Quick Start - An Introduction to Scaffolding

What's Missing in Confluence?

Confluence is an easy-to-use tool for sharing unstructured data in the native Confluence environment.

However, as our users tell us, some tasks are difficult to do in Confluence:

  • Easily collecting and displaying structured data

  • Creating and enforcing consistency in how data is handled, accessed and presented

  • Capturing and delivering structured data across groups and teams

Scaffolding allows all this and more.

What is Scaffolding?

Scaffolding is a powerful add-on tool for Atlassian Confluence to help you manage structured data with editable forms and reusable linked templates. Scaffolding includes custom macros that capture, store and manage structured data on a Confluence page. The data can then be manipulated, evaluated or compiled into reports.

What Scaffolding Provides

Consider these features when evaluating Confluence forms solutions:

Feature

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User Community

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Ease of use

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Access powerful and easy to use text and date editors, plus flexible drop-down lists

Templating

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Create templates to help structure data collections and presentation

Dynamic Forms

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Use the Confluence Edit Content capability to enter data and create new entries

Drop-down List Selections

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Access customer drop-down lists

Advanced List Selections

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Use custom drop-down lists based on attachments, images, users pages and other non-text selections

In-Form Calculations

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Display the data gather in Scaffolding with numeric summaries and data analysis

Dynamical Show/hide data

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Control the data displayed to your users based on custom constraints

Custom data retrieval/grouping

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Display your data using custom grouping and display rules

Reporting

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Basic report capability of Scaffolding can be enhanced with the advanced features of the ServiceRocket Reporting Add-on for Confluence

Integration

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Add advanced reporting and SQL database access with the ServiceRocket Reporting Add-on and the M20 Reporting Connector for SQL Databases


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