console.log

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

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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";
console.log(foo);
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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";
    console.log(foo);
&lt;/script&gt;

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