Overview

The {metadata-list} macro allows the attachment of multiple pieces of metadata to an individual page.

This allows a list of metadata values stored on an individual page to be referenced from other pages (see the space-metadata-list macro for the equivalent functionality for spaces).

Parameters

ParameterRequiredDefaultNotesVersion
unnamed first parameter(s)



No parameter is required. The metadata names and values are added to the body of the macro.
hidden
false
  • true – metadata value is not displayed on current page
  • false – metadata value is displayed on current page

Note that this option to hide or display the metadata values affects only the page that contains the {metadata-list} macro. It does not affect any pages where the metadata is reused.


orientation
vertical
  • vertical – metadata values are displayed vertically
  • horizontal – metadata values are displayed horizontal

clear
false

Clears the values for any metadata on the page on adding the macro to the page

  • true– any existing metadata values are removed
  • false – any existing metadata values are retained

Usage

To add multiple pieces of metadata to a page, choose the Metadata List macro in the Confluence macro browser:

The macro editor allows you to configure the macro.


The macro editor only includes the following options for the macro:

  • display metadata as a vertical or horizontal list
  • hide the metadata from being displayed on this page
  • clear any existing metadata values of the page before setting the new metadata and values

You must Insert the macro to add the metadata names and their values using the {metadata-list} macro placeholder:

The metadata name and value can be plain text or include simple wiki markup. In the example above the metadata and their values are rendered in a table on the page:

Note this macro is for setting metadata values, not for listing existing metadata values. 


You can add a piece of this metadata from this page onto another page, for example, using the {metadata-from} macro to add a single piece of metadata or one of {metadata-report} macro for multiple pieces of metadata.


Reference Markup

The following will create four individual metadata items and set a value for each of them:

{metadata-list}
|| Name | Comala Metadata Plugin |
|| Version | 3.5.x |
|| Product Versions | Confluence 6.x |
|| Author(s) | Captain Comala |
{metadata-list}

The metadata values in this example include wiki markup. This will be displayed on the page as a table:

An optional orientation=horizontal parameter changes the rendering to be horizontal.

{metadata-list|orientation=horizontal}
|| Name | Comala Metadata Plugin |
|| Version | 3.5.x |
|| Product Versions | Confluence 6.x |
|| Author(s) | Captain Comala |
{metadata-list}

It will be displayed as:


If you don't want the list of metadata displayed on this page you can choose to add the "hidden" parameter.

{metadata-list|orientation=horizontal|hidden=true}

The use of the "hidden" parameter does not affect the pages where the metadata is reused.

Usage with the Comala Document Management app

The {metadata-list} macro is partially supported by the Comala Document Management app.

{trigger:pageupdated}
    	{metadata-list}
          || Name | Comala Metadata Plugin |
          || Version | 3.5.x |
          || Product Versions | Confluence 6.x |
          || Author(s) | Captain Comala |
        {metadata-list}
    {trigger}


If the macro is used at workflow level in the Comala Document Management app do not use it together with the orientation parameter, for example {metadata-list|orientation=horizontalas this is unsupported and will cause an error.

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