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In order to make it easier to integrate with other external systems, such as JIRA, for example, we have implemented so called "virtual" functions, what you can call on field values.


Usage:

  • When using in IFTTT macro body or in ListView/PlainView/CalendarView - the notation would be: [entry.fieldname.virtual_function] 


  • When using in ConfiForms Field macro then reference it by fieldname, adding the virtual function name: fieldname.virtual_function


Useful, when you try to prepare a JSON or some other format when used together with IFTTT macro to enable integrations with other systems


See also Accessing field values and properties. You can use complex properties in your filters. For example filtering dropdown fields by values and by labels, filtering page type fields by page metadata fields, filtering user fields by, for example - email property


As of now, the following functions are supported:

CORE - means the function is available from ConfiForms 1.x 


FunctionDescriptionUsing in ConfiForms Field macroUsing in ListVIew/PlanView/CalendarView or in IFTTT macro body


urlencode
CORE
CLOUD


Does URL encode on given value, see "urlEncode" method in

https://developer.atlassian.com/static/javadoc/confluence/4.0/reference/com/atlassian/confluence/util/GeneralUtil.html

myfield. urlencode[entry.myfield.urlencode]


escapeXML
CORE
CLOUD


Escapes XML on given value, see "escapeXml" method in

https://developer.atlassian.com/static/javadoc/confluence/4.0/reference/com/atlassian/confluence/util/GeneralUtil.html

myfield. escapeXml[entry.myfield. escapeXml]


escape
CORE
CLOUD


Escapes string as in "escapeForHtmlAttribute" method in

https://developer.atlassian.com/static/javadoc/confluence/4.0/reference/com/atlassian/confluence/util/GeneralUtil.html

myfield.escapeForHtmlAttribute[entry.myfield.escapeForHtmlAttribute]


escapeJavaScript
CORE
CLOUD


Escapes JavaScript from the value


formatDate
CORE
CLOUD

FROM V. 2.12.5
You can specify date format and timezone. When you dont specify the timezone a user's timezone is used to format the date/time value

Example:

formatDate(MM-dd-yyyy, UTC)

Supported timezone arguments


Tries to format date fields in the specified format, expects date format as in http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.htmlmyfield.formatDate(JAVA_FORMAT)

[entry.myfield.formatDate(JAVA_FORMAT) ]

(no quotes)

convertDate(FORMAT, TIMEZONE)

FROM V. 2.13.5

Supported timezone arguments

This function converts a timestamp (UTC) into the formatted date in a specified timezone

Format can be anything supported by http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html

Timezone argument can be anything documented here: Supported timezone arguments


Example:

myfield.convertDate(yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ, Europe/Tallinn)



jiraDate
CORE
CLOUD

FROM V. 2.12.5
You can specify date a timezone

jiraDate(America/Chicago)

Supported timezone arguments

Same as "formatDate" method above, but specifies constant DateFormat pattern (yyyy-MM-dd), suitable for JIRA REST APImyfield.jiraDate[entry.myfield.jiraDate]


jiraDateTime
CORE
CLOUD

FROM V. 2.12.5
You can specify date a timezone

jiraDateTime(UTC)

Supported timezone arguments

Same as " formatDate " method above, but specifies constant dateformat pattern ("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ"), should be compatible with ISO 8601 standard as JIRA requires when setting timestamps to JIRA fieldsmyfield.jiraDateTime[entry.myfield.jiraDateTime]


escapeJSON
CORE
CLOUD


Escapes illegal characters in the field value to generate a valid JSON property. New lines, quotes, tabs and etc will be properly escaped

[entry.myfield.escapeJSON]
myfield.escapeJSON[entry.myfield.escapeJSON ]
asArray
asArrayMultiSelect
asArrayMultiUserPicker

CORE
CLOUD


Tries to create an array from the value. Useful when you want to pass ConfiForms multi-select values to JIRA. Something like

"customfield_XXXX" : [[entry.myfield.asArray]]
 
this will generate
 
"customfield_XXXX" : ["val1","val2"]
 
assuming "myfield" field is a multi select and has 2 values: val1 and val2


There are variations to support other multi-select fields in JIRA

https://developer.atlassian.com/jiradev/jira-apis/about-the-jira-rest-apis/jira-rest-api-tutorials/jira-rest-api-example-create-issue

  • asArrayMultiSelect
  • asArrayMultiUserPicker (can be used to generate arrays for both: multi-user and multi-group field types)


myfield.asArray

myfield.asArrayMultiSelect

myfield.asArrayMultiUserPicker

[entry.myfield.asArray]

[entry.myfield.asArrayMultiSelect]

