Bug 107503 - chart wizard : data range empty when the first column contains dates
Summary: chart wizard : data range empty when the first column contains dates
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Chart-Wizard
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Reported: 2017-04-28 12:40 UTC by Philippe Hemmel
Modified: 2022-07-15 03:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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sample sheet (16.77 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2017-04-28 12:40 UTC, Philippe Hemmel

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Description Philippe Hemmel 2017-04-28 12:40:21 UTC
Created attachment 132935 [details]
sample sheet

I have a very simple sheet : 2 columns, the first one contains some dates, the second one contains some texts (see the attached document).

I select the data area, then insert a chart (Insert > Chart) : in the chart wizard, the data range is empty.

If the first column doesn't contain dates (or even if ONE of the cells of the first column contains a number), the chart wizard shows the correct data range.
Comment 1 m_a_riosv 2017-04-29 15:31:13 UTC
With your data what's should be represented?, changing some value on the first column then it's used as numeric data to be represented.

Adding a third column with values to be represented then it works fine, I think.
Comment 2 Philippe Hemmel 2017-05-05 08:33:57 UTC
I think we could see what should be represented if we insert the value 10000 in A2. 

Maybe I see what you mean. You're right, this sheet isn't well designed and could not show something relevant. 

But the user who created it was surprised to see that nothing was previewed and that the data range field was empty. 

Often people begin a new chart with the data they have and change the data thanks to the chart they see with that.

So if they see nothing, they don't know how to change the design of the data in the spreadsheet. They don't see that this design isn't relevant to create a chart.
Comment 3 Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) 2017-07-13 13:08:59 UTC
Reproduced in Version:, Build-ID: 1:5.3.1-0ubuntu2
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2018-07-14 02:45:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2020-07-14 04:03:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2022-07-15 03:44:17 UTC
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