Problem description: 'data range' not enabled under format menu
Steps to reproduce:
1. ....double click chart so as to modify
2. ....click on format menu
Current behavior:data range greyed out and not accessible
Be able to modify data used to create chart
It should also be noted that F9 does no longer update charts
It's absolutely worse that what is describe on 3.4.3 version
If the document used was created by a previous version, trying to edit an existing charts remove all references to the data series sources.
The previous data, sometimes exist but as a table, like if they were copied from the initial data series.
On columns chart type with 3.4.3 the data source is killed, and then there's no way for the users to retrieve it. Even ctrl+Z doesn't restore the chart.
-> Data corruption ! You need to use a previous version of the document if it saved, there's no more data.
See the different print-screen attached.
This as been tested and confirmed under Linux 64bits (openSUSE 11.4 / 12.1 ) + windows 7 64bits, and windows xp 32 bits (legacy LOO.exe installer)
Created attachment 52984 [details]
Initial source document with charts, which was created by a 3.x version
In this document there several charts and data sources that are used to create the chart.
Editing or adding charts with 3.x version of Loo works as expected
Editing or adding a chart with 3.4.3 version crash the column type graph
see other screenshots
Created attachment 52985 [details]
Editing a curve series (double click + right click ) give good results
If you try to edit the first graph in proposed document
you get the right click menu about editing the data ranges
Have a look how is presented the second graph now.
and check what's happen next screenshot
Created attachment 52986 [details]
Trying to edit a column chart lead to data source destruction
Now on a column chart, we try what was done previously.
once you double clic on it for editing the chart is exploded.
and in place we have a chart data table ?
The chart is totally destroyed
If the user, or the auto-save function save the document at that time, the document is destroyed. And need to be recovered from a backup!
Created attachment 52987 [details]
Resulting source of data : corrupted
Resulting data in the edit mode !
Which is totally wrong
I change the level of priority, due to the fact that document is destroyed and can't be saved.
Now if you try to add a new column chart graph with the wizard it ask you to select the data ranges. which appear the first time, but if you click on the tab data series you see all is empty (expected) then you click back on the range selection and this one is empty too !!!!
If dev can't reproduce it, I can run it on a gdb session and give a traceback
(I've all debuginfo installed)
modified plateform is reproductible on 32bits and 64bits.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Problem description: 'data range' not enabled under format menu
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. ....double click chart so as to modify
> 2. ....click on format menu
> 3. ....
> Current behavior:data range greyed out and not accessible
> Expected behavior:
> Be able to modify data used to create chart
I do not reproduce on LibreOffice 3.4.4 x86_64 with FR langpack (vanilla version) under Ubuntu 10.04.
Please try again with the current release.
Best regards. JBF
(In reply to comment #2)
> It's absolutely worse that what is describe on 3.4.3 version
> If the document used was created by a previous version, trying to edit an
> existing charts remove all references to the data series sources.
> The previous data, sometimes exist but as a table, like if they were copied
> from the initial data series.
> On columns chart type with 3.4.3 the data source is killed, and then there's no
> way for the users to retrieve it. Even ctrl+Z doesn't restore the chart.
> -> Data corruption ! You need to use a previous version of the document if it
> saved, there's no more data.
> See the different print-screen attached.
> This as been tested and confirmed under Linux 64bits (openSUSE 11.4 / 12.1 ) +
> windows 7 64bits, and windows xp 32 bits (legacy LOO.exe installer)
It is a different issue. AFAIK it is not the correct behavior to have the button Data table activated inside Calc. This button is useful when you insert your chart in a text document using copy-paste.
All works as expected in LibO 3.4.4 under Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 with FR langpack.
Please try again with the current release.
Best regards. JBF
Unfortunately, testers like JBF have missed important part of the bug.
Under Loo 3.4.4
The graphique is altered like before in 3.4x series, and the data source range is silently and buggy converted to a table series totally disconnected from the initial source.
Tested with WinXP 3.4.4, Win7 3.4.4 (no need to test more platforms)
Ok. Colin and Friedmann Bruno describe two totally different bugs here. That's not appreciated.
We should stick with Colin's bug in this bug report. Friedmann Bruno, please file a separate bug for your specific issue. Thanks.
For the record Bruno's problem has been resolved downstream:
BTW Colin, we need you to provide the document that demonstrate your problem, or else there is nothing we can do about it.
Created attachment 54332 [details]
Spread sheet of purchases by month
This bug was first reported via launchpad at the beginning of october together with the file and screen print of the problem. I am amazed it has taken so long to fix.
1).Double clicking a chart to modify the data series does not allow access to the format/ data range menu--it is greyed out.
2) The chart is not automatically updated with data changes,
3) f9 does not update chart.
4) Because of all the above, attempts to create a replacement chart, recognising this is a new version of Calc, is also not possible when the data is not in adjacent cells, using the traditional process
Friedmann Bruno, please do not toggle the Version. For more on Version please see: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details#Version
Changing Severity to Major as this does not fit the criteria of Critical: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details#Severity
@Markus: I tried to reproduce the bug reported by Colin to check whether this is still valid. I used the sample file uploaded by Colin. It seems to be strange, because the chart on sheet 2 seems not to be linked to the sheet 1 and that's why FORMAT / DATA RANGE is greyed out. The data seems to come from VIEW / CHART DATA LABEL. Therefore, the chart doesn't change/update if the data in sheet 1 are changed. I didn't know this feature VIEW / CHART DATA LABEL.
Can you or maybe anybody else help me?
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