Bug 108516 - Enhancement Request: allow for comments when defining named range
Summary: Enhancement Request: allow for comments when defining named range
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Cell-Name
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Reported: 2017-06-14 03:43 UTC by Mściwój
Modified: 2022-07-24 13:14 UTC (History)
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Define name dialog in MSO Excel 2013 and LO 6.1 (34.97 KB, image/png)
2018-02-16 09:35 UTC, Thomas Lendo
Details
Small test MS Excel 365 file with named ranges (64.06 KB, application/zip)
2022-07-24 13:14 UTC, Thomas Maeder
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Description Mściwój 2017-06-14 03:43:34 UTC
As in subject.
MS Excel allows to add comment against new name. Could that be supported?
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-06-15 12:02:26 UTC
Hello,
What do you mean by 'new name' ?
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2018-01-29 10:27:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2018-02-16 09:35:21 UTC
Created attachment 139935 [details]
Define name dialog in MSO Excel 2013 and LO 6.1

I can confirm that a comment textfield is missing in LO compared to MS Excel 2013.
Comment 4 Thomas Maeder 2022-07-24 13:14:33 UTC
Created attachment 181390 [details]
Small test MS Excel 365 file with named ranges

I'd also be in favour of implementing this feature, which shouldn't be very hard.
This would also improve interoperability with MS Excel.

The attachment is a small archive with three files:
- "Test of named ranges.xlsx": MS Excel example file  with commented names
- "Test of named ranges Excel dialog.png" : screenshot of name dialog in LO
- "Test of named ranges LO dialog": screenshot of the name dialog in Excel

Excel allows comments on names. When importing the file in LO, not only are the comments not shown, but also are erased upon re-saving the file, hindering interoperability.

The feature is also useful beyond interoperability, as proper documentation is a good practice that should be encouraged.
(Of course, one can always devote a sheet in the workbook to documentation, which is what I do currently.)