Bug 121626 - When copying sheets or objects (checkboxes/charts) references in the objects are not updated
Summary: When copying sheets or objects (checkboxes/charts) references in the objects ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 125967 126802 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Cell-Reference
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Reported: 2018-11-22 15:40 UTC by Fabio Zaffora
Modified: 2021-08-11 03:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Fabio Zaffora 2018-11-22 15:40:01 UTC
For certain objects (i have tested charts and checkboxes) references to cells within the objects are static. This can have very annoying consequences. If this is not easy to fix, the programming team should at least consider some solution when copying an entire sheet. The way it is now, all checkboxes and charts within the newly made sheed will still refer to the data on the original sheet.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. on a new document create a checkbox or chart that refers to one or more cells in the current sheet
2. copy the sheet using the 'move or copy sheet'function

Actual Results:
the objects on the newly created sheet are as-good-as useless because they refer to the data on the original sheet. The references need to be updated manually

Expected Results:
the references within the objects are automatically updated

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
with complex sheets containing a lot of objects the behaviour is very annoying since I can't just copy the sheet to a new one expecting it to behave the same which is cause to significant frustration.
Comment 1 Oliver Brinzing 2018-11-22 18:33:22 UTC

- Sheet1, checkbox Linked Cell: A1
- copy sheet
- Sheet2: checkbox Linked Cell: Sheet1.A1
Comment 2 Oliver Brinzing 2018-11-22 18:40:03 UTC
already reproducible with 

Build-ID: f3153a8b245191196a4b6b9abd1d0da16eead600
Gebietsschema: de_DE
Comment 3 Oliver Brinzing 2019-06-17 16:59:50 UTC
*** Bug 125967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Oliver Brinzing 2019-06-17 17:03:58 UTC
already reproducible with AOO 4.1.5
Comment 5 Oliver Brinzing 2019-08-10 09:00:10 UTC
*** Bug 126802 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-08-11 03:57:59 UTC
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