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Confluence / confiforms / IFTTT / Javascript ?

I have been looking for some examples of using the IFTTT macro 'Run Javascript' action but the pickings are slim. I can get as far as alert('static text') but as soon as I start trying to access form fields I fall over in a flaming heap

Do I need to use JQuery or can I access fields using the 'standard' [entry.fieldname] syntax somehow?


1 or 2 pointers should see me on my way ... all I want to do is too populate a field dynamically based on content of other fields for use in a subsequent macro (email body, Jira ticket body, etc.)



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You are ahead of me. I am still trying to figure out hoe to get the basic alert working per :(

The wiki indicates to use a script fragment like below in the body:Capture1.PNGHowever this does not work at all, instead the following gets inserted into the page after execution:


This happens with or without the "no format" macro.


And then I simply ignored the wiki and voila! The following worked:



Previously (without the No Format macro) I could only get 1 line of JS to execute. Problem solved hopefully

Wow, not sure how you figure that out. It worked like a charm. I was able to display the form field I needed in the alert message as well!


For this to work properly you need to add your scripts inside the HTML macro

Please correct me if this is the wrong place to ask, but did anyone figure out if it was possible to manipulate a field using JavaScript placed in an IFTTT macro?

Thank you,



You can inject the script into the page (assuming it is not disabled in ConfiForms configuration) and that script can do just about anything you want.

Script shall be either wrapped inside the code macro or inside the noformat to ensure it stays the same and does not get some unnecessary "extras" from Confluence editor

Quick demo on such IFTTT


Manipulating the fields shall be done with ConfiForms Rules for Field Definition macros, as this is what you use to manipulate the UI

and the demo

Thanks for the quick reply!

So would it not be possible to save the result of a Run JavaScript IFTTT Macro back to a field on created?


Similar to the above examples, if I had something like

rSummary = '[entry.rSummary]';

rSummary = rSummary.replace(/"[^"]+"/g, function(v) {

      return v.replace(/,/g, '');

(Then this would be the block where I would save the result of "rSummary" back to my field, or the server, or the [entry.rSummary], notation)

Or is that only possible using Confiforms Rules for Field Definition?



JavaScript works on the browser, and you can manipulate the UI with it. You cannot save "back" the field, as it is not a callback you have on "save" / before "save".

You need to "prepare" the value before it gets submitted and that can be done using the ConfiForms Rules for Field Definition macro

Ah, okay. Thank you for your timely response!

I appreciate your help!


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