Bug 64885 - EDITING: range name completion doesn't understand that names can contain underscores
Summary: EDITING: range name completion doesn't understand that names can contain unde...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
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Blocks: Cell-Name
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Reported: 2013-05-23 00:00 UTC by scott
Modified: 2019-12-03 14:10 UTC (History)
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Description scott 2013-05-23 00:00:18 UTC
1. Name a cell 'foo1'
2. Name another cell 'my_favorite'
3. Start typing a formula:  =my_f

Range name autocompletion will suggest 'foo1' and choosing it results in 'my_foo1'

Instead, I expect 'my_favorite' to be suggested.
Comment 1 Francisco 2013-05-23 01:26:03 UTC

I think there's something I'm missing. When I follow your steps, autocompletion suggest "=MAX(", because of the formula "MAX", but nothing with "foo1".

When I start to type "my" on a cell in Calc, it suggest "my_favourite" as the cell on step 2.
Comment 2 scott 2013-05-23 07:44:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> When I start to type "my" on a cell in Calc, it suggest "my_favourite" as
> the cell on step 2.

Yes, but the issue is that when you've typed 'my_f' the suggestion is 'foo1'; imagine the set of names is:


Now when you type 'my_f' you want to be able to choose between my_favourite and my_food but what you get is 'foo1'

(In my actual spreadsheet I have 150+ names (not all with the same prefix, though).)
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-05-24 15:57:49 UTC
I'm able to confirm this on release, updating version as version reflects oldest version that we see the issue - this is likely even older, maybe all the way back to beginning of LibreOffice days but I don't have the means to test that assumption right now.

Marking as:
Minor - doens't prevent high quality work, but can slow it down a little
Low - default seems appropriate, relatively easy to workaround this issue.

Comment 4 Joel Madero 2013-05-24 15:58:29 UTC
Sorry forgot to say:
Bodhi Linux x64
LibreOffice Version Tested: release & release
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2014-02-27 22:55:23 UTC
In order to limit the confusion between ProposedEasyHack and EasyHack and to make queries much easier we are changing ProposedEasyHack to NeedsDevEval.

Thank you and apologies for the noise
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:21:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:49:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:10:10 UTC
Dear scott,

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