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How to open a file with http authentication with a macro (conveniently) [closed]

asked 2013-12-04 21:27:15 +0200

Shane gravatar image

I have written a macro to open an xml file which is protected by http authentication in calc -

dim sURL as string 
dim oArgs(0) As New
dim oDocStatus as object
dim oihandler 
oihandler = createUnoService("")
sURL = ""
oArgs(0).Name = "InteractionHandler"
oArgs(0).Value = oihandler
oDocStatus = StarDesktop.loadComponentFromURL(sURL, "_default", 0, oArgs)

This works fine except that each time I run it -

  1. I have to key in my user name / password in an Authentication Required window
  2. I have to click OK on the subsequent "Text Import" window.

How could I improve this macro to avoid repetitively doing these actions? (removing http authentication from the xml page is not possible)

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answered 2013-12-09 04:49:46 +0200

Waraqa gravatar image

If it's a standard http authentication, you can try to add it to the url this way: http://USERNAME:PASSWORD@

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I tried that and recieved an error - BASIC runtime error. An exception occurred Type: Message: Unsupported URL http://user:pass@

In case anyone has the same question, I have moved the topic to -

Shane gravatar imageShane ( 2013-12-11 05:24:00 +0200 )edit

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