 [entry.myfield.asArrayMultiUserPicker]

asArray(separator)

FROM V. 1.35

CLOUD

Same as "asArray" without a parameter, but allows you to set own separator

Example:

asArray(') will wrap the values into list of 'v1', 'v2'...
asArray will do the same with default separator ", like this "v1", "v2"
asArray(_) will output _v1_, _v2_
myfield.asArray(separator)[entry.myfield.asArray(separator)]

asArrayOfIds

CORE

CLOUD

Same as the above, but exporting IDs of the multi-select values in the following format:

"1", "2"
myfield.asArrayOfIds [entry.myfield.asArrayOfIds]

asArrayOfKVPairs(key)

FROM V. 1.35

CLOUD

Will output the list of values in a format:

{"key":"value"}, {"key": "value2"}

Useful for adding JIRA labels, like when giving a key as "add" → asArrayOfKVPairs(add)

{"add": "value"}, {"add", "value2"}

[entry.asArrayOfKVPairs(key)] will produce something like {"key":"value"}, {"key": "value2"}


replaceCRLFWithBR
CORE
CLOUD


Replaces CR/LF with <br/> tag to show with line brakes in HTML (useful when you reference the textarea field using [entry.] notation)myfield.replaceCRLFWithBR[entry.myfield.replaceCRLFWithBR]


replaceBRWithCRLF
CORE
CLOUD


Does the opposite to "replaceCRLFWithBR" and replaces <br/> tags with CRLF


asUserFullNames
CORE
CLOUD


Works only with User multi-select fields and shows list of full names for selected usersmyfield. asUserFullNames[entry.myfield.asUserFullNames]


asUserEmails
CORE
CLOUD


Works only with User multi-select fields and shows list of emails for selected usersmyfield. asUserEmails[entry.myfield.asUserEmails]


asUserNames
CORE
CLOUD


Works only with User multi-select fields and shows list of usernames for selected usersmyfield.asUserNames[entry.myfield.asUserNames]


friendlyDate
CORE


Formatting date and date/time field types with https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/latest/com/atlassian/confluence/core/datetime/FriendlyDateFormatter.htmlmyfield. friendlyDate[entry.myfield. friendlyDate ]


asCount
CORE
CLOUD


Returns size of a collection for multi-value fields or number of chars for other typesmyfield.asCount[entry.myfield.asCount]


asSize
CORE
CLOUD


Returns size of a collection for multi-value fields or number of chars for other types (same as "count")myfield.asSize[entry. myfield.asSize]


asLength
CORE
CLOUD


Returns size of a collection for multi-value fields or number of chars for other typesmyfield.asLength[entry. myfield.asLength]
formatCurrency
CORE
CLOUD


Tries to format value as currency using either default or given format

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/DecimalFormat.html

If value could not be formatted according to given format then value will be returned as is

Can be used with any number (and not only currency)

myfield.formatCurrency(JAVA_FORMAT)

myfield.formatCurrency()

(default decimal format is used if empty)

[entry.myfield.formatCurrency(JAVA_FORMAT)]

(no quotes, JAVA_FORMAT could be empty, default will be used)


[entry.myfield.formatCurrency(# ###.##)]

[entry.myfield.formatCurrency(# ###.00)]


formatNumber
CORE
CLOUD


alias to formatCurrency

myfield.formatNumber(JAVA_FORMAT)

myfield.formatNumber()

(default decimal format is used if empty)

[entry.myfield.formatNumber(JAVA_FORMAT)]

[entry.myfield.formatNumber(# ###.##)]

[entry.myfield.formatNumber(# ###.00)]


asFilteredBy(FILTER)
CORE
CLOUD


Very powerful function to extract the value by given filter (mostly used for multi-value fields).

Especially useful with Multi-select fields which are of type "smart fields", the ones referencing other forms and fields

Example:

You have one form which has a field called "mf" which holds multi-value references to another form which has the following fields: name, surname, position

Then... when showing the data from the first form you can actually show only specific choices.

For example:

  • entry.mf.asFilteredBy(name:Alex) - to show only persons selected with name Alex only (here "name" references a field in 2nd form)
  • entry.mf.asFilteredBy(surname:Ve*) - to show only persons selected with surnames starting with "Ve" only (here "surname" references a field in 2nd form)
  • entry.mf.asFilteredBy(position:CEO) - to filter OUT all those selected who are NOT in CEO position
entry.mf.asFilteredBy(FILTER)

Filter should be in a format:

property:filter

[entry.mf.asFilteredBy(name:Alex)]

The following filters are supported:

  • value*
  • *value
  • *value*
  • *
  •               [empty]
                
                  
                    



trimAllSpaces
CORE
CLOUD


Removes all the spaces in the field value.

