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  • OLE Open Office Calc

    Hi,

    I currently have a script that outputs data to cells in an Excel spreadsheet. I found the info for the script on the alpha message board written by John Magno & Stan Mathews and wondered if it is possible to adapt it to work with Open Office Calc.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Pete

    script below

    Dim xlApp as p
    dim myCell as c
    xlApp = ole.create("Excel.Application")
    xlApp.Workbooks.create("c:\test.xls")
    xlApp.Visible = .T. 'comment this line out if you don't want to see Excel
    xlApp.Workbooks.Add() 'adds a workbook object
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Line Items"
    myCell = "A1"
    xlApp.Sheets(1).Range(myCell).Select 'selects a cell
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "This" 'adds text to that cell
    myCell = "b1"
    xlApp.Sheets(1).Range(myCell).Select 'selects a cell
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Is" 'adds text to that cell
    myCell = "c1"
    xlApp.Sheets(1).Range(myCell).Select 'selects a cell
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "A" 'adds text to that cell
    myCell = "d1"
    xlApp.Sheets(1).Range(myCell).Select 'selects a cell
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Test" 'adds text to that cell
    Pete Jones
    IT Manager
    Midlands Metal Fabrications

  • #2
    Re: OLE Open Office Calc

    The OpenOffice.org website indicates that OpenOffice supports ole. The line
    xlApp = ole.create("Excel.Application") would become
    xlApp = ole.create("OO.Application") where OO is the name of the Open Office Calc executable just as Excel is the name of the Microsoft executable (excel.exe).

    You will need to discover if the rest of the example works as if or if you must use different terminology. Does Open Office support macros? Do macros written in Excel work in Open Office? If so you may not need to do much translation.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: OLE Open Office Calc

      Hi, i've found some code which works in VB script. Not sure what I need to do in alpha5 though.

      This code only works when openoffice calc is aready open

      Set oServiceManager = CreateObject("com.sun.star.ServiceManager")
      Set oDesktop = oServiceManager.createInstance("com.sun.star.frame.Desktop")
      Set oComponents = oDesktop.getComponents()
      Set oEnum = oComponents.createEnumeration
      On Error Resume Next
      Do While oEnum.hasMoreElements
      Set ThisComponent = oEnum.nextElement
      If ThisComponent.supportsService("com.sun.star.sheet.SpreadsheetDocument") Then Exit Do
      Loop
      Set oDoc = ThisComponent
      Set oSheet = oDoc.getSheets.getByIndex(0)
      text = "This"
      oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1").setString(text)
      text = "is"
      oSheet.getCellRangeByName("B1").setString(text)
      text = "a"
      oSheet.getCellRangeByName("C1").setString(text)
      text = "Test"
      oSheet.getCellRangeByName("D1").setString(text)
      msgbox "END"


      I think i need this line in alpha5 to start with

      xlApp = ole.create("soffice.starcalcdocument")

      and have also found some info on other languages

      http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=9815
      http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?p=28389

      Still have no idea how to make it work in alpha5 though and i'm a bit out my depth.
      Pete Jones
      IT Manager
      Midlands Metal Fabrications

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      • #4
        Re: OLE Open Office Calc

        try this

        Code:
        Dim oServiceManager as P
        Dim oDesktop        as P
        Dim oComponents     as P
        Dim oEnum           as P
        oServiceManager = ole.Create("com.sun.star.ServiceManager")
        oDesktop        = oServiceManager.createInstance("com.sun.star.frame.Desktop")
        oComponents     = oDesktop.getComponents()
        oEnum           = oComponents.createEnumeration
        
        WHILE oEnum.hasMoreElements
        	ThisComponent = oEnum.nextElement
        	IF ThisComponent.supportsService("com.sun.star.sheet.SpreadsheetDocument") THEN
        		oDoc = ThisComponent
        		oSheet = oDoc.getSheets.getByIndex(0)
        		text = "this"
        		oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1").setString(text)
        		text = "is"
        		oSheet.getCellRangeByName("B1").setString(text)
        		text = "a"
        		oSheet.getCellRangeByName("C1").setString(text)
        		text = "Test"
        		oSheet.getCellRangeByName("D1").setString(text)
        	END IF
        END WHILE
        msgbox("END")

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