How to create and assign tasks?


we are facing the problem, that we have to add a task to a confluence page in an addon.
We definded an action for this but don’t know how to create, register and add the new task.
Actually we are manipulating and existing tasks but this also doesn’t show up in the users assigned tasks.

Can you give some help please?

import com.atlassian.confluence.core.ConfluenceActionSupport;
import com.atlassian.confluence.core.ContentEntityObject;
import com.atlassian.confluence.core.DefaultSaveContext;
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.AbstractPage;
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.Page;
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.PageManager;
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.PageUpdateTrigger;
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.actions.PageAware;
import com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.tasklist.Task;
import com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.tasklist.service.InlineTaskService;
import com.atlassian.confluence.user.AuthenticatedUserThreadLocal;
import com.atlassian.confluence.user.ConfluenceUser;
import com.atlassian.event.api.EventPublisher;
import org.jsoup.Jsoup;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Document;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Element;
import org.jsoup.parser.Parser;
import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class AddAssignedTaskForButton extends ConfluenceActionSupport implements PageAware {

    private static final Logger log = LoggerFactory.getLogger(AddAssignedTaskForButton.class);
    private AbstractPage page;
    private PageManager pageManager;
    private InlineTaskService inlineTaskService;
    private EventPublisher eventPublisher;
    private String taskId;
    private String taskDate;
    private String taskText;
    private String taskUserkey;
    private String taskSnippetBody = "%s&nbsp;<time datetime=\"%s\" /><ac:link><ri:user ri:userkey=\"%s\" /></ac:link>&nbsp;<ac:link />";
    private String taskSnippet = "<ac:task-list>\n" +
                                "  <ac:task>\n" +
                                "    <ac:task-id>%s</ac:task-id>\n" +
                                "    <ac:task-status>incomplete</ac:task-status>\n" +
                                "    <ac:task-body>%s</ac:task-body>\n"+
                                "  </ac:task>\n" +

    public String execute() throws ParseException {

        Page oldVersionPage = (Page) page.clone();
        String pageTitle = page.getTitle();
        long contentID = page.getContentId().asLong();
        String pageContentOld = page.getBodyContent().getContent().getBodyAsString();
        taskUserkey = AuthenticatedUserThreadLocal.get().getKey().getStringValue();
        String userName = AuthenticatedUserThreadLocal.get().getName();"Substituting macro button with task in page: " + pageTitle);
        log.debug("Old page content" + pageContentOld);

        Document pageContent = Jsoup.parse(pageContentOld, "", Parser.xmlParser());
        if (pageContent != null) {
            log.debug("Page content converted to XML");
            Elements existingMacros = pageContent.getElementsByAttributeValue("ac:name", "dihk-taskassign-macro");

            log.debug("Macro found");
            if (existingMacros != null) {
                Element myButtonMacro = existingMacros.first();

                // extract macro parameters to local variables
                log.debug("Params Set");
                String newTaskBody = String.format(taskSnippetBody, taskText, taskDate, taskUserkey);

                Task dummyTask = inlineTaskService.find(contentID, Long.valueOf(taskId));
                Task task = inlineTaskService.create(new Task.Builder()
                                                .withDueDate(new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd").parse(taskDate))
                                                .withCreateDate(new Date())
                                                .withUpdateDate(new Date())
                Task newtask = inlineTaskService.update(task, userName, false, true);
                Task testTask = inlineTaskService.find(contentID, Long.valueOf(taskId));

                // remove macro from document, append task to previous sibling
                Element previousElem = myButtonMacro.previousElementSibling();
                previousElem.after(String.format(taskSnippet, taskId, newTaskBody));
        // Add new content to page and replace newlines in task-id
        page.setBodyAsString(pageContent.toString().replaceAll("<ac:task-id>\\s*(\\d+)\\s*</ac:task-id>", "<ac:task-id>$1</ac:task-id>"));
        page.setLastModificationDate(new Date());
        pageManager.saveContentEntity(page, oldVersionPage,new DefaultSaveContext.Builder()
        eventPublisher.publish(new PageUpdateEvent(oldVersionPage, (Page) page, oldVersionPage, true, PageUpdateTrigger.EDIT_PAGE));
        return "success";

    private void retrieveMacroInfos(Element node) {
        Elements macroTags = node.getAllElements();
        log.debug("MacroParamsSize: " + macroTags.size());
        for (Element macroTag : macroTags) {
            String tagName = macroTag.tagName();
            String attribute = macroTag.attr("ac:name");
            if (attribute.equals("taskDate")) {
                log.debug("Found Date");
                taskDate = macroTag.ownText();
            } else if (attribute.equals("taskText")) {
                log.debug("Found Text");
                taskText = macroTag.ownText();
            } else if (tagName.equals("ac:task-id")) {
                taskId = macroTag.ownText();

    public AbstractPage getPage() {
        return page;

    public void setPage(AbstractPage abstractPage) { = abstractPage;

    public boolean isPageRequired() {
        return true;

    public boolean isLatestVersionRequired() {
        return true;

    public boolean isViewPermissionRequired() {
        return true;

    public boolean isEditPermissionRequired() {
        return true;

    public void setPageManager(PageManager pageManager) {
        this.pageManager = pageManager;

    public void setInlineTaskService(InlineTaskService inlineTaskService) {
        this.inlineTaskService = inlineTaskService;

    public void setEventPublisher(EventPublisher eventPublisher) {
        this.eventPublisher = eventPublisher;
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Hi, Looking at your code I haven’t found anything that could cause the task not being displayed in a user profile page assuming that the code was executed without error. I suggest you try to use Task report macro to check if you can see the added task in the report.
You may also try to query database table AO_BAF3AA_AOINLINE_TASK to check if data has been properly added in that table