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Guide for mass importing diagrams from Gliffy to (Server only) is the most powerful diagramming add-on for Confluence. It allows you to create and collaboratively develop graphs and diagrams of any kind, directly within Confluence pages: flow charts, network diagrams, organization charts, UML diagrams, mind maps and more. A second, mature add-on with similar features is Gliffy.

For customers who wish to upgrade from Gliffy to, or who want to run both add-ons temporarily or permanently, comes with a practical feature: Gliffy mass import for Server. All diagrams created with Gliffy can be quickly and easily imported into, and edited as if they were native diagrams.

1. Install add-on

  • In the General configuration under "DRAW.IO ADD-ON" select "Add-on Configuration"

2. Import Gliffy diagrams

  • In the Add-on Configuration, select the "Diagram Import" tab.
    Click on either the "Import all diagrams" button, or the "Import displayed diagrams" button.

3. Download report

  • Wait until the import has finished, and download the report. Use the report to see whether all diagrams were converted successfully, and which diagrams were not able to be imported.


Timing of import

We recommend that you do the conversion outside of normal usage hours of your Confluence instance. Even though it is possible to perform the conversion while employees are using your Confluence instance, it can significantly delay or extend the conversion process.

Backup automatically creates a backup before the conversion of a diagram begins. You can always revert to a previous version using the version history of the Confluence page.

Uninstalling Gliffy

You can keep Gliffy in your Confluence instance, even when the support period has ended. Although Gliffy diagrams can then not be edited, they will be displayed as normal, and can also be converted to diagrams. If you uninstall Gliffy, can still perform the mass import, but the Gliffy diagrams will not be displayed within your Confluence instance.

Problems during mass import

If problems occurred during the execution of the mass import, please follow the steps below.

1. Logging and profiling

  • In the "Administration" area, select the link "Logging and Profiling".

2. Configure logging and profiling

  • Under "Add New Entry", enter "mxgraph" as the Class/Package Name, select "DEBUG", then click on "Save" at the bottom of the page

3. Create support-zip

  • Import diagrams
  • Click on the "Support Tools" link in the left hand panel
  • Finally, in Support Tools, click on the "Create Support Zip" tab, then click on the "Create" button
  • Send Support Zip file to

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