I've been tooling around with an user macro that takes some content and manipulate via JavaScript. I have run into a problem with my script and decided to use the console.log method to debug my script issue. However, nothing returns via the console log. I test the variables by typing them directly into Chrome Dev command line and I see the variables getting changed or not as I expected with my script.

My Question is this: Is there something in Confluence blocking the output of the console.log method?

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You might have a syntax error with your velocity markup. Keep an eye on the logs when your macro is executed.

[edit] I'm assuming that since you have the console open, you're keeping an eye out for JS errors

There's no errors in either the velocity markup or JS. Try it for yourself. Create a macro, set a variable to something and have the console.log method run that variable. Even simple tests like this come back empty but if I use the command line in Chrome Dev, I see that in fact that foo = "foo";

var foo = "foo";

It works fine for me. Did you wrap your JS in a <script> tag? Here's what my full macro looks like:

## Macro title: My Macro
## Macro has a body: Y or N
## Body processing: Selected body processing option
## Output: Selected output option
## Developed by: My Name
## Date created: dd/mm/yyyy
## Installed by: My Name

&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;
    var foo = "foo";

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