Can be used when creating page labels automatically from ConfiForms field values and want to ensure the value is taken as a label and not split by spaces into differenet labels

entry.myfield.trimAllSpaces[entry.myfield.trimAllSpaces]


camelCase
CORE
CLOUD


Makes a CamelCase string from a given valueentry.myfield. camelCase[entry.myfield. camelCase]


camelCaseAndTrim
CORE
CLOUD


Makes a CamelCase string from a given value and, additionally, removes all the spacesentry.myfield. camelCaseAndTrim[entry.myfield. camelCaseAndTrim]

addCRLF

CORE

CLOUD

Adds CR and LF characters after the valueentry.addCRLF[entry.addCRLF]

addCRLFHtml

CORE

CLOUD

Adds <br/> (brake) after the value in HTML formatentry.addCRLFHtml[entry.addCRLFHtml]

trunc(NUMBER)

CORE

CLOUD

truncLeft(NUMBER)

CORE

CLOUD

truncRight(NUMBER)

CORE

CLOUD

Truncates the value. Leaves "n" first symbolsentry.trunc(100)[entry.trunc(100)]

trim(NUMBER)

trim() - will trim the value from leading/trailing spaces

CORE

CLOUD

trimLeft(NUMBER)

CORE

CLOUD

Trims the value, Skips "n" first symbolsentry.trim(10)[entry.trim(10)]

trimRight(NUMBER)

CORE

CLOUD

Trims the value, Removes "n" last symbols

asAttachment

asAttachment(n)

CORE

You can reference a particular attachment stored in Confluence and linked though ConfiForms Field (either File or Attachment picker)

n - is the index of the attachment stored/linked using ConfiForms Field. Index starts with 0. When no index is specified, then the 1st attachment is taken (1st attachment is stored with index 0)

This means that

asAttachment = asAttachment(0)

This function is a "bridge" to get other properties of the attachment stored. See below.

entry.asAttachment

[entry.asAttachment]

[entry.asAttachment(0)]

[ entry.asAttachment(1) ]

asAttachment.base64

asAttachment(1).base64

CORE

Returns bas64 encoded string of the file contents in this attachmententry.asAttachment.base64

[entry.asAttachment.base64]

[entry.asAttachment(0).base64]

[entry.asAttachment(1).base64]

asAttachment.ANY_PROPERTY

asAttachment(n).ANY_PROPERTY

CORE


Where ANY_PROPERTY is the "get" methods of the class Attachment https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/5.9.1/com/atlassian/confluence/pages/Attachment.html

Examples:

asAttachment.displayTitle
asAttachment.id
asAttachment.downloadPath
asAttachment.contentType 
 
and many other properties of the Attachment object
 
asAttachment(1).displayTitle - also perfectly valid and will try to get the display title for the attachment stored "second" in the field


asUsers

FROM V. 1.39.2

Converts multi-user / multi-owner (ownedBy field in ConfiForms) field values to list of user objects, which can be then transformed into the desired output as needed, for example:

ownedBy.asUsers.transform(email)

Any property of the User object (see below) is accessible




asUser.username

asUser.fullName

asUser.email

asUser(n).username

asUser(n).fullName

asUser(n).email

CORE

 When working with multi-select user control/field and want to get a particular user info

Only works with Multi-select user field!



asEntryRef(REF_TO_ENTRY)

CORE

CLOUD

Example:

[entry.id.asEntryRef(entry.id)]

This will return

[entry.id]

When this is necessary?

The use case is when you use it within an IFTTT or have a ListView which has another ListView inside and you want to prevent ConfiForms from applying the context variables onto the sub-lists


The function can be used with any field type (as long as the field exists) and actually the following constructions are perfectly valid

[entry.id.asEntryRef(entry.somefield)] will return [entry.somefield]
[entry.id.asEntryRef(entry.mytextfield)] will return [entry.mytextfield]
[entry.id.asEntryRef(entry.anotherfield)] will return [entry.anotherfield]
[entry.id.asEntryRef(entry.id)] will return [entry.id]


As you can see we apply the function on the same ID field (exists in every ConfiForms record) and the parameter you give in is the important bit in all this...

