How to semi-automate repetitive tasks

Description

Often you need to create a standard set of Confluence pages or Jira issues or similar. The Run CLI Actions in Confluence allows you to semi-automate this process using the power of Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI). The process or activity is easily documented and readily changeable. Confluence page history provides tracking. The Run Self-Service Reports for Confluence should be used to provide a run button and to parameterize some of the data - the technique is demonstrated in Repetitive task using the RUN macro. An alternative is to use the --simulate parameter on the run action and manually remove it when ready to run the actions using preview mode.

Confluence example

Wiki markup
{cli:profile=confluence}

--action run --common "--space zcli"

@DATA:
  --action storePage --title "Designs"
  --action storePage --title "Design 1" --parent "Designs"
  --action storePage --title "Design 2" --parent "Designs"

# Remove comment for this only for UI  projects!!!
# --action storePage --title "UI Design 1" --parent "Designs"

{cli}
Result
Run: --space zcli --action storePage --title "Designs"
Page updated: 'Designs'.  Page has id: 86245981

Run: --space zcli --action storePage --title "Design 1" --parent "Designs"
Page updated: 'Design 1' as child of 'Designs'.  Page has id: 86245982

Run: --space zcli --action storePage --title "Design 2" --parent "Designs"
Page updated: 'Design 2' as child of 'Designs'.  Page has id: 86245983
# Only do this page for UI  projects
# --action storePage --title "UI Design 1" --parent "Designs"

Run completed successfully. 3 actions were successful 

Jira example

Wiki markup
{cli:profile=jira}

h3. JIRA example
{cli:profile=jira}
--action run --common "--project zcli"

@DATA:
  --action createIssue --type task --summary "Task 1"
  --action createIssue --type task --summary "Task 2"

{cli}

Result
Run: --project zcli --action createIssue --type task --summary "Task 1"
Issue ZCLI-22 created with id 78404. URL: http://localhost:8215/browse/ZCLI-22

Run: --project zcli --action createIssue --type task --summary "Task 2"
Issue ZCLI-23 created with id 78405. URL: http://localhost:8215/browse/ZCLI-23

Run completed successfully. 2 actions were successful


Complete example

This example uses Run Self-Service Reports for Confluence to provide run button and optionally a button that saves the result of the run. This expands on How to semi-automate repetitive tasks.

{run:id=cli|anchor=results|inputSize=30|titleExport=Run and save output|
dateFormat=yyyy-MM-dd hh.mm.ss|
exportFile=?^$current_time.html|
attachmentComment=?Pages for $space|replace=
space::Space key:text-required,
script:'
  --action storePage --title "Designs"
  --action storePage --title "Design 1" --parent "Designs"
':Script of actions (one per line):textarea-required:5:140}

{anchor:results}
----
Results generated: *$current_time*

{cli:profile=confluence}
--action run --common "--space $space" 
@DATA:
$script
{cli}

{run}

Result