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Bug 64596 - EDITING: Paste Special Formula Overwrites Value
Summary: EDITING: Paste Special Formula Overwrites Value
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste-Special
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Reported: 2013-05-14 17:33 UTC by me
Modified: 2019-02-01 20:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description me 2013-05-14 17:33:44 UTC
Problem description: When copying and pasting special (tested with  formula & formats) it writes over the data already in the cell that isn't related.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Copy row
2. Select rows to paste into - containing data.
3. Select paste special - formulas & formats.

Current behavior: Removes data but adds formula & format.

Expected behavior: Adds formula & formats to corresponding cells whilst maintaining present data in non corresponding cells.

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Last worked in: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-05-14 18:34:52 UTC
Thank you for reporting this issue! I have been able to confirm the issue with the earliest version of bibisect:
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm this problem on an earlier release I am changing the version number as version is the earliest version that we can confirm the bug, we use comments to say that the bug exists in newer versions as well.

Marking as:

New (confirmed)
Minor - not preventing professional quality work, slows it down a bit
Low - easy workaround, if no formula exists, don't paste formula

Note: Confirmed that this isn't the case with MSO - just for what it's worth. Also it's pasting empty formula that causes the problem, paste special -> format works fine, if you select formula, value goes away

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Comment 2 Markus Mohrhard 2013-05-27 13:29:22 UTC
Is this a regression? At least the information provided here is not consistent. Please try to be careful with regression bugs and check if they are truely a regression otherwise you are going to make at least me ignore all of the regression bugs and concentrate on what I think is important.
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-05-28 20:42:37 UTC
Removed regression and bibisectrequest, this is that special case that I forgot to remove regression before. Apologies
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:21:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-03-22 14:07:49 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 6 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:26:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:23:12 UTC
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