So, the parameter (PARAM) you give to asEntryRef is wrapped into the brackets and returned:

[PARAM]


You can also use "_func" pseoudo property of a record as a bridge to "asEntryRef" function when the "id" is not available (assigned)

This is always available

[entry._func.asEntryRef(entry.somefield)] will return [entry.somefield]
[entry._func.asEntryRef(entry.mytextfield)] will return [entry.mytextfield]
[entry._func.asEntryRef(entry.anotherfield)] will return [entry.anotherfield]
[entry._func.asEntryRef(entry.id)] will return [entry.id]



asVelocityExpRef(VALUE)

FROM V. 1.50.1

CLOUD

Same as asEntryRef, and asIFTTTRef, but returns a value wrapped in ${}, like ${VALUE}

asJSON

CORE

CLOUD

Converts a value to JSON and allows to access JSON object properties

entry.myfield.asJSON.someJSONProperty

entry.myfield.asJSON.anotherJSONProperty


asRef(VALUE)

FROM V. 1.53.8

CLOUD

Same as asEntryRef, and asIFTTTRef, but returns the exact experssion as you have put inside the arguments

asRef(VALUE) will return VALUE



asUserProfile
CORE

Converts to User profile (or tries to, if a given field value can be resulved as a user object)

Available user profile properties (all standard ones, available in the profile) to reference are:

  • phone
  • im
  • website
  • position
  • department
  • location

entry.somefield.asUserProfile.phone

entry.somefield.asUserProfile.im

entry.somefield.asUserProfile.website

entry.somefield.asUserProfile.position

entry.somefield.asUserProfile.department

entry.somefield.asUserProfile.location


where " somefield " should get resolved into username (can be user field)

[entry.somefield.asUserProfile.phone]

[entry.somefield.asUserProfile.im]

[entry.somefield.asUserProfile.website]

[entry.somefield.asUserProfile.position]

[entry.somefield.asUserProfile.department]

[entry.somefield.asUserProfile.location]

asList

CORE

CLOUD

Extracts values of a list and converts to a comma-separated string, see below for examples on transform and asList

asAttachments

CORE

Converts the file/attachment field values into the array of Attachment objects

https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/5.9.1/com/atlassian/confluence/pages/Attachment.html



transform(property_name)

CORE

CLOUD

Converts the list of some objects into the list of values for the given property

For example:

[entry.myfile.asAttachments.transform(id)]

When "myfile" is a field of type file/attachment, a function "asAttachments" will convert it's values into the list of Attachments objects and then function "transform" will extract and "id" property of each Attachment object and will put it into the resulting list

[entry.myfile.asAttachments.transform(id).asList]

Same as in previous example, but we convert the otput into a comma separated list of attachment IDs

Below, is another example, which returns a result of ID's, but wrapped into quotes

[entry.myfile.asAttachments.transform(id).asArray]


Function "transform" can be used on a multi-value field.(on Multi-select fields, which hold the structure of ID and LABEL (properties "id" and "label")) See Accessing field values and properties and dropdown fields

For example, to get the list of dropdown IDs

[entry.mymultifield.transform(id)]

To get the list of dropdown labels

[entry.mymultifield.transform(label)]


To get the list of User's full names for multi-user field (User field has properties: fullName, username, email, lastName, firstname) See Accessing field values and properties

[entry.mymultiuserfield.transform(fullName)]

same as above, but in "coma-separated" string

[entry.mymultiuserfield.transform(fullName).asList]

Important!

Transform function also works with smart fields, and could transform the fields / values referenced from another form through the reference (a field) in your current form

See an example here: Using transform function with smart fields



add(number)

CORE

CLOUD

Adds a numeric value to a field (can substract as well, if a negative number is given)

[entry.somedatefield.timestamp.add(86400000)]

to add 1 day to the date (value of 86400000 is in milliseconds)

[entry.somedatefield.timestamp.add(-86400000)]

to add -1 day (substract a day) to the date (value of 86400000 is in milliseconds )

Supports dynamic parameters via [entry.field_name]



subtruct(number)

CORE

CLOUD

Subtracts value from field value

Supports dynamic parameters via [entry.field_name]



multiply(number)

CORE

CLOUD

Multiplies value by given parameter value

[entry.somedatefield.multiply(2)]

Supports dynamic parameters via [entry.field_name]



divide(number)

CORE

CLOUD

Divides value by given parameter value 

[entry.somedatefield.divide(2)]

Supports dynamic parameters via [entry.field_name]



split(separator)

separator could be a space, like:

split( )


CLOUD

Split is an intermediate function to help you with transforming the string values into the arrays of strings, which then can be used with "array type" virtual functions

For example:

We have a field type called "mytextfield" and want it's content to be passed to JIRA as labels. For this we need to make sure we split the entered text by "space" and then use a corresponding virtual function to transform the object inti the desired representation

mytextfield.split( ).asArrayMultiSelect

Any other "array type" function can be applied. For example to get the count, one will write the following

mytextfield.split( ).asCount


hasChanged(fieldName)

FROM V. 1.36

FROM V. 1.50.1 - can be used in Field Definition Rules as well!

