According to specification: Abs determines the type of reference:
1: absolute ($A$1)
2: row reference type is absolute; column reference is relative (A$1)
3: row (relative); column (absolute) ($A1)
4: relative (A1)
It should not give result in case, when abs=5..8
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run LibreOffice calc
2. Enter following formulas to any cell:
=ADDRESS(1, 1, 5)
=ADDRESS(1, 1, 6)
=ADDRESS(1, 1, 7)
=ADDRESS(1, 1, 8)
3. Apply and observe result
Calculation result is displayed:
abs=5 - absolute ($A$1)
abs=6 - row reference type is absolute; column reference is relative (A$1)
abs=7 - row (relative); column (absolute) ($A1)
abs=8 - relative (A1)
User Profile Reset: Yes
OpenGL enabled: Yes
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
Build ID: dc68ad6c5cde3c62874b96422f2e5e8252499bad
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default;
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: CL
Version: 22.214.171.124.0+ (x64)
Build ID: c20eb29560fa9d9e552c799203156c0742451eba
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:libreoffice-6-1, Time: 2018-07-28_12:44:37
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); Calc: CL
But looks to me as minor issue.
Created attachment 143923 [details]
Also reproduced in
@Winfried, I thought you could be interested in this issue...
The cases 5,6,7,8 are explicitly handled as synonyms for 1,2,3,4 at https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/sc/source/core/tool/interpr1.cxx#8089
I guess that is for some compatibility with another spreadsheet application.
Excel documentation https://support.office.com/en-US/article/ADDRESS-function-D0C26C0D-3991-446B-8DE4-AB46431D4F89 doesn't mention these values either, but maybe it handles them or earlier versions did such thing?
The code is in since the early (then deactivated) prototype of 2006 commit 6aadb208c71286cf4fcbaf7c611c45fd2e0c6c92
FWIW, Gnumeric handles this the same but also documents only 1,2,3,4. (not really a surprise considering the author of the OOo prototype code was Jody ;-)
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No news here. Code is still the same, so.. I suggest to close this as wontfix, no one jumped in on comment 4 and I much believe the code is there for a compatibility reason.