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"$currentDate" & "$currentUser"

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Create a Template

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

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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