FROM V. 1.51.6 - you can use it without specifying property to track ANY field change.

By using

hasChanged():true



Now you can easily understand if the field value has been changed or not. Can be used ONLY (from ConfiForms version 1.50.1 can be used in field definition rules as well!) in IFTTT macro, in "condition" parameter. Only in this case, we have a previous snapshot of the data for this record. And the function is applied on the whole entry and not on the field.

Example in IFTTT macro:

The result of the function is a boolean, "true" is returned when the value for the field is different from current, and "false" is returned otherwise

Example:

hasChanged(somefield):true

or

hasChanged(somefield):true AND hasChanged(anotherfield):false

In addition to "hasChanged" function, ConfiForms has a support to get "previous state" of the record. And that is using a "virtual property" called: "_previousState"

Below example has the same result as "hasChanged(somefield):true"

!somefield:[entry._previousState.somefield]

This expression could be also used with IFTTT macro condition to determine if the value has been changed, but also allows you to create a more sophisticated filters like the one below:

hasChanged(mynum):true AND mynum:<[entry._previousState.mynum]

Checks if the value has been changed and if the previous value was bigger than current

This is available only in IFTTT and this also means that the synthetic property _previousState is available for you to us ein filters

For example - we want to run another IFTTT when the record status has changed from one value to another

(when "MyStatus" status field has changed it's value and the value was changed from "requested" to "development")

hasChanged(MyStatus):true AND MyStatus:development AND _previousState.MyStatus:requested






asUserLink

asUserLinks (same as above, but works on user multiselect fields)

FROM V. 1.36.3

Also, there is a function which renders it as a macro: useful for usage withing a template or LIstView/CalendarView

asUserLinkMacro

Generates a macro

<ac:link><ri:user ri:userkey="USER_KEY_HERE"></ac:link>

and renders the HTML out of it

USER_KEY_HERE is looked up by function based on the username given
 entry.myfield.asUserLink

[entry.myfield.asUserLink]

on multi-select user fields use

[ entry.myfield.asUserLinks ]

asLink

FROM V. 1.37.1

CLOUD

asLinks

FROM V. 1.38

CLOUD

asLink(Some label)

asLink([entry.somefield])

FROM V. 1.44

CLOUD

Returns value as HTML link (<a href="VALUE">VALUE</a>)

Also, for collections: function "asLinks"

  entry.myfield.asLink

entry.myfield.asLink(I am a link label)

[ entry.myfield.asLink ]

[ entry.myfield.asLink(I am a label) ]

acLink

CORE

acLinkMacro

CORE

CLOUD

Renders a link to local resource

acLinkMacro functions generates a macro only (without rendering to HTML)

<ac:link><ri:page ri:content-title="SPACEKEy:PAGE_TITLE"/></ac:link>




parseDate(FORMAT)

FROM V. 1.36.6

CLOUD

Tries to format date fields in the specified format, expects date format as in http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html


Example on how to parse and format a date from JIRA issue

jirakey.fields.created.parseDate(yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ).formatDate(yyyy-MM-dd)

In this example we have a field called "jirakey" in ConfiForms Form, and access a property "created" from JIRA issue.

Then we parse the created date, using the format JIRA uses when returning the date/time field via REST API and then we format the date using another virtual function called "formatDate" to show it as year-month-day only

entry.myfield.parseDate(JAVA_FORMAT)

[entry.myfield.parseDate(JAVA_FORMAT)]

Returns a timestamp, which you can transform to date using formatDate function or use as a filtering criteria

toPersianDate

CORE

Converts timestamp to Iranian/Persian date

date.toPersianDate
date.toPersianDate[date.toPersianDate]

toPersianDateTime

CORE

Converts timestamp to Iranian/Persian date with time

mydatefield.toPersianDateTime
date.toPersianDateTime[date.toPersianDateTime]

join

FROM V. 1.38

CLOUD

You can join the field values into one string. Works best on multi-select fields


For example (expect a field to be a multi-select field here):

id:[entry.mymultifield.transform(id).join( OR id:)]

Will extract the ID's from a record stored, and then join (concatenate) those ID's into one string, separated by OR id:

