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My multiexcerpt include does not function properly


I have correctly inserted the multiexcerpt macro on the page with excerpt to be included on another page. The macro correctly links to the page on which I included the excerpt. 

I inserted the multiexcerpt include macro on the page in which to insert the excerpt. However, the macro does not link back to the correct page. I receive an error message stating that the page does not exist.  The page does come up in the selection menu as I enter it, though. I am also careful to properly enter the name of the excerpt.

What am I missing?  I'd appreciate your assistance.


1/3/20 addendum -

Error message on multiexcerpt include page: Page not found for multiexcerpt macro. The page...was not found. Please check/update the page name used in the multiexcerpt-include macro.  

Actions taken:

  • I checked the name of the space, page, and multiexcerpt. They look correct.
  • When I clicked "Go to included page", it directed me to the same multiexcerpt include page.
  • When I go into "Edit multiexcerpt macro" on the multiexcerpt page, the preview does show the excerpt correctly and does not show an error message.

I have tested it several times, but the macro still does not function.

I would greatly appreciate your thoughts. Thank you! Anne





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Not sure if this is the same issue but I have found that the multiexcerpt does not work across Spaces, but does work within a single Space.  I'm pretty sure it used to work across Space!!!

I just did a little bit of experimentation....

  1. I moved the page that contained the excerpt include to be a child page of the page containing the excerpt (NOTE: this meant the page moved from one Space to another).  I needed to set it up again in the referring page, but this worked (aka the excerpt include parameters where not right).
  2. I then moved the page back again to its original Space and to my surprise the excerpt continued to work.

What I noticed was that the excerpt include needed the following in the parameters:

  • Space with Excerpt: {space name}
  • Page with Excerpt: {space name}:{page name}
  • MultiExcerpt Name: drop down and select the name

NOTE: the Space name and the colon before the page name.

One other thing the {space name} seems to be the shortened version of the space name.  In my example we have one called "Consumer Data Rights" and its {space name} is CDR.


The problem seems to be that the MultiExcerpt Include does not correctly reference pages from another Space and therefore cannot find the excerpt.

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