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Using variables in short cut links

Hi there,

I have 3-4 shortcut links (@name) configured in confluence to allow us to create dynamic links to web pages outside of Confluence.  I often create a table with a row that has several of these links, in different columns.

Right now I am typing the number and short cut link multiple times, and I am wondering if I could use a variable somehow to save some effort

For example, now I am typing

[123@mypage]   [123@yourpage]   [123@hispage]

Ideally I would like to do:

number=123    and then

[$number@mypage]   [$number@yourpage]   [$number@hispage]


Thanks in advance for any help,





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we create now for our department a new wiki-site with a lot of external link to our shares/folder structure. Thus, we have the same/similar case.

Example from our department share: //server1/company/plant/unit/department/internal/tool1/documentation

The first part should be in a variable

$department_share = //server1/company/plant/unit/department

Link to Tool documentation:




With this structure we are save in the future when the department share are change in the company. We need only change the global variable $department_share and not aprox 200 Links on the wiki-site. For example they change the department share to //server2/company/plant/unit/department


Is is possible to create this kind of "variable" links with Confluence?



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Hi John,


Interesting post. I'm trying to get my head around how the [123@mypage] creates a page external to Confluence.

Is this an Add-On or plugin that you have, or some custom JavaScript running? 

Regards, James

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