Bug 122545 - FILEOPEN: Error on creating script provider for Python script from location=document
Summary: FILEOPEN: Error on creating script provider for Python script from location=d...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
5.2 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected
Depends on:
Blocks: Macro-Python
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Reported: 2019-01-07 19:01 UTC by spinnau
Modified: 2023-02-04 03:19 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:
Regression By:

HelloWorld.ods test file (10.34 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2019-01-07 19:02 UTC, spinnau

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Description spinnau 2019-01-07 19:01:03 UTC
When opening a Calc document with a user-defined function that calls some Python code from location=document, the following error message will be shown:

BASIC runtime error.
An exception occurred
Type: com.sun.star.script.provider.ScriptFrameworkErrorException
Message: ProviderCache::createProvider() Error creating provider from
factory. <class 'KeyError'>: 'document’, traceback follows
  File "/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/unohelper.py”, line 295, in
  return self.clazz(context, *args)
File "/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/pythonscript.py”, line 999, in __init__
  raise e
File "/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/pythonscript.py”, line 975, in __init__
  urlHelper = MyUriHelper(ctx, storageType)
File "/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/pythonscript.py”, line 189, in __init__
  self.m_baseUri = expandUri(self.s_UriMap[location])

I have attached a sample document "HelloWorld.ods" with a minimal Python hello world function, that is wrapped with a BASIC macro as a user-defined function. This Calc document works fine with LibreOffice version up to Newer versions show the error message as described above when the file is opened. Tested versions that are affected from this bug:

* (Arch Linux 64 bit)
* (Windows 32 bit)
* (Linux 64 bit AppImage)
* (Linux 64 bit AppImage)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Allow execution of macros (changing "Macro Security" setting to "Medium")
2. Open the attached document "HelloWorld.ods"
3. Select "Enable Macros"

Actual Results:
The error message described above will be shown. The =HELLOWORLD() function in cell "B3" is not evaluated.

Expected Results:
The formula in cell "B3" should evaluate to "Hello world".

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
Comment 1 spinnau 2019-01-07 19:02:43 UTC
Created attachment 148113 [details]
HelloWorld.ods test file
Comment 2 spinnau 2019-01-08 13:25:20 UTC
By the way, recalculating the formula in cell "B3" of the test file works just fine after the error message appeared and the document was loaded completely.
Comment 3 spinnau 2019-01-08 13:40:29 UTC
bibisection on bibisect-linux-64-6.1

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Comment 4 spinnau 2019-01-08 13:42:37 UTC
bibisection on bibisect-linux-64-6.2

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Comment 5 spinnau 2019-01-08 14:11:54 UTC
The error is caused by commit https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=693953dd4699887bd3f5bca2c3582b5fae1d6992

I think there's an indirect connection between this commit and the error. Maybe the evaluation of the cell and the calculation of the row height is done before the Python scripts inside the document actually are loaded:

* The test document works fine and opens without any error if the row height for cell "B3" (with the user-defined function calling the Python code) is changed from optimal to a fixed value.

* It also works and opens without error if the script is changed to location=user and the appropriate Python file is copied to the user profile directory.
Comment 6 Oliver Brinzing 2019-01-08 18:30:05 UTC
i can confirm the problem, but also with lo and (Win 10)
error messsage appear during load, a full hard recalc works.
Comment 7 spinnau 2019-01-08 23:32:03 UTC
Thanks for looking into this.

Strange that these older LO version shows the same problem for you on Windows 10. As far as I could see, the commit mentioned above that introduced the recalculation of the row heights was not backported to these older versions. Thus, there's probably another reason for this.

I have tested the same LO versions and both as official Linux AppImage x86_64 and each time with fresh user profile. With these older versions I cannot reproduce the bug. The test file works fine in both versions without error message at opening.

I have also tried another bibisection for older versions with the bibisect-linux-64-6.0 repo. The oldest commit https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=9feb7f7039a3b59974cbf266922177e961a52dd1 (libreoffice-5-4-branch-point) and the latest commit https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=c6c82096301180cfa7942dd9fb9d1cb66c7ecc04 of that binary repo works fine for me.
Comment 8 Oliver Brinzing 2019-01-09 17:53:41 UTC
(In reply to spinnau from comment #7)
> Strange that these older LO version shows the same problem for you on
> Windows 10. As far as I could see, the commit mentioned above that
> introduced the recalculation of the row heights was not backported to these
> older versions. Thus, there's probably another reason for this.

Could you please try LO with 

Tools/Options.../LibreOffice Calc/Formula
 Recalculation on File Load
  ODF   [Always Recalculate]

with default setting [Never Recalculate] there is no error.
Comment 9 spinnau 2019-01-09 19:28:10 UTC
Good catch! With the "Recalculate on File Load | ODF spreadsheet" option set to "Never recalculate" the test document works fine with the older versions, and Changing this option to "Always recalculate" triggers the error message (Error creating provider from factory!) at opening of the test file on all these versions. All the tests were done with Linux AppImages.

Thus, I think the recalculation of the cells will be done too early before the Python scripts from loaction=document were available.

But at testing I have also found another problem. If the "Always recalculate" option is set in version then at opening the test file the error message dialog appears twice. I think in this case the recalculation will be done twice, once through the "Always recalculate" option and once for determining the optimal cell heights. This assumption can be verified by changing the height for cell "B3" in the test file from optimal to a fixed height. In that case at opening the test file the error message appears only once with "Always recalculate" option, and no error message is shown with "Never recalculate".

Independent of this bug, a recalculation of the cells shouldn't happen twice when a document is opened. Maybe another bug report should be opened for this.
Comment 10 Thorsten Behrens (allotropia) 2020-02-18 09:25:12 UTC
Adjust version according to comment 9, needs another round of bibisecting now.
Comment 11 Xisco Faulí 2020-02-18 09:57:30 UTC
if recalculation on File Load for ODF files is set to Always Recalculate in
Tools/Options.../LibreOffice Calc/Formula the problem can also be reproduced in

Build ID: 5b168b3fa568e48e795234dc5fa454bf24c9805e
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.8; UI Render: default; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8)

thus, this is not a regression per se. 1e55a47e89a9d9d6cf9cb3993484022aaf2c097b
just made this problem more visible
Comment 12 Michael 2020-05-16 09:37:25 UTC
I have the same problem: Error when opening a calc file with an embedded python script.
LO Version:
Build ID: 1:6.3.5-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
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