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    Improved display performance!

    Index external content

    Future macro

    Cached content displays immediately so users do not have to wait for expensive rendering of complex macros or accessing external data like SQL queries. Reduces server load by avoiding excessive rendering requests.

    Cached content can optionally be added to the Confluence search index. This means that users can find material included from SQL queries or other external sources.

    The Future macro renders the body in the background allowing the rest of the page content to display immediately. It is used to improve display performance when pages contain longer running macros. Watch the video!

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    Cache for Confluence improves performance for accessing dynamic data and works best with:

    Caches the rendered contents of the body of this macro. Useful when using macros that might be slow to render content, but where it does not really need to be dynamically generated for each and every request. Cache will be refreshed if the body of the macro changes or if there are attachment changes. The cache applies to all users that view the page. The cached content can optionally be indexed for Confluence search.

    The Future Macro renders the macro body in the background allowing the rest of the page content to display immediately. It is used to improve display performance when pages contain longer running rendering macros. This is an extension of an older, unsupported macro provided by Atlassian. Now fully supported and moving forward!

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    by Ethan Foulkes on 2014-02-06
    Keep up the great work Bob, love seeing increased interoperability with Future macro!
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    by Bob Kennedy on 2014-01-16
    Can we get an extension on our trial? The PO seems to be held up somewhere as the full license is not in MyAtlassian.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, request via "Try it free" or contacting sales@atlassian.com.
    by Richard Gledhill on 2013-04-24
    Noticeable difference, particularly after the trial expired! Happy to purchase this.
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    by John Rotenstein on 2012-11-12
    The CACHE plugin is a great companion to the SQL plugin. It can cache results, so that frequently-accessed data appears instantly! The configuration options are great, such as specifying cron-like timing for when the cache should be refreshed. For some examples of how we've used it at Atlassian, see: http://bit.ly/howto-report
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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    by David Peterson on 2009-09-24
    This macro makes it simple to speed up pages with slow-performing and often infrequently-updating macros. We use it all the time!
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    Version 7.6.0 Confluence Server 6.1.0 - 6.1.2 Released 2017-04-21


    Future macro inter-operability improvements


    1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Cache for Confluence via search. The appropriate add-on version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Cache for Confluence. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Cache for Confluence begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your Confluence instance.

    To find older Cache for Confluence versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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