When you use the menu "Data" -> "Validity" and give a "list" or some cell's content then the cell has dropdown menu. Nice.
It would make sense having a checkbox for bool values there.
I know you can use the "Checkbox" button from the "Form Controls" toolbar. But such a control doesn't appear as the content of a cell. I would like to have checkboxes for each cell in on column.
Thank you for making LO better. But please have in mind that those who read this bug may not use or know exactly what you meant. So, please give exact steps and reproduced/expected result. And explain this with dropdown menu.
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This is how "Data -> Validity" works with a "cell range". It creates a dropdown menu for each cell.
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In that list should be a new feature for boolean values. And in the cell this should represented as a checkbox.
Data-Validity-Criteria-Allow now also has "Cell range" with "Show selection list".
If you write "true" and "false" or "0" and "1" you may apply that cell range and get dropdown menu with those 2 values.
If this satisfies your need, than this is "NotABug". If not, please explain why, with exact scenario that shows a need for additional "Boolean" option.
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Your provided workaround doesn't fit my needs. My request was for a real checkbox to represent boolean values in a cell.
You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
else confirms it.
Question from Comment 4 is still not answered.
it is answered in comment #6
(In reply to c.buhtz from comment #9)
> it is answered in comment #6
Answer this: please explain why, with exact scenario that shows a need for additional "Boolean" option.
The scenario / use case is important to know.
You offered a drop down menu. This makes to much clicks. And a drop down is not suited to display dichotome values.
A checkbox would easy this and would be more "natural".
(In reply to c.buhtz from comment #0)
> I know you can use the "Checkbox" button from the "Form Controls" toolbar.
> But such a control doesn't appear as the content of a cell. I would like to
> have checkboxes for each cell in on column.
Form checkbox can be linked to a cell. So it should be a solution for your request.
It's true that a checkbox has less clicks than a dropdown. But for what reason should Calc accept only a very restricted set? Bool is defined as 0/1 or 0/-1 or 0/!0 depending on the language. We would have to take one option. And in the end it's not clear why this option is needed beyond completeness in relation to variables.