Kanban macro

Last modified by Tom Wise on 2024/04/22 00:00

cogDisplays a Kanban view of AppWithinMinutes data.
Developed by

Anca Luca, Ludovic Dubost

Active Installs232
1 Votes
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


Displays a Kanban view from JSON or from AWM data:

Kanban from JSON

{{kanban width="30%" source="" updateService="" addBoardButton="true" addItemButton="true" removeBoardButton="true" removeBoardItem="true"}}
 {"id":"todo","title":"To Do","color":"red","item":[{"title":"Item 2"},{"title":"Item 1"}]},
 {"id":"working","title":"Working","color":"blue","item":[{"title":"Hello"},{"title":"Item 4"},{"title":"Item 6"}]},
 {"id":"done","title":"Done","color":"green","item":[{"title":"Item 5b"},{"title":"Item 5"}]}

Additional parameters:

  • width width of each column in the kanban (default 30%)
  • source URL source of the Kanban data in JSON
  • updateService URL to update the Kanban data
  • addBoardButton display the add Board button (default true)
  • addItemButton display the add Item button (default true)
  • removeBoardButton display the remove Board button (default true)
  • removeBoardItem allow removing Item by drag and dropping them out of a board (default true)


Kanban from AppWithinMinutes

{{awmkanban app="Help.Applications.Movies" category="databaseList1" columns="staticList1,boolean1" xwql="obj.boolean1=0" /}}

  • app or className application or className for which to build the kanban board
  • category field to use to break down the kanban board
  • xwql additional xwql to restrict the query
  • title field to display the title
  • columns additional columns to display



Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

Release Notes



Minor build fix



Improvements and fixed issues:

  • Kanban display improvements
  • Parent POM correctly set
  • Add ability to use an xwql parameter externally defined (typically by another macro, such as the TaskManager kanbanboard macro)


New version based on jkanban. This new version supports kanban as JSON and has a new look.

Features added:

  • Support Kanban as JSON that can be saved back to the page when modified including
    • Board title editing
    • Item titel editing
    • Drag and dropping boards and items
    • Adding and removing boards and items
  • Still supports boards from AppWithinMinutes data allowing to save back a category change when drag and dropping an item


  • Version 1.0 - First version only for AppWithinMinutes.

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