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Share Databases on Pages
You can always view and edit your databases by navigating to the Orderly Databases section in your space. Still, your information doesn't have to sit around in one place in Confluence. With the help of three Orderly macros, you can display data everywhere and in any way – from entire databases and single entries down to individual values.
Database Macro – Display or create an Orderly database on a page in Confluence.
Entry Macro – Display specific entries from your database on a Confluence page.
Value Macro – Display single values from your database as inline elements in a Confluence Page.
Let's see how to set up and use each macro on a Confluence page.
Set Up a Database Macro
- Insert the Orderly Database macro by typing /Orderly Database on your page.
- Pick the database that you want to display on the page from the drop-down menu in the Database field.
- Alternatively, you can also create a new database directly out of the macro by tipping the required name, e.g., New Ideas, and then clicking on Create "New Ideas."
- Select a view. Underneath the saved views of your database, you can also define a custom view with customized view options that will only be used for this macro. For more details on saved views and view options, please read Save Database Views.
- Save settings and publish the page. The page now includes the database with the selected view as your default.
- Show database name – Select whether you want the name to be displayed.
- Show toolbar – Select whether you want the database toolbar to be displayed or not.
Macro restrictions – Define editing permission for the macro. Learn more about this with our guide on managing permissions.
Set Up an Entry Macro
- Insert the Orderly Entry macro by typing /Orderly Entry on your page.
- Select the Database and the Entry you want to display on the page.
- Save settings and publish the page. The page now includes an overview of the chosen entry with all your fields.
- Macro restrictions – Define editing permission for the macro. Learn more about this with our guide on managing permissions.
Set Up a Value Macro
- Insert the Orderly Value macro by typing /Orderly Value on your page.
- Select the Database, the Entry, and the respective Field to display a specific value.
- Save the settings and publish the page. Your page now includes the chosen value on your page. This value can also be used inline inside your normal page content.