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What is the best way to set up a daily export of Confluence page to a pdf using scriptrunner jobs?

As a new Admin for JIRA/Confluence, I am trying to figure out the path of least resistance to create a scriptrunner job to do a daily export of a Confluence page to a pdf to be saved in a shared file. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Justin,

You can call Confluence's export to PDF URL to get the PDF file. The request URL should be something like:

<Confluence_URL>/spaces/flyingpdf/pdfpageexport.action?pageId=<Page_Id>

Then, you can probably use the Apache Common IO FileUtils's copyURLToFile to download the file and save it to your destination folder - See example

Ultimately, your script in Job could be something like:

import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils

// Replace <Confluence_URL>
// Replace <Page_Id>
def requestUrl = "<Confluence_URL>/spaces/flyingpdf/pdfpageexport.action?pageId=<Page_Id>"

// Update destinationPath with your shared directory and file name
def destinationPath = "PATH/FILENAME.pdf"

try {
URL url = new URL(requestUrl)
File destinationFile = new File(destinationPath)

FileUtils.copyURLToFile(url, destinationFile)
} catch (MalformedURLException e) {
// Handle
} catch (IOException e) {
// Handle
}

I hope this helps! 

Cheers,
Helmy

Helmy,

        Thank you for the response! I am building and trying it today. I hope that all goes smooth if not I'll be back ;).

Thank you,

Justin

Hi Justin,

This post on StackOverflow should help!

Cheers,
Helmy

Like Justin Mele likes this

Ah you edited your reponse.

Hope everything goes well :) 

I did because when I copied the path it used forward slash instead of backslash. I changed them and the error is gone. Now I am just trying to actually get the pdf to the file.

Helmy,

       So it runs with no errors, but I'm not actually pulling anything. The results come back as null.

image.png

Hi Justin,

Is there a daily.pdf file created in the target directory at all?

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No there is not. I for some reason thought that was naming the file. I will get that out of there.

**UPDATE** Still did not work unfortunately.

 

Hi Justin,

Can you print the following:

def currentDir = System.getProperty("user.dir")
log.warn(currentDir)

Cheers
Helmy

My original script above did not handle any authentication. Please use the following script instead: https://www.mysamplecode.com/2019/04/java-download-image-from-url-authentication.html

Hi Justin,

You don't have to replace the string 'user.dir'. It is literally it:

System.getProperty("user.dir")

Cheers,
Helmy 

sorry about that.image.png

Can you check if you actually have permission to create a file in that directory?

You can run this script in the Script Console to test:

def testFile = new File("C:/Users/jmele/Desktop/Export_Test/test.txt")

log.warn testFile.getAbsolutePath()

 

Can you copy the script from the Job and run in Script Console? Also, make sure to specify the filename.

def destinationPath = "C:/Users/jmele/Desktop/Export_Test/testFile.pdf"

Then, check if the file actually created. 

I did the above mentioned and it did not write to the folder. It is an empty folder still.

Sorry I missed a line, try:

def testFile = new File("C:/Users/jmele/Desktop/Export_Test/test.txt")
testFile.createNewFile()

log.warn testFile.getAbsolutePath()

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