Bug 53543 - [FORMATTING] Cell-Range Validity selection list should inherit (even implied) format from source cell-range
Summary: [FORMATTING] Cell-Range Validity selection list should inherit (even implied)...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-08-15 14:52 UTC by Christopher Schultz
Modified: 2015-01-05 19:34 UTC (History)
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Sample spreadsheet that demonstrates this problem. (9.39 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2012-08-15 14:52 UTC, Christopher Schultz

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Description Christopher Schultz 2012-08-15 14:52:18 UTC
Created attachment 65603 [details]
Sample spreadsheet that demonstrates this problem.

Please see the attached spreadsheet which demonstrates this issue:

Cell A2 has a "validity" cell-range set to C2:C14, which contain a series of dates.

On my machine (en-US locale), C2 is displayed using "dd/mm/yy" format, which was auto-detected when I entered "2/4/12" in cell C2. Next, I entered "=C2+14" in C3, then selected C3:C14 and performed a "fill-down" operation which added an implicit format to each of C3:C14.

When pulling-down the drop-down in A2 to select a date, the first item in the list shows "02/04/2012" while the remaining items appear to show the Julian date (an integer).

I would have expected that the items in the drop-down list would be displayed using the same formatting that can be observed in the source cells.

Note that explicitly setting the formatting for any of cells C2:C14 will change the format shown in the drop-down for those source cells explicitly formatted.

I have noticed this bug for every version of OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice that I have used for the past few years. I had assumed it was an .xls -> .ods problem (because the original document where I noticed this - a timesheet template - was originally a Microsoft Excel document).
Comment 1 Christopher Schultz 2012-08-15 15:02:30 UTC
This may be related to https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=97857 and/or https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=80318 if the OOo folks can be of any help.
Comment 2 Sören 2012-12-26 20:41:47 UTC
I can confirm the bug in
Version (Build ID: 4104d660979c57e1160b5135634f732918460a0)
on Ubuntu 12.04 (x86)

Although when I open the attached file, the cells C3:C14 are shown as integers from the start, but the problem in the dropdown persists even if I do the fill-down operation again (after which C#:C14 are displayed as dates)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:52:36 UTC
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Comment 4 Christopher Schultz 2015-01-05 19:34:06 UTC
I just checked this in LO v4.3.4.1 for Mac OS X and the drop-down cells appear to be formatted as expected. Marking this issue as WORKSFORME.