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Bulk Change

The Bulk Change feature allows you to apply workflows to multiple Confluence pages in one action using CQL. This is a great way to apply workflows in bulk if you have just installed Workflows for Confluence and are looking for a way to apply specific workflows to pages in your Confluence instance.

Accessing Bulk Change

To access Bulk Change, start by navigating to the Global Confluence Administrator settings. Next click Configuration under Workflows on the left-hand side.

And finally, click into the Bulk Change settings.

In these settings you can now add your CQL mapping to specify which Confluence pages you want to apply a workflow to. Once you have added the CQL query to the field it will notify you if the query is valid or invalid, as shown below.

Once you are ready to apply the workflow to these Confluence pages click Execute.

Supported CQL Fields

Workflows for Confluence currently only supports the following CQL fields:

Field

Property

Example

Notes

Ancestor

Page id

ancestor = 123456

Applies the chosen workflow to all child pages associated with the parent page, including children of children

Creator

User id

creator = "99:27935d01-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-a9b8d3b2ae2e"

Does not support creator.fullname

Label

Name of the label

label = 'my-label'

 

Parent

Page id

parent = 123456

Applies the chosen workflow to direct child pages associated with the parent page

Space

Space key

space.key = ABC

Does not support space, please make sure to use space.key

Title

Page title

title ~ "My Page Title"

 

If you would like to learn more about these fields, please take a look at Atlassian’s documentation.

Important Note: The first CQL Mapping that matches the page is the workflow that will be assigned to that page.


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