Here at draw.io, we may be biased in our love for our diagramming tool, but with good reason. It’s easy, functional, and has many features that help your daily work in Confluence run smoothly. Perhaps, like some of us, many of you have switched to remote work. If so, putting together that perfect “toolbox” of apps and programs to cut down on chaos is a must.
Having access to your files wherever they may be is a valuable asset for both you and the people you collaborate with remotely. You already know that, with draw.io, you can mass import diagrams from other apps. But did you know that you can also embed existing diagrams in Confluence Cloud from places like Google Drive or diagrams.net?
But dear draw.io, what about all my data flying across the web?
Glad you asked! We love providing you with data security as much as we love diagramming – and that’s a lot of love. Any diagram data that you’ve created in Confluence, stays in Confluence. It’s like Vegas, but with amazing diagrams instead of poker chips (and not so many blinking lights).
So, speaking of amazing diagrams, let’s jump right into our blog topic du jour: embedding your externally saved diagrams into your Confluence Cloud document.
How & what can you import?
If you have diagrams that you’d like to bring over to your Confluence Cloud page, several options are open to you. Here’s how to bring up the dialog box so you can choose the source of your diagram:
- When you have your Confluence page opened, type / to bring up the macro selection menu.
- Begin to type draw.io, which should directly bring up 2 options:
draw.io Diagram (to create a new diagram) and Embed draw.io diagram (to embed an existing diagram).
- Choose the 2nd option (embed draw.io diagram), and you should get a dialog window where you’ll see the following choices:
As you can see, there are quite a few options open to you. Recent diagrams & Search will allow you to embed a diagram that already exists in Confluence Cloud. Google Drive and OneDrive are, as you know, cloud storage services, and you can choose files from within your folders there as long as you have the permissions to do that. You can upload a file directly from your hard drive, or you can insert a diagram from a URL. CVS import is also available, now, as an embedding option for draw.io in Confluence Cloud!