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Hi Mario,

Sorry, by your description I understood you to mean you *did* want to
poke into the ods file directly.

I would consider scripting something to create the files
automatically the best option, but then again, I'm a programmer, so it
would be my first thought :)

I see a few possible menu items in Calc that might provide what you
want, unfortunately I don't know them, so someone else will have to
comment on their suitability. I'll just list them, and you can research

View | Data Sources
Insert | Link To External Data
Data | XML Source



On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:35:14 +0100
Mario Splivalo <> wrote:

On 11/03/2013 09:13 PM, Paul wrote:
Hi Mario,

I'm sure others on this list can advise you more completely, but
I'll have a quick stab at it. As I understand it, the LO document
format is a zipped file consisting of XML files for the contents.
One way of doing what you need should be to create a file with the
layout you need and some sample data, then save that. Then rename
the file extension to zip if need be, and open it in an archive
manager. Extract the contents to a working directory and examine
the files. You should find one with the sample data in XML format.
You should be able to use that as a template, and create a script
or program to replace the sample data with live data and re-zip the
files into a working Calc file.

Hope this is what you were looking for.

I was hoping for a method so I don't need to poke with .ods files
directly :) The XML source can, I guess, be any source...


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