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This is the documentation for ConfiForms Server/Data Center app


With ConfiForms IFTTT macros it is important to note that: 

Macro body is evaluated as Velocity Template! This allows you to use #if #end constructions around JSON mapping parts.

Field values are stored in Velocity templates under field names!

For multi-value holding fields the field is always prsenet in the context and has the value, so you cannot check it with 

#if(${somefield})
#end

as it will always be evaluated to true, but you can check if it has any values

--- check if field has no values

#if(${somefield.isEmpty()})
#end


--- check if the field is NOT empty and has values

#if(!${somefield.isEmpty()})
#end



Also, there is standard set of objects inside the context


context.put("entry", entry); <- ConfiForms Entry (raw)
context.put("user", user); <- Confluence user object
context.put("page", contentObject); <- AbstractPage object

From ConfiForms version 1.49.3 there are additional objects in the context:

context.put("generalUtil", newcom.atlassian.confluence.util.GeneralUtil());
context.put("res", ServletActionContext.getResponse());
context.put("req", ServletActionContext.getRequest());
context.put("action", com.atlassian.confluence.renderer.radeox.macros.MacroUtils.getConfluenceActionSupport());

Very similar to what is available in the context when you develop Confluence user macros: 
https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/writing-user-macros-4485.html
https://developer.atlassian.com/server/confluence/confluence-objects-accessible-from-velocity/                
              
which you can reference as any other variable in Velocity using velocity syntax, for example: ${page.id} to reference page id of current page

Also, a helpful link from apache 
---- copied from Apache https://wiki.apache.org/velocity/CheckingForNull

Q: I want to check for null, something like this:

#if ($car.fuel == null)

A: There are several approaches. Select the one most suitable depending on what you really want to do. (Thanks, everybody, for all the feedback on the user list.) See also: Bugzilla #20999Bugzilla #27741VelocityNullSupport.

Approach 1: Use the fact that null is evaluated as a false conditional. (cf. http://velocity.apache.org/engine/devel/user-guide.html#Conditionals)

#if( ! $car.fuel )
  • Note: The conditional will also pass if the result of $car.fuel is the boolean false. What this approach is actually checking is whether the reference is null or false.

Approach 2: Use the fact that null is evaluated as an empty string in quiet references. (cf. http://velocity.apache.org/engine/devel/user-guide.html#quietreferencenotation)

#if( "$!car.fuel" == "" )
  • Note: The conditional will also pass if the result of $car.fuel is an empty String. What this approach is actually checking is whether the reference is null or empty.

BTW, just checking for empty can be achieved by:

#if( "$car.fuel" == "" )

Approach 3: Combine Approach 1 and 2. This will check for null and null only.

#if ((! $car.fuel) && ("$!car.fuel" == ""))
  • Note: The logic underlying here is that: "(null or false) and (null or > empty-string)" => if true, must be null. This is true because "false and empty-string and not null" is never true. IMHO, this makes the template too complicated to read.

Approach 4: Use a Tool that can check for null (NullTool,ViewNullTool).

#if( $null.isNull($car.fuel) )
  • Note: Of course, NullTool must be in the Context as $null in this case.

Approach 5: Don't check for null directly, use a self-explaining method.

#if( $car.fuelEmpty )
  • Note: This is my (Shinobu Kawai's) recommended solution. You have to implement the method, but it makes the template so easy-to-read.


public boolean isFuelEmpty()
{
  // return true if fuel is empty.
}

Approach 6: Use a custom directive. cf. IfNullDirectiveIfNotNullDirective

#ifnull( $car.fuel )
#ifnotnull( $car.fuel )
  • Note: You will have to register the directive in your velocity.properties.


userdirective = org.apache.velocity.tools.generic.directive.Ifnull
userdirective = org.apache.velocity.tools.generic.directive.Ifnotnull