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Updating contents index doesn't update page numbers

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:17 am
by Tim Grantham
The Developer's Guide says to use the update() method to update a contents index.

This method will certainly update the contents index for such things as a change in the number of levels that appear in the content index.

But it doesn't update the page numbers, even though manually updating a contents index in a text document DOES update the page numbers.

For example, I have a text document that has 300 pages. When I update the contents index in this document using the SDK, the hyperlinks in the content index work correctly but their page numbers are wrong. To correct the page numbers, I have to manually open the document, place the cursor in the contents index, and choose Tools > Update > Current Index.

I know the update() method is at least partly functioning, because my code changes the number of levels from the default of 10 to 4 before invoking the update() method, and this works as expected. But the page numbers are still wrong.

Here's the code I'm using:
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    /**    Update all indexes in document
     * @param xDoc
     * @throws java.lang.Exception
    protected static void updateDocumentIndexes(XComponent xDoc)
            throws java.lang.Exception {

        // Get the DocumentIndexesSupplier interface of the document
        XDocumentIndexesSupplier xDocumentIndexesSupplier = (XDocumentIndexesSupplier) UnoRuntime.queryInterface(XDocumentIndexesSupplier.class, xDoc);

        // Get an XIndexAccess of DocumentIndexes
        XIndexAccess xDocumentIndexes = (XIndexAccess) UnoRuntime.queryInterface(
                XIndexAccess.class, xDocumentIndexesSupplier.getDocumentIndexes());

        int indexcount = xDocumentIndexes.getCount();

        for (int i = 0; i < indexcount; i++) {

            // Update each index
            XDocumentIndex xDocIndex = (XDocumentIndex) UnoRuntime.queryInterface(
                    XDocumentIndex.class, xDocumentIndexes.getByIndex(i));

            // Get the service interface of the ContentIndex
            String indexType = xDocIndex.getServiceName();

            if (indexType.contains("")) {

                XPropertySet xIndex = (XPropertySet) UnoRuntime.queryInterface(
                    XPropertySet.class, xDocIndex);

                // Set TOC levels
                xIndex.setPropertyValue ( "Level", new Short ( (short) 4 ) );


Should I be reporting this as a bug, or am I misunderstanding how to update the page numbers in the contents field using the SDK?

I've had this problem with the 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4 SDKs.

Any help appreciated,

Re: Updating contents index doesn't update page numbers

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:42 am
by B Marcelly
In Basic you would do:
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This is a method from interface
Maybe it is necessary to wait some time before updating index.

Re: Updating contents index doesn't update page numbers

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:31 pm
by kingmax129
Hi. I have same problem. Could you please update some information in this bugs?