Bug 132003 - No way to enable external content for a newly created spreadsheet
Summary: No way to enable external content for a newly created spreadsheet
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Network Calc-Function
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2020-04-09 14:09 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2023-08-03 12:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

What I see (140.02 KB, image/png)
2020-04-09 21:22 UTC, m_a_riosv

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Mike Kaganski 2020-04-09 14:09:47 UTC
1. Create a new spreadsheet
2. Add a formula: '=WEBSERVICE("https://www.example.net/foo/bar/")'

The result is "ERR:540" ("External content disabled"). But there's no relevant infobar with a button to enable it; and I couldn't find related function in menus (or in "Edit Links" dialog).

Saving and reloading the document indeed brings the infobar; but if I close it, I again cannot enable external content without reloading the document.

Tested with Version: (x64)
Build ID: 4d2b2b47cca498fed6abf712a36d0788901091eb
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 m_a_riosv 2020-04-09 21:22:54 UTC
Created attachment 159458 [details]
What I see

=WEBSERVICE("https://www.bitstamp.net/api/ticker/") works fine for me.

with your formula I get #VALUE! Error: Wrong data type

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 95ec2e9b024ff12a3005777c902d7e0975460b1d
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19592; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win; 
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); UI-Language: en-US Calc: CL
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2020-04-09 21:34:09 UTC
I didn't yet found what is the setting that made that here. But do you see it if you save, reload, and close the infobar using closing cross?
Comment 3 m_a_riosv 2020-04-09 22:39:31 UTC
Ok, I see Err:540 reloading the file but seems doesn't matter to do or not 'Allow updating', and the problem it's there with the link "https://www.example.net/foo/bar/" but not "https://www.bitstamp.net/api/ticker/"
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2022-04-10 03:36:02 UTC
Dear Mike Kaganski,

To make sure we're focusing on the bugs that affect our users today, LibreOffice QA is asking bug reporters and confirmers to retest open, confirmed bugs which have not been touched for over a year.

There have been thousands of bug fixes and commits since anyone checked on this bug report. During that time, it's possible that the bug has been fixed, or the details of the problem have changed. We'd really appreciate your help in getting confirmation that the bug is still present.

If you have time, please do the following:

Test to see if the bug is still present with the latest version of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/

If the bug is present, please leave a comment that includes the information from Help - About LibreOffice.
If the bug is NOT present, please set the bug's Status field to RESOLVED-WORKSFORME and leave a comment that includes the information from Help - About LibreOffice.

Please DO NOT

Update the version field
Reply via email (please reply directly on the bug tracker)
Set the bug's Status field to RESOLVED - FIXED (this status has a particular meaning that is not 
appropriate in this case)

If you want to do more to help you can test to see if your issue is a REGRESSION. To do so:
1. Download and install oldest version of LibreOffice (usually 3.3 unless your bug pertains to a feature added after 3.3) from https://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/

2. Test your bug
3. Leave a comment with your results.
4a. If the bug was present with 3.3 - set version to 'inherited from OOo';
4b. If the bug was not present in 3.3 - add 'regression' to keyword

Feel free to come ask questions or to say hello in our QA chat: https://web.libera.chat/?settings=#libreoffice-qa

Thank you for helping us make LibreOffice even better for everyone!

Warm Regards,
QA Team