Bug 118887 - CALC: Read Combo chart that has multiple series of data from XLSX
Summary: CALC: Read Combo chart that has multiple series of data from XLSX
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:xlsx
Depends on:
Blocks: OOXML-Chart
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Reported: 2018-07-22 18:06 UTC by Jonathan Bach
Modified: 2019-12-10 04:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Combo chart in MSO (84.47 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-07-24 13:13 UTC, Timur
tf04022385.xltx (61.41 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel.template.12)
2018-07-24 17:03 UTC, Timur
tf04022385 without named ranges (60.96 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet)
2018-07-24 17:12 UTC, Timur

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Description Jonathan Bach 2018-07-22 18:06:57 UTC
Hi, my "test" spreadsheet for compatibility is direct from Microsoft, not new at all, and only WPS Office (Kingsoft) is compatible with it.  It is a great template called "Retirement Financial Planner" and is available at this link from Microsoft:  https://templates.office.com/en-us/Retirement-financial-planner-TM04022385
I recommend you open and enter data in MS Office Excel, then open in Libre … you'll see that the graph just doesn't work.  This is a many YEARS old NON-compatibility problem.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the MS template in MS Office and enter data and see how the graph responds
2. Save, then open in LibreOffice Calc and see how it is useless.
3. Fix LibreOffice Calc and perhaps even solve OTHER similar compatibility issues!

Actual Results:
Graph doesn't respond, spreadsheet doesn't look like it should.  WPS Office (Kingsoft) on the other hand, DOES work and look very much the same.  I would RATHER use LibreOffice though!

Expected Results:
Use of spreadsheet.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2018-07-23 14:50:29 UTC
A bugtracker must concerns one specific point, you can't tell: "open this file and fix all the differences you see with MsOffice".

As you may already know, there are quite a lot of bugtrackers for LO and many concern compatibility.

If it was depending only on me, I put this one as INVALID. Now I'll let QA member speak.
Comment 2 Timur 2018-07-24 13:13:11 UTC
Created attachment 143727 [details]
Combo chart in MSO

Bug report is (wrongly but expectedly from 1st time reporter) document-based. Yet it's valid because Calc can't preview Excel's combo chart. 
Lets' turn this to "Read Combo chart from XLSX". LO will first have to support that feature itself. That's somewhat requested in Bug 97834.
Comment 3 Timur 2018-07-24 17:03:36 UTC
Created attachment 143732 [details]

Let's keep original MSO XLTX here.
Comment 4 Timur 2018-07-24 17:12:56 UTC
Created attachment 143734 [details]
tf04022385 without named ranges

"I cannot open this file" really makes a lot of triage work..
Imported chart looks empty because the file uses named cell ranges and they are not imported in charts (bug 64086) and the reason is they are not supported in LO (bug 6250).
The file also has combo chart that's not read properly from LO. One can see that if we replace named ranges with cell references, as in attached other file. 
Creating combo charts in LO is another issue. This bug is about proper reading of here attached file (without named ranges).
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-12-10 04:06:24 UTC
Dear Jonathan Bach,

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