Bug 69749 - FILEOPEN: Importing Excel (xls) books including scenarios results in extra sheets
Summary: FILEOPEN: Importing Excel (xls) books including scenarios results in extra sh...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Scenarios
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Reported: 2013-09-24 09:20 UTC by kiyoshi.kamishima
Modified: 2022-09-05 03:37 UTC (History)
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Description kiyoshi.kamishima 2013-09-24 09:20:59 UTC
Problem description: 
If you open Excel (xls) books including scenarios, you get extra sheets whose names are shown in blue. Each of those sheets contain values for a scenario.
If you print the document or export it as a PDF, those sheets are also printed.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Get an Excel book including scenarios and open it with Calc.
2. See extra sheets appear.
3. If you print the whole book, those extra sheets are also printed.

Current behavior:
See above.

Expected behavior:
Ideally those Excel scenarios are imported as Calc's scenarios.
Or at least they should not be treated as a visible part of the worksheet.

Additional info:
- It might be a valid feature, but I could not found any reference to it on the User Guide or Wiki.
- Apache OO 3.4.1 / 4.0.0 also exhibit the same problem.
- I found the following OOo-era bug report which says the import function had been implemented in OOo 3 circa 2009.
- I also found an ancient bug report c.2007 in downstream Ubuntu bug database, which claims the exact same issue. They just ignored it then.

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Urmas 2013-09-24 10:24:11 UTC
Confirmed in master.
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:39:20 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2016-01-17 20:04:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 mrelwood 2016-10-12 09:12:50 UTC
This issue still exists in LibreOffice 5.2.1, three years from the original report. Xlsx files are also a little buggy with Scenarios (Scenario selection menu & borders not shown after opening), I'll see if there's a report concerning that.
Comment 5 mrelwood 2016-10-12 10:06:32 UTC
The bug remains in the current Master 5.2.2.

I reported a bug regarding Scenarios in an .xlsx format as well:
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-09-04 02:55:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2020-09-04 04:03:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2022-09-05 03:37:51 UTC
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