"$currentDate" & "$currentUser"

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Why are variables "currentDate" and "currentUser" working only in the template "Meeting notes"? When I create my own templates it doesn't work!

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Hi Anastasia, those variables are part of the meeting notes blueprint, and are unfortunately not available in an ordinary template.   You can comment or watch the suggestion here https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-30567

You can add your own variables to a template, but they do not automatically populate with information from Confluence, but instead provide a popup for the user creating the page to fill in. 


There is an option for "Title of page to be created" macro and you can use @currentDate. This will populate the page with custom title and current date.

Can you explain, where to find this option and how to use? I seem not to be able to use it, when I create a new template.


Title of page to be created

Is in the Create From Template edit screen. It does not show up on the template.


The basic flow is

  1. Insert a Page Properties macro in your template
  2. Create a new page and add Create From Template macro
  3. Edit the Create From Template macro
  4. Then in the "Title of page to be created" text field add @currentDate
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