Example: Adding a New Spreadsheet

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The following helper method opens a new spreadsheet document component. The method getRemoteServiceManager() retrieves a connection. Refer to chapter First Steps for additional information.

 import com.sun.star.lang.XComponent;
 import com.sun.star.frame.XComponentLoader;
 import com.sun.star.beans.PropertyValue;
 protected XComponent newSpreadsheetComponent() throws java.lang.Exception {
     String loadUrl = "private:factory/scalc";
     xRemoteServiceManager = this.getRemoteServiceManager(unoUrl);
     Object desktop = xRemoteServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
         "com.sun.star.frame.Desktop", xRemoteContext);
     XComponentLoader xComponentLoader = (XComponentLoader)UnoRuntime.queryInterface(
         XComponentLoader.class, desktop);
     PropertyValue[] loadProps = new PropertyValue[0];
     return xComponentLoader.loadComponentFromURL(loadUrl, "_blank", 0, loadProps); 

Our helper returns a com.sun.star.lang.XComponent interface for the recently loaded document. Now the XComponent is passed to the following method insertSpreadsheet() to add a new spreadsheet to our document.

 import com.sun.star.sheet.XSpreadsheetDocument;
 import com.sun.star.sheet.XSpreadsheet; 
 /** Inserts a new empty spreadsheet with the specified name.
     @param xSheetComponent The XComponent interface of a loaded document object
     @param aName The name of the new sheet.
     @param nIndex The insertion index.
     @return The XSpreadsheet interface of the new sheet.
 public XSpreadsheet insertSpreadsheet(
         XComponent xSheetComponent, String aName, short nIndex) {
     XSpreadsheetDocument xDocument = (XSpreadsheetDocument)UnoRuntime.queryInterface(
         XSpreadsheetDocument.class, xSheetComponent);
     // Collection of sheets
     com.sun.star.sheet.XSpreadsheets xSheets = xDocument.getSheets();
     com.sun.star.sheet.XSpreadsheet xSheet = null;
     try {
         xSheets.insertNewByName(aName, nIndex);
         xSheet = xSheets.getByName(aName);
     } catch (Exception ex) {
     return xSheet;
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