Bug 117516 - Linked table in Writer can't be reduced to a smaller size when reducing range
Summary: Linked table in Writer can't be reduced to a smaller size when reducing range
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-External-Datalink
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Reported: 2018-05-08 22:24 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2021-06-09 03:47 UTC (History)
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Description Aron Budea 2018-05-08 22:24:00 UTC
- In Calc add a few values in a small range, eg. in A1:C3.
- Copy the range.
- In Writer, paste the range in an empty document as DDE link (via Paste Special).
- In Writer, open Edit -> Links to External Files..., click Modify..., and change Category to a smaller range, eg. Sheet1.A1:B2.

=> Note how the table is updated to exclude the values outside the new range, but the table itself isn't truncated, still has the same number of rows/columns as before. I'd expect the table to be reduced to fit the new range, especially since it's not possible to delete columns/rows from a linked table manually.

Observed using LO & 3.3.0 / Ubuntu 17.10.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-06-08 18:49:11 UTC

I remember DDE being something that we want to get rid of, so lower priority.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 67aaa98600269e6b8fa631146c3649a261369471
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.16; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Built on June 7th 2018
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2019-06-09 03:01:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2021-06-09 03:47:27 UTC
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