Something like this (when mymultifield contains 2 items):

id:1234-5678-9000-1234-5678-9000 OR id:1234-5678-9000-1234-5678-9001
entry.myfield..join(SOME VALUE)[[entry,myfield.join(, Hello: )]

asJIRAIssue

FROM V. 1.40

CLOUD

Helps you to transform the values of a "JIRA Issues multi-select" field into a JIRA objects to allow access to any property/field of the JIRA issue

entry.myfield.asJIRAIssue.key

entry.myfield.asJIRAIssue.fields.customfield_x

Any property from JIRA issue, See Accessing field values and properties for JIRA field type

asInsightObject

FROM V. 1.49.1

Helps you to transform the values of a "Insight Objects multi-select" field into a list of Insight Objects, which can be then transformed via "transform" function or properties can be accesssed directy

asPage

FROM V. 1.40

CLOUD

Helps you to transform the values saved to Page objects when used on Page/BlogPosts multi-select field

Or to try to transform numeric value to page object (load page by id)

entry.myfield.asPage.spaceKeyAny property from a Page object, see Accessing field values and properties

userInSecurityGroup

securityGroupHas

FROM V. 1.40

Both functions allow you to check if a particular user belongs to a given security group or not

Examples:

If field "u" is holding a username and we want to check if this user belongs to "confluence-administrators" group

u.userInSecurityGroup(confluence-administrators)

If field "sg" holds a name of a security group and we want top check if a username is in this security group

sg.securityGroupHas(sash)

In the example below we check the same, but for currently logged in user

sg.securityGroupHas()

Both functions return "true" when condition is matched and "false" otherwise

(without quotes)


This means that if you need to put a filter to check the condition, the full expression will look like:

u.userInSecurityGroup(confluence-administrators):true

or

sg.securityGroupHas():true


get(index)

FROM V. 1.42.4

CLOUD

Using get() without an index will return the last item from the list

FROM V. 1.44.2

CLOUD

Get's the element by index form a multi-value field

To get the first element (index starts from 0)

somefield.get(0)

Another example with chaining the functions (when somefield holds a string value and we split it by "," and get the first element)

somefield.split(,).get(0)


append

FROM V. 1.43

CLOUD

Appends text to a value

Will append a space to the value of "somefield"

somefield.append( )

For multi-select dropdown, adding space after transformation and shows in as html link

somefield.transform(label.append()).asLinks



Argument can be dynamic, and reference another field, like [entry.somefield], so you can concat values together





prepend

FROM V. 1.45.2

CLOUD

Prepends text to a value

Will append a space to the value of "somefield"

somefield.prepend(SOME TEXT HERE)

Argument can be dynamic, and reference another field, like [entry.somefield], so you can concat values together



lowerCase

FROM V. 1.44.2

CLOUD

Returns a lowercases value for the field

upperCase

FROM V. 1.44.2

CLOUD

Returns a uppercased value for the field

formatLinks

FROM V. 1.45.2

CLOUD

Tries to format the http(s) links found in the text as HTML links

somefield.formatLinks


greenhopperAsJSON

FROM V. 1.45.3

CLOUD

Tries to parse the fiedl value returned by JIRA API for greenhopper fields

com.atlassian.greenhopper.service.sprint.Sprint@71f1f2ae[id=6745,rapidViewId=2391,state=ACTIVE,name=My Sprint 2,startDate=2017-08-29T10:46:33.923+01:00,endDate=2017-09-08T10:46:00.000+01:00,completeDate=<null>,sequence=6745]

to a structure you can access via properties

id=6745
rapidViewId=2391
state=ACTIVE
name=My Sprint 2
startDate=2017-08-29T10:46:33.923+01:00
endDate=2017-09-08T10:46:00.000+01:00
completeDate=
sequence=6745

Example (to return a sprint name)

myJIRAField.fields.customfield_10900.greenhopperAsJSON.name


asIFTTTRef(RESULT_NAME_AND_MORE)

FROM V. 1.47.2

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The idea and the need for this function is the same as described for function asEntryRef(REF_TO_ENTRY)

This allows you to "escape" the ${IftttResult_NAME.someproperty} into a function to workaround template evaluations against the current record. Useful when your ConfiForms Form creates a page with another ConfiFormiForms Form and that form has various rules using iftttResults or entry.fieldnames


entry.id.asIFTTTRef(MYRESULT.id) will produce ${iftttResult_MYRESULT.id}


entry.id.asIFTTTRef(MYRESULT) will produce ${iftttResult_MYRESULT}


asUserProfileLink

FROM V. 1.48

Outputs a field value as a link to user profile (with avatar and full name). The field must have a username as a value

[entry.myfieldholdingusername.asUserProfileLink]


replaceAccents

replaceAccents()

FROM V. 1.48.2

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Replaces the following accents letters using the folllwing mapping

