A panel defines the complete process from requesting, filtering and displaying your external data. Every panel follows these steps:
Prepare and set variables (optional step)
Request data from external source
Drill & Filter requested data (optional step)
Before creating a panel make sure you have already created the data source you want to fetch data from. To create a panel click the
Add Panel button. A form with the following sections will appear:
Start with adding a name for the panel. Make sure you find a meaningful name to select it later in the content macro.
Read about variables in this dedicated section
Select any previously created data source and set its variables if defined. Here you can use the variables created for the panels as well.
Variables & Context
Also values about the current user can be used in a variable of a data source.
Email Address (depend on the users settings):
Read about filters in this dedicated section
Read about visuals in this dedicated section
Add Panels to Content
Created panels can be added to your content with the
External Data Macro.
Table Extensibility Support
External Data for Confluence now supports the "Table Extensibility" feature from Atlassian Confluence, enabling it to function as a data provider. Read more about it here.
You can delete panels at any time. Be aware that those panels added to your content will no longer work.