Bug 51806 - Data in named ranges in Chart in XLS spreadsheet not importing? (import from XLSX works)
Summary: Data in named ranges in Chart in XLS spreadsheet not importing? (import from ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:ods, filter:xls, filter:xlsx
Depends on:
Blocks: Chart
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Reported: 2012-07-06 15:42 UTC by skiani
Modified: 2024-04-29 03:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Both charts on this spreadsheet come up blank. (1.48 MB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2012-07-06 15:42 UTC, skiani
Charts in MS Excel 2010 (44.71 KB, image/png)
2014-02-27 16:57 UTC, Alexandr
Simple example utilising a named range (9.08 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2020-04-28 19:27 UTC, Myk Dowling
Named range test saved as .XLSX file (5.84 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet)
2020-04-28 19:34 UTC, Myk Dowling

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Description skiani 2012-07-06 15:42:45 UTC
Created attachment 63916 [details]
Both charts on this spreadsheet come up blank.

Spreadsheet calculates correctly but charts are blank.
Comment 1 Valek Filippov 2012-07-07 11:50:44 UTC
Confirmed with LO and LO 3.6b2
Comment 2 Alexandr 2014-02-27 16:57:28 UTC
Created attachment 94846 [details]
Charts in MS Excel 2010

Reproducible in LibreOffice I attach a sreenshot in MS Excel 2010 to show how it should be.
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:41:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Alexandr 2015-05-04 14:50:29 UTC
Reproducible with Libre Office 4.3.3 and alpha1 on Debian.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-09 16:40:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:41:45 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 eisa01 2018-06-16 18:15:18 UTC
This is still present and inherited from OOo

Build ID: b292a27698e85fd9d60c03613c3b0c67835c4dc1
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-06-06_23:25:55
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-06-19 02:48:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 eisa01 2019-08-10 20:33:35 UTC
This is still present.

Seems to use named ranges to refer to the data in the chart, although I can't seem to find the reference even in Excel..

Might be related to bug 83307

Build ID: 54028dc503fc08eb12e287919d5e2850cff05b73
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-31_01:48:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 10 Myk Dowling 2020-04-28 19:27:57 UTC
Created attachment 160039 [details]
Simple example utilising a named range
Comment 11 Myk Dowling 2020-04-28 19:29:11 UTC
I think this is a more fundamental problem with LibreOffice just not storing  named ranges correctly. As an example, I've attached a simple named_range_test.ods that does an index lookup on a named range. Opening this file in LibreOffice works fine, but if you open it in Google Docs or Excel, the named range is not defined.
Comment 12 Myk Dowling 2020-04-28 19:34:34 UTC
Created attachment 160041 [details]
Named range test saved as .XLSX file

Saving a file with a named range as a .xls has the same effect. LibreOffice can see the named range when opened, but no other application sees the named range.
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2022-04-29 03:45:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2024-04-29 03:13:30 UTC
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