In excel, you can use brackets with named ranges to do operations on them. http://excelexperts.com/node/770 has some information on this.
It would be useful if LibreOffice had the same functionality.
If you need a sample spreadsheet, I can provide one, but it should be trivial to make one yourself.
What can be done this way that can't be done with matrix formula?
Best regards. JBF
Excel compatibility, since that's where I first ran into them.
In addition, I don't see how I can say "please give me the third column of the row named foo", but that might just be not understanding matrices properly.
(I don't know what the LO bug workflow is, so leaving as needinfo.)
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Setting back to unconfirmed, since I believe I've provided the necessary information.
With the explanation it seems like a fine (althoug maybe difficult) enhancement request.
Low - probably not going to affect at on of users but for compatibility with MS Office seems appropriate to bump up from Lowest
@Tollef - a simple test document would indeed be nice to have. Always better to have a sample from the reporter than for many QA people to have to reproduce over and over again. Thanks!
That feature is called Table Structured References and is implemented as of 5.0 to 5.1, see