confluence: page properties report macro, method to total/count results?


We're starting to use Atlassians "page properties" & "Page Properties Report" macros in our organisation and my user community is aksing whether it's possible to add a count / totals the results of the "page properties report" display/output (currently it lists all pages but you have to manually count how many results it returns).

Currently, I can see that adding totals is *not* an option within the macro editor, however I'm not sure if there's a change/feature request out there? Does anyone know whether there are alternative methods I can use to generate totals for the "Page Properties Report"? I wondered whether there's any macros/plugins that allow pages counts by page label (i.e. I caould insert the same page label used in the page properties macro).

Any insight/advice welcomed.

Many thanks!


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Davin Studer Community Champion Oct 13, 2013

Here is a user macro to count pages by label.

## @param Label:title=Label|type=string|required=true|desc=Enter a label to count.

#set( $labelManager = $action.LabelManager )
#set( $labRef = $labelManager.getLabel($paramLabel) )
#set( $pages = $labelManager.getCurrentContentForLabel( $labRef) )


Works perectly Davin! Many thanks for sharing.

How can I count pages with a specific page property?

E.g. in this tutorial ( the total amount of pages with Current Status "In progress"?

Thanks for any advice/help.

the macro works fine if I use it only one time on a page. But I get an error when used multiple time on the same page.

I work on Confluence 5.4.1

Any ideas? Thank you in advance!


java.lang.RuntimeException: Error rendering template for decorator root
at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.velocity.ApplyDecoratorDirective.render(

caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Error rendering template for decorator page
at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.velocity.ApplyDecoratorDirective.render(

caused by: org.apache.velocity.exception.MethodInvocationException: Invocation of method 'getWebInterfaceContext' in class com.atlassian.confluence.pages.actions.ViewPageAction threw exception net.sf.hibernate.LazyInitializationException: Failed to lazily initialize a collection at template/includes/menu-macros.vm[line 123, column 92]
at org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTIdentifier.execute(

caused by: net.sf.hibernate.LazyInitializationException: Failed to lazily initialize a collection
at net.sf.hibernate.collection.PersistentCollection.initialize(

caused by: net.sf.hibernate.HibernateException: collection was evicted

at net.sf.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.initializeCollection(

I'm experiencing the same issue - specifically putting 4 or more of this macro on the same page results in the system error

This code brings items in trash either. For example, I have 61 pages with certain label and this codes brings the number 128 (Confluence 6.4.3).

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Sorry guys... I'm removing this useless post.

That's my answer... I used a colleague account, unintentionally.

I resolved my question counting only pages outside trash. ContentEntityObject has a method that describes the status of the page like "getContentStatus()", or "isCurrent()/isDraft()/isDeleted()".


@Junio Fernandes

I have the same problem that the macro count is not correct probably that somewhere a deleted page  is floating around.

can you please share your version of the macro ?


Thanks in advance.

This works great for me, right out of the box, in Confluence 5.10.8, including using it multiple times on the same page - I tested up to seven lables. Thanks Davin!

As an alternative you can use Pivot Table macro (Table Filter and Charts add-on) with Page Properties Report macro and count anything you want. Or you can just wrap Page Properties Report macro with Table Filter macro and set row numbering to see the count of pages.

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