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Bug 70959 - HYPERLINK-function with Scriptprotocol don' work
Summary: HYPERLINK-function with Scriptprotocol don' work
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Markus Mohrhard
Whiteboard: target:5.2.0
Keywords: bibisected, regression
: 73883 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-28 13:03 UTC by karolus
Modified: 2016-10-25 19:08 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

ExampleCalc-dokument with Makro (11.83 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2013-10-28 13:03 UTC, karolus
ExampleCalc-dokument with Makro (11.83 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2013-10-28 13:15 UTC, karolus
Calc/StarBasic with referencing hyperlink buttons (11.80 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2015-05-26 08:36 UTC, Andreas Säger

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Description karolus 2013-10-28 13:03:53 UTC
Created attachment 88229 [details]
ExampleCalc-dokument with Makro

Up to LO3.6 we could specify HYPERLINK() -functions to execute Basic-Scripts or Python, etc.
This don't work with LO4.1.2.3 - Why ?

Open attached Document with both LO_3.6 and LO_4.1.2.3

It also still work in AOO_4.01

Comment 1 karolus 2013-10-28 13:15:25 UTC
Created attachment 88231 [details]
ExampleCalc-dokument with Makro
Comment 2 Julien Nabet 2013-11-03 17:38:33 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated today, I can reproduce this.

I noticed these logs:
warn:ucb.ucp.gio:16120:1:ucb/source/ucp/gio/gio_content.cxx:378: ignoring GError "L'emplacement indiqué n'est pas pris en charge" for <>
warn:comphelper:16120:1:comphelper/source/misc/mediadescriptor.cxx:649: caught Exception "Unable to retrieve value of property 'IsDocument'!" while opening <>
warn:filter.config:16120:1:filter/source/config/cache/typedetection.cxx:453: caught Exception "Could not open stream for <>" while querying type of <>
warn:fwk.dispatch:16120:1:framework/source/dispatch/loaddispatcher.cxx:136: caught LoadEnvException 0 "type detection failed" while dispatching <>

(I'm quite astonished about French message whereas I did a "export LANG=C")
Approximative translation of the message may be: "The indicated location can't be processed"

Eike/Noel: I don't know if it's specific Macro/function or general Calc. Any idea?
Comment 3 Eike Rathke 2013-11-04 12:27:40 UTC
I've no idea, I'm rather surprised that ever worked.
Comment 4 Simo Sutela 2014-03-11 18:28:11 UTC
*** Bug 73883 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Krzy 2014-09-23 21:12:32 UTC
For me, ability to assign Basic macros to hyperlinks formatted as pushbuttons in Calc, was an ultra nice feature!!
The buttons looked nice, and were easily scaled up with cell, and looked like a part of the spreadsheet.
You could pass value to the macro function through hyperlink pushbutton also 
The hyperlink buttons could be generated from a macros, and added a lot to interactivity of the spreadsheets used as a frontend to relational database. 

I am very miss this feature, and I am surprised that so few people request to have it back.

Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:41:10 UTC
Adding self to CC if not already on
Comment 7 stefan70 2015-04-08 14:23:11 UTC
I would like to use this feature. I read that it still works in libre office or in libre calc on windows. I'm using libre calc on Ubuntu and the reported bug still exists.
Comment 8 Andreas Säger 2015-05-26 08:36:10 UTC
Created attachment 116039 [details]
Calc/StarBasic with referencing hyperlink buttons

To be opened with LO<3.6 or with any version of OOo/AOO
Comment 9 karolus 2015-05-26 09:04:26 UTC
Sorry,Andreas -- it seems it is all for nothing.

The Devs actually work exclusivly only on implementing every stupid "Excel-feature" that's the bitter truth!
Comment 10 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:32:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Joel Madero 2016-01-09 19:54:27 UTC
(In reply to karolus from comment #9)
> Sorry,Andreas -- it seems it is all for nothing.
> The Devs actually work exclusivly only on implementing every stupid
> "Excel-feature" that's the bitter truth!

*Entirely* false and unhelpful. Instead of complaining from the sidelines maybe find some time to join QA to actually help move bugs forward:

Two bibisects:
1) When it actually worked to when it moved to an intermediary step (fails for a different reason - spitting out error "klick_me" is not an absolute URL that can be passed to an external application to open it

2) Going from that error to no dialog at all (current state)


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Comment 12 Commit Notification 2016-04-19 00:41:34 UTC
Markus Mohrhard committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

don't try to open in new window by default, tdf#70959

It will be available in 5.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 13 karolus 2016-04-19 13:13:43 UTC
Works again with:

Build ID: 170a473597534cf59887b1d817538322e7039862
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 3.19; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-04-19_00:41:06

thanks to @Markus Mohrhard
Comment 14 stefan70 2016-04-21 09:13:29 UTC
Works also great for my issues:

Build ID: e8425c48102321d4f5a8bd687c8ca1ac7bae797e
CPU Threads: 1; OS Version: Linux 3.13; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@71-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-04-20_16:49:44
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8)

thanks to @Markus Mohrhard,  karolus, Andreas Säger, ...