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Bug 56126 - EDITING: Conditional field and vertical separator
Summary: EDITING: Conditional field and vertical separator
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.6 release
Hardware: All All
: low major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Fields
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Reported: 2012-10-18 08:10 UTC by Paul Monnerat
Modified: 2019-05-31 05:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Paul Monnerat 2012-10-18 08:10:02 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Ctrl + F2 to insert other field
2. Function Tab
3. Write a condition
4. If yes, write something
5. If not, write something then | then other words
6. After you click OK, the text on 5. is display
7. Right click on field and choose Field
8. Change in If not field
9. Click OK and after | disappear

Current behavior:
By modify the conditional field, text after vertical separator | disapear.

Expected behavior:
Text after | have to appear.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2013-03-10 11:38:15 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)

The text after the character "|" disappears.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 15:48:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-03-08 17:43:00 UTC

In the field creation Conditional Text, I put:
Condition: page == 2
Then: foo
Else: foo | bar

After inserting, foo and a space were visible in the field.
Closed field dialog, right-clicked field - Fields. Noticed | bar had disappeared from Else.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 4 Paul Monnerat 2015-03-09 09:28:06 UTC
Also reproduced in version: under Win 7
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-03-09 10:47:12 UTC
Same problem on Linux.
Reverting version field change, it's the oldest observed.

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit 
Build ID: 40m0(Build:2)
Locale: en_US
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2015-03-11 18:17:59 UTC
*Please do not adjust the priority without consulting QA on the mailing list or in the chat room

Priorities are set per this chart:

Major: - loss of data
Low: In several years we have seen no duplicates, no additional users outside of QA confirming, etc... pretty obvious that this is a corner case.
Comment 7 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:25:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:27:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Paul Monnerat 2017-07-03 12:32:34 UTC
Bug is persistant.
Windows 7
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-05-31 02:51:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Paul Monnerat 2019-05-31 05:47:04 UTC
Bug persistant

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 5896ab1714085361c45cf540f76f60673dd96a72
Threads CPU : 8; OS : Windows 10.0; UI Render : par défaut; 
Locale : fr-CH (fr_CH); Calc: group threaded