Bug 138372 - DDE links are always absolute
Summary: DDE links are always absolute
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Files-Linked
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Reported: 2020-11-20 12:19 UTC by Miklos Vajna
Modified: 2020-11-23 07:06 UTC (History)
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DDE sheet (7.79 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2020-11-20 12:19 UTC, Miklos Vajna
DDE document (8.36 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-11-20 12:19 UTC, Miklos Vajna

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Description Miklos Vajna 2020-11-20 12:19:00 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1) create a calc file, let's say dde.ods, and add two milestones with costs + a total row. Save.
2) create a writer file, save as dde.odt in the same directory.
3) Copy the "total" cell in Calc.
4) Switch to Writer, paste special, paste as a DDE link.
5) Now if you update the cost of e.g. MS1, the total value is updated in Calc. If you save and switch to Writer, finally choose Tools -> Update -> Update all, then the total cell is updated in Writer as well.

Expected result: when verifying dde.odt manually, the path to dde.ods is relative, since tools -> options -> load/save -> general -> "save urls relative to filesystem" is enabled.

Actual result: the dde link's path is still absolute.
Comment 1 Miklos Vajna 2020-11-20 12:19:21 UTC
Created attachment 167415 [details]
DDE sheet
Comment 2 Miklos Vajna 2020-11-20 12:19:49 UTC
Created attachment 167416 [details]
DDE document
Comment 3 Aron Budea 2020-11-23 07:06:12 UTC
Confirmed using LO (312a33b7636334f6ce3b6d1702bc5d3e45215601), / Windows.