is there a way to search directly on XHTML or Storage Format?

I am trying to see if there is way to enter a Confluence search query which finds pages containing a macro with specific parameters.  

Partial solution:  This actually still seems to work from a way back article by Sarah Maddox in so far as one can search:  macroName: x*

https://ffeathers.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/how-to-search-confluence-for-usage-of-a-macro/

 OR  another helpful solution would be how to create something like a regex which searches XHTML or Storage Format for Confluence pages matching the criteria.

Thank you for any insights!!

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Joe Xie Atlassian Team Jan 27, 2016

you can try using CQL to search for uses of macros (see https://developer.atlassian.com/confdev/confluence-rest-api/advanced-searching-using-cql#AdvancedSearchingusingCQL-macroMacroMacro), but that doesn't let you specify the parameters unfortunately.

Hi Brendan,

If you are willing to wirte a plugin, this is the code snippet to find macros and their parameters:

 

    MacroDefinitionHandler macroDefinitionHandler = new MacroDefinitionHandler() {

        public void handle(MacroDefinition macroDefinition) { 

            String macroName = macroDefinition.getName();                

            if (macroName != null && macroName.equals(MACRO_NAME)) { 

                buttonCaptions.add(macroDefinition.getParameter(PARAM_CAPTION));

            }            

        }

    };

    try {

        xhtmlContent.handleMacroDefinitions(pageInStorageFormat, conversionContext, macroDefinitionHandler);

    }        

    catch (XhtmlException e) {

        throw new PtcException("Couldn't extract button name from MACRO_NAME.",e);

    }

 

I hope this gives you a good starting point.

Regards,
Stephan

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