Allow export of table view - 8.x

Overview

This page demonstrates how to use the Table Plus macro, which is part of the Advanced Tables for Confluence app, to provide view users an option to downloading or exporting (as an attachment) a CSV representation of the table view. By specifying the Allow export parameter on the macro, users are given 2 icons that can be clicked to download or export the current table view to a CSV file. Download places the file on the user local system and export creates an attachment. 

Available with version 7.2.0 on Server only

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Macro browser input

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Macro NameAdvanced Tables - Table Plus
Macro Syntax{table-plus}

Parameters/values

Table settings > Formatting > Table idProduct Revenue
Table settings > Advanced settings > Enable download and export as attachmentOn

Column settings > Formatting > Column type (1

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3)

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Column settings > Numbering & Totaling > Insert auto number column

On

Column settings > Numbering & Totaling > Auto total numeric columns

On

Column settings > Sorting > Automatically sort in descending order

On

Column settings > Sorting > Automatically sort by this column

3

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Wiki markup input

{table-plus:allowExport=true|id=Product Revenue|autoNumber=true|autoTotal=true|sortDescending=true|sortColumn=3|columnTypes=S,E,FF"$0,0"}
|| Product || On Plan || Revenue ||
| A | (/) | 325100 |
| D | (/) | 315850 |
| C | (x) | 250420 |
| B | (/) | 98650  |
| E | (x) | 79010  |
{table-plus}

Exported CSV

The attachment Product Revenue.csv exported above, can be imported back to a Confluence page using the CSV Table macro. This could be used for showing snapshots of tables that have been archived for a historical view. The following is like CSV Table macro with the attachment on this page:

As text

Product Revenue.csv
"","Product","On Plan","Revenue"
"1","A","https://examplegear.com/s/en_GB/6214/6860359b26f1e8cc7164bebdad0e2f04c128c291.1/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.png","$325,100"
"2","D","https://examplegear.com/s/en_GB/6214/6860359b26f1e8cc7164bebdad0e2f04c128c291.1/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.png","$315,850"
"3","C","https://examplegear.com/s/en_GB/6214/6860359b26f1e8cc7164bebdad0e2f04c128c291.1/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.png","$250,420"
"4","B","https://examplegear.com/s/en_GB/6214/6860359b26f1e8cc7164bebdad0e2f04c128c291.1/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.png","$98,650"
"5","E","https://examplegear.com/s/en_GB/6214/6860359b26f1e8cc7164bebdad0e2f04c128c291.1/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.png","$79,010"
"","","","$1,069,030"

With CSV Table macro as-is

With CSV Table macro with a few parameters to make it look more like the original

The following parameters were used in the CSV Table macro shown above:

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Macro nameAdvanced Tables - CSV Table
Macro syntax{csv}

Define these parameters/values as follows:

CSV Table settings > Data settings > Output formatwiki
Row settings > Header & footer rows > Number of header rows1

CSV Table settings > Data format > Augments to data row values

, , !%3%!

CSV Table settings > Data format > Augments to footing row values

, , Total

CSV Table settings > Data source > Method of locating JSON data (Attachment) > Attachment

Product Revenue.csv

Column settings > Formatting > Column type (1

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3

4)

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