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Using ConfiForms REST API

Here is the list of REST endpoints and supported parameters for ConfiForms app

Please refer to Confluence page permissions and ConfiForms to understand the security model used by ConfiForms (ConfiForms works in the same security / authentication context as your Confluence - same users / same authentication scheme).


Both methods are supported:

  • POST (for file uploads only POST)
  • GET



pageId is a very important parameter and should be supplied always, as all the methods are executed when PAGE is known/defined, otherwise a NOT FOUND error is shown

See Atlassian guide how to find pageId parameter for the page - https://confluence.atlassian.com/confkb/how-to-get-confluence-page-id-648380445.html



Adding "_skipIfParamIsEmpty" parameter with value "true" to your request helps to bypass setting all the fields - useful when you have field definitions with validations and you dont want to set / reset those with your REST API call

_skipIfParamIsEmpty=true
Method / URL

Create entry

http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/save.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&fields...
PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
fields... - fields here is a set of key-value pairs for ConfiForms form's fields you want to set (separated with '&' as HTTP parameters). For example if the form has a field with a name 'bookTitle' defined then you will need to write bookTitle=Book Title


There is a way to create entries on behalf of the "page" - useful when you have "autopage" fields in your form

In this case, use the "storagePageId" as the page location of your form, while "pageId" parameter use as the "current page"

Update entry


http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/save.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&entryId=ID&fields...


PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
ID - entity id you would like to update, if not given then a new entity is created
fields... - fields here is a set of key-value pairs for ConfiForms form's fields you want to set (separated with '&' as HTTP parameters). For example if the form has a field with a name 'bookTitle' defined then you will need to write bookTitle=Book Title


Delete entry

http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/delete.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&registrationFormName=<FORM_NAME>&entryId=<ID>


PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
ID - entity id you would like to delete

Delete entries

http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/remove.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&q=<FILTER>
PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
FILTER - filter to match records you want to delete. Same syntax as the filter itself uses. See Using filters section in documentation

Update specific field


http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/update.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&q=<FILTER>&fv=field:value
PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
FILTER - filter to match records you want to update. Same syntax as the filter itself uses. See Using filters section in documentation
fv=field:value - parameter fv shows which form's field to update and it's new value


From ConfiForms version 1.49.2 you can use [entry.fieldname] in "fv" parameter (to reference the value from another field)

fv=field:[entry.some_other_field]



Validate entry


http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/validate.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&fields...


This method only validates if the data could be saved

PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
fields... - fields here is a set of key-value pairs for ConfiForms form's fields you want to set (separated with '&' as HTTP parameters). For example if the form has a field with a name 'bookTitle' defined then you will need to write bookTitle=Book Title

Search entries

http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/filter.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&q=<QUERY>


PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
QUERY - search query in Lucene format, For example to search for books which have a title ('bookTitle' field on the form) set to 'Catching fire' you would need to write the following expression: &q=bookTitle:Catching fire.
Take a look at Using filters tutorial to learn more by example


From ConfiForms version 1.49.2 you can use additional "fields" parameter in the request to decorate the returned values with Virtual functions. Use "," to separate field decoration instructions

fields=myfield.camelCase,mydatefield.formatDate(dd-MM-yyyy)

This translates to - try to apply camelCase virtual function on "myfield" and try to format "mydatefield" with the formatDate function and given pattern

From ConfiForms version 1.50, you can specify limits (limit) and sorting (sort)

limit=2&sort=created ASC

Sorting variale expects the value as described here Sorting in ConfiForms

From ConfiForms version 1.53.3 you can use use "append=true" in your query which instructs the parameter "fields" to add the transformed (decorated) fields into the record. This allows you to have multiple representations of the field in the output.

Get form definition

http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/definition.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>


PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form

Upload file to ConfiForms field

Since ConfiForms version 1.20 you are now able to attach files to ConfiForms records via REST API. Make sure you create a POST request and for larger files please consider using a multipart request instead, having file body sent via the file part, not via base64 encoded contents. In this case, do not set the "fv" parameter!


File should be encoded as BASE64 string

http(s)://CONFLUENCE_SERVER/ajax/confiforms/rest/upload.action?pageId=<PAGE_ID>&f=<FORM_NAME>&q=<FILTER>&fv=<FIELD_NAME>:<BASE64ENCODED_STRING>&fileContentType=<CONTENT_TYPE>&fileName=<NAMEOFFILE>
PAGE_ID - where the ConfiForms form is configured
FORM_NAME - name of ConfiForms form
FILTER - filter to find the entry you want to upload this file to (for example: id:GUID, id:39554293-f4c6-4ae5-9d34-cb34db1f44a0 to upload to a particular entry, filter can be anything ConfiForms supports ConfiForms Filters)

FIELD_NAME - name of the file followed by : and file contents encoded as BASE64 string

CONTENT_TYPE - file content type which you are trying to upload, expecting mime type, see https://www.sitepoint.com/web-foundations/mime-types-complete-list/

NAMEOFFILE - name of the file (will be visible as the name in attachments)

It is strongly advised to use POST for this operation and send the parameters not in the query string but using the HTTP POST method request parameters


Also, for larger files consider using a multi-part request and sending your file as a multi-part part, not as encoded base64 contents!