"Ä" -> "Ae"
"Æ" -> "Ae"
"ä" -> "ae"
"æ" -> "ae"
"Ö" -> "Oe"
"ö" -> "oe"
"Ü" -> "Ue"
"ü" -> "ue"
"ß" -> "ss"
"ó" -> "o"
"ú" -> "u"
"Ç" -> "C"
"ç" -> "c"
"í" -> "i"
"Ñ" -> "N"
"ñ" -> "n"
"À" -> "A"
"Â" -> "A"
"à" -> "a"
"â" -> "a"
"È" -> "E"
"É" -> "E"
"Ê" -> "E"
"è" -> "e"
"é" -> "e"
"ê" -> "e"
[entry.myfield.replaceAccents]


replaceWith(searchstring, replacewith)

FROM V. 1.48.2

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Replaces every value matching "search string" in a field with given "replace with" value

[entry.myfield.replaceWith(hi,hola)]

Will match every "hi" and replace it with "hola"



formatLink(url )

formatLink(url|label )

FROM V. 1.51.3

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Helps you to create http links from values in ConfiForms directly in teh views

[entry.myfield.formatLink(https://google.com?q=)] 


will create a <a href="https://google.com?q=<VALUE_OF_MY_FIELD>" target="_blank"><VALUE_OF_MY_FIELD></a>

the below example shows how to specify a contant label for your links

[entry.myfield.formatLink(https://google.com?q=|search)] 


will create a <a href="https://google.com?q=<VALUE_OF_MY_FIELD>" target="_blank">search</a>


timestamp

FROM V. 1.52.1

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Tries to get the timestamp from date/datetime/timestamp holding fields in epoch format




asHex

FROM V. 1.52.1

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Converts string into hex representation

stringasHex
131
232
hello68656c6c6f

You can use it with other functions, as usual... something like

[entry.myfield.asHex.upperCase]


dec2Hex

FROM V. 1.52.1

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Converts decimals to hex

valuedec2Hex
100000001
200000002
255000000FF
210000000D2

As always, you can chain the functions

[entry.myfield.dec2Hex.upperCase]
[entry.myfield.dec2Hex.trim(4)] - returns last 4 digits, instead of 000000D2 for 210 will return 00D2


randomInt(minVal)

FROM V. 2.0.8

You can generate tips from ConfiForms data with something like

<ac:macro ac:name="confiform-plain">
  <ac:parameter ac:name="filter">valuecounter:[entry._total.randomInt(1)]</ac:parameter>
  <ac:parameter ac:name="formName">f</ac:parameter>
  <ac:parameter ac:name="atlassian-macro-output-type">INLINE</ac:parameter>
  <ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[[entry.advice]]]></ac:plain-text-body>
</ac:macro>

To show "random" advice from your form of "advices"


Where "valuecounter" field is autonumber field and we randomly picking one record from a dataset, starting from 1 (that is why we use "randomInt(1)" function on _total field)



toString

CORE

Ensures the value is a string value

timezoneAwareDate

CORE


Since 2.13.7 supports setting the formatting pattern

timezoneAwareDate(PATTERN)

Tries to format the date given in the user's timezone. Uses user's defined formatting pattern to format the date.

Unless given as parameter (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html)

Date is always in the user's timezone



timezoneAwareDateTime

CORE


Since 2.13.7 supports setting the formatting pattern

timezoneAwareDateTime(PATTERN)

Tries to format the date/time given in the user's timezone. Uses user's defined formatting pattern to format the datetime.

Unless given as parameter (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html)

Date is always in the user's timezone



formatNumberWithLocale(COUNTRY)

CORE

Formats number with a given locale

formatNumberWithLocale(de) will format the number in German locale.

See supported locales in Java 8, https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/java8locales-2095355.html



compactDateTimeInterval

FROM V. 2.0.23

Helper function to render DateTime Interval field values in a more compact way when the date for start and end is within the same day

[entry.mydatetimeintervalfield.compactDateTimeInterval]

Example (the output format is specific to your Confluence date/time formatting settings):

DateTime Interval valueOutput
Mar 19, 2019 2:00 PM  - Mar 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Mar 19, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Transforms to a short format
Mar 19, 2019 2:00 PM  - Mar 20, 2019 3:00 PM
Mar 19, 2019 2:00 PM  - Mar 20, 2019 3:00 PM
Stays in long format, as event spans 2 days





truncWithExpand(N) where N is the number of characters to show

FROM V. 2.0.25

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[entry.field_name.truncWithExpand(10)]

will show the first 10 symbols and if the value is longer then the "..." block will be shown to allow your users to expand the value



extractText

CORE

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Extracts text from HTML value

renderAsText

CORE

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Render as Text (mainly to be used with values produced by wiki markdown field type)

renderAsHtml

CORE

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Render as HTML (mainly to be used with values produced by wiki markdown field type)

renderWikiMarkup

FROM V. 2.1.0

Renders wiki markup contents as html

removeCRLFs

FROM V. 2.1.0

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Removes all new lines in a field value

removeSpaces

FROM V. 2.1.0

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Removes all the spaces in the field value

remove(value)

