It is not clear in the UI or LibreOffice help that in order to be able to test a variable containing a text value for a logic condition, you much choose the Text format when creating that variable so that the variable is assigned a Text type, and that leaving it as a General variable will assign the wrong (numeric) type.
The usability of this needs to be improved.
Demonstration of issue
1. Insert variable varA with value "is" (without the quotes)
-- a. Insert > Fields > More fields > Variables > Set Variable
-- b. Name: varA
-- c. Value: is
Expected result: Default format General is replaced with Text automatically
Actual result: Default format General remains selected
Expected result: Warning appears that the value I entered is not numeric /or/ Warning appears that the value I entered requires the Text format.
Actual result: No indication that anything is amiss.
-- d. Click Insert
Expected result: Error dialog that the value and type don't match.
Actual result: Field is inserted with wrong (numeric) type.
Confirmed still an issue in 220.127.116.11.
Chas, please have a look at bug 111888. Is this bug in line with your expectations?
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