On Linux, when I tried to copy formula that reference a cell on an external, local ods file to a new ods file, the formula will be lost.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create 3 ods files: 1.ods, 2.ods and 3.ods
2. On 1.ods, enter A1=1, A2=2
3. On 2.ods, reference values from 1.ods, such that:
A1 of 2.ods = A1 from 1.ods
A2 of 2.ods = A2 from 1.ods
, where "file:///local.directory/1.ods" is the location of 1.ods
4. Try copying A1 and A2 from 2.ods to 3.ods, either with Ctrl+C and V or from the menu.
On 3.ods, each copied cell will have a "#NAME?" error, and each cell only has "=" inside.
On 3.ods, the referencing formula are copied over, where
User Profile Reset: Yes
It appears that the external link (to 1.ods) is not copied over.
During paste, if I select "Paste Special" and check "Link", then an array will be copied. However, with arrays, each cell cannot be individually modified.
"Paste special" and selecting "Link" option, copies an array. The workaround I found, if you want to edit a single cell, is to copy each cell individually. The program still copies it as a single cell array but when I try to modify this single cell array in the formula bar, Calc lets me modify it just like any other formula.
Selecting multiple cells at once and copying all of them as a single array makes them un-editable.
Reproduced. In version 3.3.0 the result is in the style:
I tried very hard to find an existing report, but could not find one. Somehow I suspect there should be one as this is so old.
Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 43bdac0ebd65dfc32a0b8cf2c42fde88ad585e3f
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Built on 15 June 2020
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