Bug 52600 - Excel Visual Basic compatibility issue in LibreOffice Calc: Inserted Calc formula with Excel Visual Basic Code
Summary: Excel Visual Basic compatibility issue in LibreOffice Calc: Inserted Calc for...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Macro-VBA
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Reported: 2012-07-27 19:41 UTC by Tor24_1975314
Modified: 2018-07-03 14:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Excel test file with macro (38.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2012-07-27 19:41 UTC, Tor24_1975314

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Description Tor24_1975314 2012-07-27 19:41:34 UTC
Created attachment 64802 [details]
Excel test file with macro

Inserted formulas per Excel Visual Basic code are not converted with the right formula separator symbol on Windows systems with other regional settings.
Example Windows "Regional and Language Options": "German (Germany)" 
with Formula/List Separator ';' and Decimal Symbol ','

Create in Excel a macro with the following code, set up the Windows regional and language options to "German (Germany)" and try to run this macro inside LibreOffice Calc:

Sub Test_Insert_Formula()
    ' Preparing Test:
    Range("A1").FormulaR1C1 = "3"
    Range("C1").FormulaR1C1 = "4"

    ' Testing Excel VBA Code in Libre Office:
    Cells(1, 2).FormulaR1C1 = "=IF(RC[-1]>RC[1],""greater than"",""less than"")"
End Sub

If the system formula delimiter symbol is set to ";" it should be inserted: 
instead of
Comment 1 Tor24_1975314 2012-09-02 11:41:02 UTC
This bug occurs in version LibreOffice version 3.5.6 and 3.6.1
Comment 2 Tor24_1975314 2014-02-18 18:34:02 UTC
This bug was also reproduced in newer versions of LibreOffice! 

Tested with LibreOffice for Windows versions:, and
Comment 3 Tor24_1975314 2014-05-04 14:36:15 UTC
This bug was reproduced also in LibreOffice Calc version and rc!
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:42:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Tor24_1975314 2015-06-15 21:17:01 UTC
The problem still exists!

This bug was also reproduced in LibreOffice!
Comment 6 Tor24_1975314 2016-06-26 14:31:44 UTC
This problem still exists and was also reproduced in LibreOffice versions,, and for Windows.

(Test system: Windows 7 64-bit, Intel Core2Duo P8700 2.53 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, Java SE Runtime Environment build 1.6.0_24-b07)
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2017-06-08 09:18:11 UTC
You can't confirm your own bugs.
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
Comment 8 Tor24_1975314 2017-11-05 20:21:23 UTC
Bug reproduced also with the newest version of LibreOffice 5.4.2 (version for Windows)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2018-05-30 16:40:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-07-03 14:19:39 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

Please read this message in its entirety before proceeding.

Your bug report is being closed as INSUFFICIENTDATA due to inactivity and
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