Bug 136876 - Strange behaviours with "Link to external files".
Summary: Strange behaviours with "Link to external files".
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Calc-External-Datalink
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Reported: 2020-09-18 10:06 UTC by Arnaldo
Modified: 2021-08-20 03:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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For "strange behaviour in external link". (199.52 KB, application/pdf)
2020-09-18 10:15 UTC, Arnaldo

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Description Arnaldo 2020-09-18 10:06:28 UTC

I think the enclosed snapshots clarify the bug.

- I used a model for a new file
- I added some lines to an external file (manual update)
- these are used for a drop-down in A1
- I saved the "external file"
- I updated the link in the new file
- all OK in the new file
- I saved the new
- I closed Calc

I use the value of A1 for formulas in other cells using "vertical search".

When I re-open the "new":
- all the "just added" rows in the external file are OK in A1 but has an error in the cells that refer to A1 in the row
- Calc informs that automatic update is disabled so I click OK
- all is fine again
- the link for A1 formula has changed to another one that is used in this file
- value in A1 and cells referring to A1 are OK

If needed, tell me how to submit model with the linked files.


Actual Results:
See above.

Expected Results:
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Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
See above.
Comment 1 Arnaldo 2020-09-18 10:15:21 UTC
Created attachment 165654 [details]
For "strange behaviour in external link".
Comment 2 m.a.riosv 2020-09-22 07:32:23 UTC
Please attach a sample of both files for test.
Comment 3 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-01-20 13:01:00 UTC
NEEDINFO per last comment.

Please submit minimal documents that can be used to reproduce the error.
Also what file formats did you use?
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-07-20 03:38:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2021-08-20 03:52:24 UTC
Dear Arnaldo,

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