CORE

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Removes value from the field (works as replaceWith for non-collections (single fields) and as remove item for multi-value fields)

obscure

FROM V. 2.6.0

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Hides the value behind the given mask

pwd.obscure(********|click to view)

Will create something like

Clicking on the "click to view" link will reveal the actual value of the "pwd" field



hasValue(value)

FROM V. 2.9.4

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Helps you to determine if the field has certain value. Useful when you want to check if the multi-select field has a certain option selected

field.hasValue(somevalue)

For single choice fields it checks for equality

Can be used with Supported math operators, formulas and functions to construct conditional formulas

For example:

IF([entry.Options.hasValue(choice1)], 10, 0)


escapeSQL

FROM V. 2.9.5

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Escapes SQL parameters

getOptions

FROM V. 2.9.5

Allows you to get all the options registered with a field (choice based field, like radio group, checkbox group, dropdowns...)

For example, to get the labels for options registered in a field called "radiogroup"

id.getOptions(radiogroup).transform(label)


getUnselectedOptions

FROM V. 2.9.5

Allows you to get all the UNSELECTED options registered with a field (choice based field, like radio group, checkbox group, dropdowns...

To get unselected options from a field called "radiogroup" and show them on each line separately

id.getUnselectedOptions(radiogroup).transform(label.append(<br/>))


queryAndRender(<formName:pageId>;<FILTER>;<FIELDS>;<VIEW_TYPE>)

FROM V. 2.10

You can add a ConfiForms Field to your form's view and set it to show the contents of another form within your form

  • <formName:pageId> - name of the form and page id (location of the form) separated by :
  • <FILTER> - ConfiForms Filters, can be dynamic and reference values in a current record via [entry.field_name]
  • <FIELDS> - list of fields to render from the referenced form separated by |
  • <VIEW_TYPE> - how the view shall be rendered. Supported values at this point are:
    • table
    • card
    • list


Example

id.queryAndRender(f:819201;*;t;table)

this renders a TableView inside the field for form "f" located on page "819201", showing all the records from this form and only "t" field.

id.queryAndRender(myform:819202;partner:[entry.partner];name|amount;card)

this renders a CardView inside the field for form "myform" located on page "819202", showing records matching the value in "partner" field and showing 2 fields: "name" and "amount".



pageProperties(property_name)

FROM V. 2.10.7

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Access page properties of a page object. The field you can apply this function has to be a page or should resolve into a page (page ID)

mypage.pageProperties(property_name)

What is page properties: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/page-properties-macro-184550024.html



sort(property_name ASC)

sort(property_name1 ASC, property_name2 DESC)

FROM V. 2.11.3

Sorts lists of choices / objects 

asUserTimezone

FROM V. 2.12.4

Represents given date as in user timezone date. Actually al the dates in ConfiForms are stored/entered in server timezone! But sometimes it is required to pass the selected date further (to Jira, for example) as if it is given in user timezone.someDate.asUserTimezone.jiraDateTime[someDate.asUserTimezone.formatDate]

asUserTimezoneAwareDate

asUserTimezoneAwareDateTime

FROM V. 2.12.4


Since 2.13.7 supports setting the formatting pattern

asUserTimezoneAwareDate(PATTERN)

asUserTimezoneAwareDateTime(PATTERN)

Aliases for timezoneAwareDate and timezoneAwareDateTime

Formats dates in user timezones

someDate.asUserTimezoneAwareDate

someDate.asUserTimezoneAwareDateTime


timezoneOffset

FROM V. 2.13.2

Returns offset between server and user's timezones in milliseconds

htmlToWiki

FROM V. 2.13.2

Attempts to convert an HTML to Atlassian wiki markup (please note that this is an experimental function and does not support nested inline CSS styles)
























If entry value is null or could not be formatted according to rules then value is returned as-is 

See also Accessing field values and properties. You can use complex properties in your filters. For example filtering dropdown fields by values and by labels, filtering page type fields by page metadata fields, filtering user fields by, for example - email property


It is important to understand that it is absolutely possible to combine virtual functions WITH field properties