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Automate updating of external Data through console

asked 2018-07-05 09:18:52 +0100

sisihagen gravatar image


Is it possible to have documents that have external data ready to be accessed via the console?

I have so to the 30 files to retrieve the data externally and then processed into a single file further. An automated updata of the Calc documents would be very helpful.

Thanks for the info Silvio

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Please clarify the use case. What exactly do you need to do?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-07-05 09:27:12 +0100 )edit

Quoting @sisihagen: "...have external data ready to be accessed via the console?"
Do you want to get an "Update on shortcut" replacing/completing the "Update every ... seconds" feature?
In what way and wherefrom do your 30-odd files (spreadsheet files?) retrieve the data?
Might you, please explicate the phrase "...have external data ready to be accessed via the console"?
Do you mean "...refresh their external on a console action (shortcut key)"?
Are the files needing a refresh open?

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-07-05 10:09:04 +0100 )edit

Now I open all files one time in day to update all the spreadsheet. The question is can I open the files over console, without question "Do you want update". Best would be as cronjob. But I find nothing so I think this will not work.

sisihagen gravatar imagesisihagen ( 2018-07-05 12:37:17 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-07-05 17:22:09 +0100

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IMHO there's no such possibility from the command line. You could probably write an UNO extension (or maybe someone did already? try and and run soffice -env:UserInstallation=... --headless --accept=...for a listening server instance to have the extension talk to the instance and load/update/save the documents. Just a quick idea.. See and

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