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using anchors to another page in an excerpt included table. How to do?


I have an anchor to a section of a page in confluence.  That works fine.

I can also use that anchor to be referred to from a link in plain text on another page. That works fine as well.

If the link to that anchor is part of a table that has been included with an excerpt, the link to the anchor doesn't work.

How can I fix that?

Additional info.

I see that the the link in the table that is referring to the anchor, changes the page name after being " excerpt inlcuded". The name of the page with the anchor is replaced by the name of the page where the table from the excerpt inlcude appears.

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Hi @jeroen_wilmes ,

It seems to me that your case is not possible for the Cloud editor due to its internal structure: it is based on iFrames that mess up nesting.

thanks @Katerina Kovriga _Stiltsoft_ . That would be a pitty and limiting the use on Confluence / Jira as integrated tool for making dashboards that can be easily cascaded. 

Any tips or suggestions from users are welcome on how to make reports in Confluence where status pages from different teams easily and without the need for duplicating information can be converged into a status page of higher abstraction level.

Our Table Filter and Charts for Confluence app provides the Table Excerpt/Table Excerpt Include macros:

  • they work similar to the Page Properties Report macro but allow you to collect multiple-row tables along with a great bunch of metadata (page title (link), author, created, labels, etc.)
  • and similar to the standard Excerpt/Excerpt Include macros (you'll be able to collect several Excerpts from one page)

You'll be able to collect Table Excerpts automatically from specific pages, page and its child pages, page and all descendants, pages with specific labels.

The result report can be further filtered with the help of the Table Filter macro.

Maybe this may help your case.

@Katerina Kovriga _Stiltsoft_ your Table filter macro looks good. I have to ask my admin for a trial. Although I would have expected these functionalities, maybe not so extended as in you app to be part of the standard functionalities of JIRA.

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Dec 09, 2021

Generally it wont work as the anchors tend to create a page relative URL. So the browser cannot resolve them as the root has changed.

If you are able to see the link, try creating a full URL link (you will need to use the browser save as link function), and insert that into the source.

If the links are not appearing at all, then there is no out of the box solution for you.

@Bill Bailey  GREAT, that worked. thanks a lot.

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