Bug 60778 - EDITING (some?) changes of currency format should trigger a recompute/reformat/...
Summary: EDITING (some?) changes of currency format should trigger a recompute/reforma...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-13 09:58 UTC by Lionel Elie Mamane
Modified: 2016-04-19 00:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Lionel Elie Mamane 2013-02-13 09:58:43 UTC
1) Open a blank LibreOffice Calc document.

2) Enter 5 in A1, 3 in B1 and =A1-B1 in C1.

3) C1 displays 2: good

4) Right-click on A1, choose "Format Cells...". In tab "Numbers", take Category "Currency" and click "OK" (accepting the default currency format and locale).

5) Do the same on B1.

6) Now, A1 and B1 show currency values, but C1 shows a scalar (no currency)

7) Now, set the currency format on A2 and B2. Enter 5 and 3, respectively. In C2, enter =A2-B2. C2 displays a currency value.

The result is different in C1 and C2. It should be the same.

F9 and/or 'Menu Tools / Cell Contents / Recalculate' does not make a difference.

Go to C1. Enter =A1-B1, that is the *same* formula that is already in it. *Now* it displays as a currency.
Comment 1 Lionel Elie Mamane 2013-02-13 10:04:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> F9 and/or 'Menu Tools / Cell Contents / Recalculate' does not make a
> difference.

CTRL-SHIFT-F9 make the right kind of refresh, though: C1 now displays currency value.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-03-21 18:22:48 UTC
Seems like you've been playing around with currency a lot.

Confirming, again changing version :-D
Comment 3 ign_christian 2013-10-09 13:23:53 UTC
> 7) Now, set the currency format on A2 and B2. Enter 5 and 3, respectively.
> In C2, enter =A2-B2. C2 displays a currency value.

I can't reproduce that on LO (Ubuntu 12.04 32bit), C2 has same format as C1.
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Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-04-23 18:57:26 UTC
Reproduced, but not with 3.3.0.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: f3375fa07f27bd2ade519af3c07d69040d10eaa9
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-22_23:38:50
Locale: fi_FI

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

LibreOffice 3.5.0rc3 
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d53735
Comment 6 Markus Mohrhard 2016-04-19 00:48:18 UTC
This used to be a bug but is now expected behavior. We removed inherited number formats because they were horrible to maintain, contained many bugs (see this bug report) and a performance nightmare.

Now you need to explicitly change number formats and number formats don't propagate any more. Only when the cell has not any set number format so for the first time you enter a formula the number format is calculated based on the input.