Bug 58835 - EDITING: entering data is very slow in moderately sized spreadsheet
Summary: EDITING: entering data is very slow in moderately sized spreadsheet
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 57028
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-12-28 18:52 UTC by checkdizz
Modified: 2013-08-22 23:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description checkdizz 2012-12-28 18:52:04 UTC
After upgrading from 3.5.7 to I noticed that entering data in a 14 sheet spreadsheet was extremely slow. When entering data and pressing ENTER or an arrow key it takes 10+ seconds before the program responds. However I couldn't reproduce this with a simple single sheet spreadsheet. Unfortunately I cannot attach the spreadsheet as it contains confidential data. To test whether the file itself might have become corrupt I have tested this with another spreadsheet, with the same result.

I have tried to open this sheet in 4.0b2 and the behavior is the same. Unworkable slow. A downgrade to 3.5.7 resolved the problem, this version of LO is much more responsive.

System: Win7 64bit, LO: Dutch language.
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2012-12-29 00:02:01 UTC
Hi checkdizz, thanks for reporting.

Do you have conditional formatting in the spreadsheet?.
Comment 2 checkdizz 2012-12-29 12:15:25 UTC
Hi mariosv,

Yes there is conditional formatting in these spreadsheets. Another feature which might slow things down is the use of array formulas.
Comment 3 m.a.riosv 2012-12-29 15:08:55 UTC
Can you try if deleting the conditional formatting solves the issue.
Be care best save the file with other name to avoid damage the original.

If is the same issue was fixed in:
Comment 4 checkdizz 2012-12-29 17:48:23 UTC
I have tested the conditional formatting, but using LibO-Dev_4.0.0.0.beta2_Win_x86_install_multi instead of, because I didn't want to uninstall version 3.5.7. As said in my original post v4b2 has the same behavior.

Indeed when I removed all conditional formatting from all sheets, the slow behavior is resolved. It is worth noting that I need to remove the conditional formatting from all sheets, otherwise the slow behavior remains. This is even the case when entering data on  a sheet without any conditional formatting and without any link to sheets with conditional formatting.

Anyway, apparently this is the same bug as 57028. You mention that that bug is solved, but it seems that the solution is not incorporated in v4.0.0.0b2. How can I use the solution? Or should I just wait for the 4.0 final comes out?
Comment 5 m.a.riosv 2012-12-29 23:18:57 UTC
Hi checkdizz

Try asking to the developer in the fixed bug if the patch can be incorporated in 3.6.5.

I think will be done after verify the patch is Ok.
Comment 6 m.a.riosv 2013-08-22 23:24:07 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 57028 ***