How to export Confluence Questions data
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Currently, the only way to migrate Confluence Questions data between two Confluence DC / Server instances is with a full Site Backup and Restore. Confluence Questions data is not included in Space Export.
There is an Enhancement Request to introduce this feature opened here - CONFSERVER-51723Getting issue details... STATUS
In certain situations, there might be a need to export or preserve Confluence Questions data, this KB offers a few options.
REST API functionality is only from version 2.3.0 and above. If you are on an older version you will need to upgrade first.Note: The Confluence Questions that comes with
Export all questions refer here
Export all answers refer here.
This is per answerID
This process requires the use of direct database manipulation and is not part of Confluence's intended functionality. As such, this process is not covered under the Atlassian Support Offerings and the information on this page is provided as-is. It should be thoroughly tested in a development or staging environment before implementing any changes in your production instance.
Another option to retrieve this data would be to use SQL to query this information stored in the Confluence database.
The Q&A stores data in following tables:
All questions can be found using this query:
SELECT * FROM %YOURCONFLUENCEDBNAME%.CONTENT where PLUGINKEY in ('com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.confluence-questions:question');
All answers can be fetched using this query:
SELECT * FROM %YOURCONFLUENCEDBNAME%.BODYCONTENT b where b.CONTENTID in ( SELECT a.CONTENTID FROM %YOURCONFLUENCEDBNAME%.CONTENT a where a.PLUGINKEY in ('com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.confluence-questions:answer'));
You can also export all information into CSV by following this KB:
How To Export Confluence Questions Content to CSV Through the Database
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