How to embed a list or document library from SharePoint Online in a Confluence page

In this second section of our blog series I will walk you through another highly requested features of our app SharePoint Connector for Confluence: displaying List and especially Document Libraries form SharePoint Online within a Confluence page or even blog post! So why would one have the need to embed for that at all? Let's dive into it and find out!

Customers often tell us that Confluence is awesome for team collaboration but only so-so for document management (even though attachments are versioned and so on). In turn, while SharePoint offers some sort of wiki most customers only use it as better “file drive” and primarily want to benefit from all the document management capabilities it provides. This often leads to a situation where the gap in the integration of the two systems forms some sort of digital divide. But – to say it with the words of Apple Inc. – there’s an app for that!

Now let’s have a look how that would handle in real life.

CSIO List Macro

When editing a confluence page and working with content a macro called “SharePoint List” can be used to display information from the remote system.While technically this could be any list we found out that mostly Document Libraries are used in this case, making up 85% of all lists (this is just a rough estimate that I could not prove if requested (wink) ). Just insert the macro and a dialogue will help you identify the relevant list (of any type) by either name, location (Site collection), or other relevant metadata. Have a look at the animation below to see how simple the process really is:


To get started with SharePoint Connector for Confluence visit the Atlassian Marketplace. Our docs provide comprehensive support for all things related to the configuration. If you need any further help please feel free to contact our support team!

SharePoint Connector is now available for all hosting options: Confluence Cloud, Data Center and Server, as well as SharePoint Online and on Premises.

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