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Creating/Manipulating diagramms at Runtime

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:29 pm
by Alexand3r
Hello everybody,

I have a problem creating a bar chart at runtime.
At the moment I can create a bar chart from a predefined XML with an embedded Excel. But I want to manipulate the data the bar chart shows. Editing the embedded Excel is not the problem. But I think I need to change the chart.xml, that is describing my chart. But I wasn´t able to figure out, how I can manipulate this XML. Do I have to use xPath? But on which Java Object?
Attached is a Screenshot of example values I want to change.

I hope somebody can help me or give me a hint :)


Re: Creating/Manipulating diagramms at Runtime

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:56 pm
by Alexand3r
Hello everybody,

I don´t need a complete solution... I´d be really grateful if somebody has at least an advice or an idea how it could maybe work.
Or is it just not possible what I´m trying to do?

Thank you,

Re: Creating/Manipulating diagramms at Runtime

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:22 pm
by Alexand3r

I found a useful piece of code for creating a Smart Art Diagram at Runtime (See below). How do I have to change this example for creating just a normal chart?

Thanks a lot,

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import javax.xml.transform.Templates;

import org.docx4j.XmlUtils;
import org.docx4j.dml.diagram.CTDiagramDefinition;
import org.docx4j.openpackaging.packages.OpcPackage;
import org.docx4j.openpackaging.packages.PresentationMLPackage;
import org.glox4j.openpackaging.packages.GloxPackage;
import org.pptx4j.jaxb.Context;
import org.pptx4j.model.SlideSizesWellKnown;
import org.pptx4j.pml.CTGraphicalObjectFrame;
import org.pptx4j.pml.Presentation;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;

public class CreatePptxWithSmartArt extends CreateWithSmartArtAbstract {

  public CreatePptxWithSmartArt(CTDiagramDefinition diagramLayoutObj,
      Templates layoutTreeCreatorXslt,
      Templates layoutTree2DiagramDataXslt) {

    super( diagramLayoutObj,

  public PresentationMLPackage createSmartArtPkg(
      SlideSizesWellKnown sz, boolean landscape,
      Document xml) throws Exception {
    // Create skeletal package, including a MainPresentationPart and a SlideLayoutPart
    PresentationMLPackage pMLPackage = PresentationMLPackage.createPackage(sz, landscape);
    // Need references to these parts to create a slide
    // Please note that these parts *already exist* - they are
    // created by createPackage() above.  See that method
    // for instruction on how to create and add a part.
    MainPresentationPart pp = (MainPresentationPart)pMLPackage.getParts().getParts().get(
        new PartName("/ppt/presentation.xml"));   
    SlideLayoutPart layoutPart = (SlideLayoutPart)pMLPackage.getParts().getParts().get(
        new PartName("/ppt/slideLayouts/slideLayout1.xml"));
    // OK, now we can create a slide
    SlidePart slidePart = pMLPackage.createSlidePart(pp, layoutPart,
        new PartName("/ppt/slides/slide1.xml"));
    // Layout part
    DiagramLayoutPart layout = new DiagramLayoutPart(new PartName("/ppt/diagrams.layout1.xml"));

    DiagramColorsPart colors = new DiagramColorsPart(new PartName("/ppt/diagrams.colors1.xml"));
    DiagramStylePart style = new DiagramStylePart(new PartName("/ppt/diagrams.quickStyle1.xml"));
    // DiagramDataPart
    DiagramDataPart data = new DiagramDataPart(new PartName("/ppt/diagrams.data1.xml"));
    data.setPackage(pMLPackage); // otherwise we need to pass pkg around
    data.setJaxbElement( createDiagramData(data, xml) );
    String layoutRelId = slidePart.addTargetPart(layout).getId();
    String dataRelId = slidePart.addTargetPart(data).getId();
    String colorsRelId = slidePart.addTargetPart(colors).getId();
    String styleRelId = slidePart.addTargetPart(style).getId();
    // Create and add graphicFrame for SmartArt
    Presentation.SldSz tmpSldSz = pMLPackage.getMainPresentationPart().getJaxbElement().getSldSz();
    CTGraphicalObjectFrame graphicFrame = createSmartArt( layoutRelId,  dataRelId, colorsRelId,  styleRelId,
        ""+(tmpSldSz.getCx()-200000), ""+(tmpSldSz.getCy()-1000000) );
        // A bit smaller, so we can have a margin around the edge

    return pMLPackage;

  public static CTGraphicalObjectFrame createSmartArt(String layoutRelId, String dataRelId,
      String colorsRelId, String styleRelId, String cx, String cy) throws Exception {
        String ml =
           "<p:graphicFrame   xmlns:a=\"\" xmlns:r=\"\" xmlns:p=\"\">"
            + "<p:nvGraphicFramePr>"
            + "<p:cNvPr id=\"4\" name=\"Diagram 3\"/>"
            + "<p:cNvGraphicFramePr/>"
            + "<p:nvPr/>"
          + "</p:nvGraphicFramePr>"
          + "<p:xfrm>"
          + "<a:off x=\"100000\" y=\"900000\"/>" // Room at the top for chart title
          + "<a:ext cx=\"${cx}\" cy=\"${cy}\"/>"
          + "</p:xfrm>"
          + "<a:graphic>"
            + "<a:graphicData uri=\"\">"
              + "<dgm:relIds  r:dm=\"${dataRelId}\" r:lo=\"${layoutRelId}\" r:qs=\"${styleRelId}\" r:cs=\"${colorsRelId}\" xmlns:dgm=\"\" xmlns:r=\"\" />"
            + "</a:graphicData>"
          + "</a:graphic>"
        + "</p:graphicFrame>";
        java.util.HashMap<String, String>mappings = new java.util.HashMap<String, String>();
        mappings.put("layoutRelId", layoutRelId);
        mappings.put("dataRelId", dataRelId);
        mappings.put("colorsRelId", colorsRelId);
        mappings.put("styleRelId", styleRelId);
        mappings.put("cx", cx);
        mappings.put("cy", cy);       

        return (CTGraphicalObjectFrame)org.docx4j.XmlUtils.unmarshallFromTemplate(ml, mappings, Context.jcPML,
            CTGraphicalObjectFrame.class) ;       

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    // Need the source doc as a DOM for later, and also
    // as XSLT input
    Document doc = XmlUtils.getNewDocumentBuilder().parse(
        new File(System.getProperty("user.dir")+ "/sample-docs/glox/extracted/data-sample.xml"  ) );   
    GloxPackage gloxPackage = (GloxPackage)OpcPackage.load(
        new File(System.getProperty("user.dir")+ "/sample-docs/glox/extracted/CirclePictureHierarchy.glox"  ) );

    CTDiagramDefinition diagramLayoutObj = gloxPackage.getDiagramLayoutPart().getJaxbElement();

    Templates layoutTreeCreatorXslt =

    Templates layoutTree2DiagramDataXslt = XmlUtils.getTransformerTemplate(
        new StreamSource(
    CreatePptxWithSmartArt creatorPptx = new CreatePptxWithSmartArt(diagramLayoutObj, layoutTreeCreatorXslt, layoutTree2DiagramDataXslt);

    PresentationMLPackage pkg = creatorPptx.createSmartArtPkg(SlideSizesWellKnown.A3, true, doc);
    SaveToZipFile saver = new SaveToZipFile(pkg); File(System.getProperty("user.dir")+ "/OUT.pptx"  ) );

Re: Creating/Manipulating diagramms at Runtime

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:29 am
by jason
I know of a docx4j user who has done some stuff here. Let me reach out to them and see if they are able to help.