Stop ConfiForm from attaching (and watching) File fields to the Form definition page.

I am using a ConfiForm Form Registration Control to create JIRA issues with a file attachment, using the "File" field type. While it creates the JIRA issue properly, it seems to also attach the file to the Confluence page where the ConfiForm Form is defined, which in turn has the effect of adding the user who submitted the form as a watcher on that page.

Is there any way to disable this functionality?

The attachment in itself is not so bad because I can periodically delete them, but having everyone who submits the form get added as a watcher to this page is very problematic, since now they start getting notifications of attachments from everyone who submits the form after them!

1 answer

Hi @Andrew Pane

 

Indeed, when you use ConfiForms Registration Control and upload the file it get's attached to the page and then sent to JIRA.

As the page get's a modification by the user who has attached the file then it goes to "watchers".

We have introduced new "action type" for ConfiForms IFTTT to add/remove watchers from a page. I belive it will solve the issue for you. 

The feature will be ready in upcoming version of ConfiForms, v 1.27.4

 

Thanks Sash. I'll give it a try when 1.27.4 is available and post my findings here.

I gave this a try today but didn't have any luck: I suspect that the IFTTT actions might be triggering at the same time, so the document attachment (part of the JIRA creation action) finishes after the "remove watcher" action, and thus the watcher is removed before he has been added and then added after he has been removed. cheeky

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Jul 10, 2018 in Marketplace Apps

If you’re an Atlassian app developer, you’ll want to know about Atlas Camp!

This September 6-7, hundreds of Atlassian App developers will flock to Barcelona Spain to build skills, discover product roadmaps, meet face-to-face with the Atlassian team, and learn how to extend t...

173 views 0 4
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you