Strip html taged elements from libre spreadsheets

Converting a libra spreadsheet into a csv is fine however you then lose the link which is connected with the bit of text in the cells. This is a group of functions which will help strip these out prior to converting to CSV.

To use the Cell_url function which will grab the link from the given cell use..

=CELL_URL(“sheet1”, ROW(),COLUMN()-3)

Sheet1 is the name of the give sheet make sure you use double quotes as singles break it.

Row is the current row that the formula is on

column() -3 is the column that the formula is currently on -3 spaces.

REM ***** BASIC *****
REM ################### RETURNING STRING #################################################
Function CELL_NOTE(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns annotation text
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_NOTE = v.Annotation.getText.getString
else
CELL_NOTE = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_URL(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%,optional n%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns URL of Nth text-hyperlink from a cell, default N=1)
Dim v
If isMissing(n) then n= 1
If n < 1 then
CELL_URL = Null
exit function
endif
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
if v.Textfields.Count >= n then
CELL_URL = v.getTextfields.getByIndex(n -1).URL
else
Cell_URL = Null
endif
else
CELL_URL = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_FORMULA(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM return unlocalized (English) formula
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_FORMULA = v.getFormula()
else
CELL_FORMULA = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_STYLE(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%,optional bLocalized)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM return name of cell-style, optionally localized
Dim v,s$,bLocal as Boolean
if not isMissing(bLocalized) then bLocal=cBool(bLocalized)
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
if bLocal then
s = thisComponent.StyleFamilies("CellStyles").getByName(v.CellStyle).DisplayName
else
s = v.CellStyle
endif
CELL_STYLE = s
else
CELL_STYLE = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_LINE(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%,optional n)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM Split by line breaks, missing or zero line number returns whole string.
REM =CELL_LINE(SHEET(),1,1,2) -> second line of A1 in this sheet
Dim v,s$,a(),i%
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
s = v.getString
if not isMissing(n) then i = cInt(n)
if i > 0 then
a() = Split(s,chr(10))
If (i <= uBound(a())+1)then
CELL_LINE = a(i -1)
else
CELL_LINE = NULL
endif
else
CELL_LINE = s
endif
else
CELL_LINE = v
endif
end Function

REM ################### RETURNING NUMBER #################################################
Function CELL_ISHORIZONTALPAGEBREAK(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_ISHORIZONTALPAGEBREAK = Abs(cINT(v.Rows.getByIndex(0).IsStartOfNewPage))
else
CELL_ISHORIZONTALPAGEBREAK = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_ISVERTICALPAGEBREAK(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_ISVERTICALPAGEBREAK = Abs(cINT(v.Columns.getByIndex(0).IsStartOfNewPage))
else
CELL_ISVERTICALPAGEBREAK = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_CHARCOLOR(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns color code as number
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_CHARCOLOR = v.CharColor
else
CELL_CHARCOLOR = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_BACKCOLOR(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns color code as number
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_BACKCOLOR = v.CellBackColor
else
CELL_BACKCOLOR = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_VISIBLE(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns visibility state as number 0|1
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_VISIBLE = Abs(v.Rows.isVisible)
else
CELL_VISIBLE = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_LOCKED(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns locked state as number 0|1
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_LOCKED = Abs(v.CellProtection.isLocked)
else
CELL_LOCKED = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_NumberFormat(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM returns the number format index
Dim v
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
CELL_NumberFormat = v.NumberFormat
else
CELL_NumberFormat = v
endif
End Function
Function CELL_NumberFormatType(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
'calls: getSheetCell
REM return a numeric com.sun.star.util.NumberFormat which describes a format category
Dim v,lNF&
v = getSheetCell(vSheet,lRowIndex&,iColIndex%)
if vartype(v) = 9 then
lNF = v.NumberFormat
CELL_NumberFormatType = ThisComponent.getNumberFormats.getByKey(lNF).Type
else
CELL_NumberFormatType = v
endif
End Function

'################### HELPERS FOR ABOVE CELL FUNCTIONS #########################################
Function getSheet(byVal vSheet)
REM Helper for sheet functions. Get cell from sheet's name or position; cell's row-position; cell's col-position
on error goto exitErr
select case varType(vSheet)
case is = 8
if thisComponent.sheets.hasbyName(vSheet) then
getSheet = thisComponent.sheets.getByName(vSheet)
else
getSheet = NULL
endif
case 2 to 5
vSheet = cInt(vSheet)
'Wow! Calc has sheets with no name at index < 0,
' so NOT isNull(oSheet), if vSheet <= lbound(sheets) = CRASH!
'http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=58796
if(vSheet <= thisComponent.getSheets.getCount)AND(vSheet > 0) then
getSheet = thisComponent.sheets.getByIndex(vSheet -1)
else
getSheet = NULL
endif
end select
exit function
exitErr:
getSheet = NULL
End Function

Function getSheetCell(byVal vSheet,byVal lRowIndex&,byVal iColIndex%)
dim oSheet
' print vartype(vsheet)
oSheet = getSheet(vSheet)
if varType(oSheet) <>9 then
getSheetCell = NULL
elseif (lRowIndex > oSheet.rows.count)OR(lRowIndex < 1) then
getSheetCell = NULL
elseif (iColIndex > oSheet.columns.count)OR(iColIndex < 1) then
getSheetCell = NULL
else
getSheetCell = oSheet.getCellByPosition(iColIndex -1,lRowIndex -1)
endif
End Function