Bug 63919 - make it possible to change data point value directly in chart
Summary: make it possible to change data point value directly in chart
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Chart-Enhancements
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Reported: 2013-04-25 12:17 UTC by Gerhard Lesch
Modified: 2019-02-24 21:24 UTC (History)
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Description Gerhard Lesch 2013-04-25 12:17:56 UTC
Direct manipulation of data points on charts

Excel 2003:
You can drag data points on a chart and change their source values on the worksheet.

Excel 2007:
Dragging data points to change the source values on the worksheet is no longer supported.
Comment 2 Markus Mohrhard 2013-05-05 00:59:38 UTC
And what does this have to do with Libreoffice?
Comment 3 Markus Mohrhard 2013-05-05 23:51:29 UTC
So to have a correct explanation of this feature request:

The idea is to be able to allow modifying the value of data point directly in the chart.

I see several problems on the way to this feature. The current design with data providers and data source hides the relationship between data point and data. Additionally this is a bit of a nightmare when ti comes to cells that are the result of a calculation and not pure values.

I suspect that the Excel team removed this feature for the second reason.

We would have the least problems with the internal data provider but I suspect nearly nobody is using the internal data provider as long as the chart has not been copied.