Release 5.x

Release Notes 5.2

New features

  • Brand new Attachment macro - Forms for Confluence now allows users to submit Responses with Attachments
    • This can be one or many attachments
    • Just insert the Attachment Macro in your Form, and you will be ready to submit Attachments
  • Predictable Search when creating a Form - With the new predictable search, it's easier than ever to identify where the Form is going to be submitted

Updates

  • Improved error messages

Bug fixes

  • Bug fixing SMTP Server validation
  • Removed Clear macro and migrated to the Submit button reset functionality.

Release Notes 5.1

New features

  • Responses Table macro - Brand new macro to visualize Responses in any Confluence Page. Additional configuration to restrict the permissions of those who can visualize such responses.

Updates

  • Compatibility for Confluence 5.9

Release Notes 5.0

Forms for Confluence 5.0 is a major release of what was previously Form Mail for Confluence and Form Mail NG. This release brings major changes to many aspects of the add-on, and we strongly advise that all users take the time to read out documentation and our blog post. When upgrading to 5.x of Forms for Confluence, a migration process can not be easily reversed. Please read these release notes carefully before upgrading.

If you're migrating from Form Mail for Confluence or Form Mail NG, please read our Upgrade Path Documentation above as well as our full release notes.

New Features

  • New Graphical Image Placeholders for all macros in the editor
    • To make creating and updating forms more accessible, we've introduced a graphical placeholder image across all macros to represent each field, including labels. This means you can now design your form while building it and make changes to update your form more easily.

  • Updates the Internal Inbox to be an Internal Response Database
    • What was previously an internal inbox has been updated and improved to represent better its intended function as a database of saved form responses. This brings much more power and flexibility to Forms for Confluence, making it easier and more flexible to use with a broader range of use cases.

  • Export responses saved in the Internal Response Database as a CSV file
    • Information stored in the Internal Response Database can now be easily exported from the Forms for Confluence administration page and the Internal Response Database. Note: Only records created in 5.0 and beyond can be exported. Unfortunately, the previous data structure used for Form Responses did not correctly lend itself to this functionality.

  • New icons across all macros
    • In line with the transition to Forms for Confluence, all macros have been updated accordingly, including new icons representing each macro in the editor to represent their functionality better.

  • Updated all macros to reflect "Forms - <field>" in place of "Mail - <field>"
      • All macros have been updated accordingly in line with the transition to Forms for Confluence. Note - only the mail body formatter macro has not been updated as this still relates to the formatting of outgoing mail.

  • Removed Types from Input Field
    • The input field macro was previously overloaded and provided the mechanism for checkboxes, radio buttons and hidden fields, and input fields. 

  • New Checkbox Group macro Added
    • A new checkbox group macro has been added, providing a better mechanism for creating checkboxes. This includes a custom dialog that makes creating checkboxes much simpler. Checkboxes will be automatically migrated from the old mechanism to the new mechanism on installing the new Forms for Confluence 5.0.

  • New Radio Button Group macro Added
    • A new radio button group macro has been added, providing a better mechanism for creating radio buttons. This includes a custom dialog that makes creating radio buttons much simpler. Existing Radio buttons will be automatically migrated to the new mechanism on the installation of the new Forms for Confluence 5.0

  • New Hidden Macro Added
    • A new hidden macro has been added to replace the input field with the type "hidden." This is a more straightforward mechanism for creating a hidden field while making it simpler to use other fields. Existing Mail Input macros with the type "hidden" will be automatically migrated to the new mechanism on the installation of the new Forms for Confluence 5.0

  • Removed the Mail Destination & Mail Parameter Macros
    • The Mail Destination & Mail Parameter macro combinations have been replaced with the new Destination List macro, providing a better mechanism for creating a list of destinations users can select from. This includes a custom dialog that makes creating destination options much more straightforward. Existing Mail Parameter and Mail Destination macros will be automatically migrated to the new mechanism on the installation of the new Forms for Confluence 5.0

  • New Destination Macro
    • A new Dropdown List button group macro has been added, providing a better mechanism for creating a list of destinations buttons. This includes a custom dialog that makes creating radio buttons much simpler. Radio buttons will be automatically migrated to the new mechanism to install the new Forms for Confluence 5.0.

  • Updates the Internal Inbox to be an Internal Response Database
    • What was previously an internal inbox has been updated and improved to represent its intended functionality better as a database of saved form responses. This brings much more power and flexibility to Forms for Confluence, making it easier and more flexible to use with a broader range of use cases.

  • Updated Value and Velocity Value fields to be a single field
    • Previously, the Value and Velocity Value fields were separate fields, although a Velocity Value had higher precedence than the Value parameter. This was highly complicated and unnecessary - the new single Value field accepts both inputs.

  • Deprecated Mail Label macro
    • The Mail Label macro is being officially removed from the product, and it is advised that all labels defined using this macro are migrated to the label parameter. This deprecation leaves the macro functional, although new Mail Label macros can not be easily added. We strongly advise you to update your forms from using this macro to instead defining the label as a parameter inside the field.

  • Removed "disabled" parameter from the input macro
    • This parameter was confusing and found not to be used much by customers. In light of our repositioning of Forms for Confluence and simplifying the Form creating an experience, we feel that removing this parameter was the best option.

  • Migration Task for moving from Form Mail for Confluence to Forms for Confluence
    • Download and install the latest Forms for Confluence 5.0 that will automatically upgrade your existing Forms to use the new and updated macros. If you’ve been using Form Mail NG, please follow our Upgrade Steps to move to Form Mail for Confluence first, and then upgrade to Forms For Confluence after. If you experience any complications or require support, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help. This migration can not be easily reversed, and it is essential to familiarize yourself with the changes in 5.0.