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How to reload file via macro on Calc

asked 2018-03-01 04:56:22 +0200

thomehhh gravatar image

updated 2020-09-01 13:04:48 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Does anybody knows how to reload the active file from the last time it was saved, using macro, in libreoffice Calc? It would be something like clicking on File -> Refresh, but this time without the confirmation window. Thanks in advance.

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answered 2018-03-01 16:44:26 +0200

Jim K gravatar image

updated 2018-03-01 16:46:25 +0200

Reloading is easy. The trick is to ignore changes, and a simple solution is given at

Sub SilentlyReload
    ThisComponent.setModified(False)  'Ignore changes'
    document = ThisComponent.CurrentController.Frame
    dispatcher = createUnoService("")
    dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:Reload", "", 0, Array())
End Sub

See also http://openoffice.2283327.n4.nabble.c....

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answered 2020-02-25 05:51:34 +0200

sjaguar gravatar image

updated 2020-02-25 05:54:06 +0200

I find the "How to reload current opened document via API" thread referenced by Jim K quite vague and not directly related to macros.

However, since both the question and the thread relate to dispatching a .uno:Reload command, I would like to share my findings related to dispatching a reload using Java code.

The following Java function successfully reloads a component:

    * Reloads a document via the dispatch API.
    * @param component some component previously loaded
    * @throws Exception 
   public static void dispatchReload( XComponent component )
     throws Exception
      XController        c;
      XDispatch          d;
      XDispatchHelper    dh;
      XFrame             doc;
      XNotifyingDispatch dn;
      XDispatchProvider  dp;
      XModel             m;
      Object             o;
      PropertyValue[]    pv;

       * UNO "casting" and obtaining the references required:
       * a reference to the document as a dispatch provider
       * is required to use the dispatch API
      m   = (XModel)UnoRuntime.queryInterface( XModel.class, component );
      c   = m.getCurrentController();
      doc = c.getFrame();
      dp  = (XDispatchProvider)UnoRuntime.queryInterface( XDispatchProvider.class, doc );
      o   = componentFactory.createInstanceWithContext( c, componentContext );
      dh  = (XDispatchHelper)UnoRuntime.queryInterface( XDispatchHelper.class, o );

      pv    = new PropertyValue[1];
      pv[0] = new PropertyValue();

      dh.executeDispatch( dp, ".uno:Reload", "", 0, pv );

but after executing the dispatch, an attempt to read from component results in a

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answered 2019-03-04 09:04:47 +0200

fofi2k gravatar image

Hello how i can add this Macro to my "LibreOffice 5 - Calc" and run it every 10min?

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