Bug 67945 - FILEOPEN: when opening a file with INDIRECT to another sheet and chart -> file dirty
Summary: FILEOPEN: when opening a file with INDIRECT to another sheet and chart -> fil...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-09 09:49 UTC by A. Stucki
Modified: 2016-04-09 08:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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file with indirect & chart (40.59 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2013-08-09 09:49 UTC, A. Stucki
same as test 1, _except_ chart deleted (50.19 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-03-07 07:42 UTC, A. Stucki

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Description A. Stucki 2013-08-09 09:49:16 UTC
Created attachment 83886 [details]
file with indirect & chart

System: Win7 Pro x64, LO

1. open the attached file -> the "save" button is on (the user does not change anything!)
2. exit Calc -> the save/ dont save/ cancel box appears

I.e. the file is "dirty", LO changed something even if there is no change in the content by the user (the INDIRECT expression links to another sheet, not to some external file!)

The effect disappears in the following cases:
- use of LO
- deleting the chart on the "Sum" sheet (approx. cell G5)
- replacing the indirect expression in cell B7 with its literal: "2010-04-10"
Comment 1 A. Stucki 2013-08-09 09:50:08 UTC
Sorry, typo with the LO version where the bug shows, is of cource
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-03-06 21:17:27 UTC
This was never confirmed by an independent person - setting to UNCONFIRMED
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2014-03-06 22:53:44 UTC
Sorry but I'm not understanding the reproducible steps. Please verify that this is still a problem with 4.1.5 or and then provide clearer steps on what we are seeing that is broken.

Marking as NEEDINFO - if it's still an issue and you can provide clearer instructions mark as UNCONFIRMED and we'll take a look. Thanks
Comment 4 A. Stucki 2014-03-07 07:41:16 UTC
Tested with, still same behavior...

I do not know what information to provide in addition, sorry, just added another file where the chart is deleted ->
- "save" button is off
- when exiting Calc, the the save/ dont save/ cancel box diôes _not_ appear
Comment 5 A. Stucki 2014-03-07 07:42:16 UTC
Created attachment 95293 [details]
same as test 1, _except_ chart deleted

see last comment, one of the 3 changes that make the bug disappear
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2014-10-05 23:05:53 UTC
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Comment 7 A. Stucki 2014-10-06 06:50:00 UTC
Just tested with LO Win7/ 64 -> still the same wrong behavior
Comment 8 ign_christian 2014-10-06 09:20:23 UTC
I can confirm with LO portable - Win7 x86, "Save" button is active after file loaded.

Not occured with LO
Comment 9 ign_christian 2014-10-06 09:38:43 UTC
(In reply to A. Stucki from comment #0)
> - deleting the chart on the "Sum" sheet (approx. cell G5)
> - replacing the indirect expression in cell B7 with its literal: "2010-04-10"

Confirmed. No problem if we remove indirect function nor chart. Both must exist to reproduce the problem.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:58:07 UTC
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Comment 11 Markus Mohrhard 2016-04-09 08:24:28 UTC
This is nothing we can fix. INDIRECT is a volatile function which causes the formula cell to be recalculated after the import and the chart which depends on it to be redrawn. Obviously this causes the document to be dirty.

The solution is to avoid INDIRECT which would be a good thing for any spreadsheet user anyway.