Say you have 2 spreadsheets A and B. B names some cell set in A say 'dataset'. Furthermore, B has some cells whose content is a formula whose value depends on a search done in 'dataset'.
If you open A and then you open B, on opening B, libreoffice says that B has cells with content linking stuff in another file and asks if you want to update it. If you say 'yes', then B becomes visible with all the updated content from A in its cells.
Conversely, if you open B, but you have not opened A before B, libreoffice still recognizes the presence of linked content. Furthermore it still asks if you want to update the cells based on the linked content. However, after you answer yes or no, B becomes visible with all the cells based on the content of A in an error state.
Apache Openoffice 3.4.1 has the same problem. However, I am almost sure that ancient versions of Sun openoffice used to do it right.
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Almost definitely a duplicate of 57738 - marking as such
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 57738 ***
Not a duplicate.
So if I understand this right:
Setup file a.ods and put the value "the" in A1 without quotes
Setup file b.ods, set A1 =FILEPATH/a.ods'#$Sheet1.A1
Open a.ods, open b.ods, click "yes" for update link
Close both, open b.ods, select yes for update links
You observed an error, I do not.
Assuming these steps are correct, marking as WFM as it seems like it is now resolved.
LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 RC
If this is still an issue for you with 4.2 when it is released, please set it back to UNCONFIRMED and detail the exact steps that you used. Thanks!
Yes, I agree... I have checked again and it seems OK to me too in recent LibO.