macro that supports multi-excerpt (I assume that adding a new Excerpt Macro for each new page is not feasible).

I'm not sure if this solution approach meets your third point (which I do not fully understand). But here we go ...

The commercial projecddoc Toolbox (available on the Atlassian Marketplace for Confluence server) provides macros to do this:

If you have a large number of pages to transclude from and a large number of tables you need to merge you'll need to check your performance requirements since the transclusion and merging takes place at request time.

Biased Alert: I'm one of the authors of the projectdoc Toolbox.

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