Created attachment 78647 [details]
Simple chart with named range (build with Excel 2003)
Named range doesn't work with chart. I use named range like values of a series (for example SpreadSheet1!MyDataRange), but work with MS-Excell.
Confirmed in 184.108.40.206.
Now confirmed in 220.127.116.11.
The same thing with Pivot table
I am having this issue pulled from Debian Jessie repos.
I define a range in calc, save document.
The "named range" option cannot be selected and my named range is not shown.
LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 430m0(Build:2)
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This bug is still present in Libreoffice:
- 22.214.171.124 (linux mint 17.3)
- 126.96.36.199 (opensuse leap 42.2)
Libreoffice Calc does not support named ranges in Charts.
Usage example: Amortization table
Defined named range:
Principal = OFFSET($Table.$B$11,0,0,COUNT($Table.$B$11:$B$40,">0"),1)
Use defined name in Chart Data Ranges... -> Data Series -> Y-Values:
A dynamic amortization table, which is used as input to a chart, shows principal paid, interest paid, and balance amounts. The size (number of nonzero rows) of the table varies depending on input (amount, rate, term).
As mentioned in the title, excel does support this.
There was a question in ask.libreoffice.org today I would judge to be related to this bug:
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/124256/dynamic-range-for-chart/ (I am 'Lupp' there.)
I would suggest to expand this topic to:
"Named or calculated (by INDIRECT, OFFSET, INDEX) cell ranges cannot be selected for charts.", and to qualify the bug's 'Importance' as 'enhancement'.
The functionality under discuission is still not available in LibO V 188.8.131.52. Calc. If someone knows a related statement in a specification, a help text, or a user guide, please post it (or a link) here.
Created attachment 143731 [details]
Test chart with named range from MSO.xlsx
Let's make a distinction. Let Bug 66250 be about LO support for named ranges in LO, that's not available. And let bug 64086 be about import of MSO documents.
I attach a test chart with named range created in MSO. "SerB" is not shown because it's named range in XLSX. If all data series are named ranges, chart looks empty.
What worsens this issue from MSO side is: the cell reference in the formula will change to their defined names automatically, if we have defined names for the cell reference before (while the cell reference will not change to their defined names, if we create formulas for the cell reference before defining names).