Created attachment 95411 [details]
Sample Spreadsheet, screen shots
Problem description: In an xls spreadsheet that I use for processing results in athletics races I copy runners details from one sheet to another using IF statements. When I upgraded from Libreoffice 4.1.5 to 4.2.2 the If statements in 2 columns were modified when I opened the spreadsheet.
In the attached spreadsheet the “Print PS Boys” sheet, cell D6 contains the IF statement below when the file is opened in Libreoffice calc V4.1.5.
=IF($'Primary Boys Res'.B7="","",$'Primary Boys Res'.B7)
When the same file is opened in Libreoffice Calc V4.2.2 the IF statement now reads
=IF($'Primary Boys Res'.IX7="","",$'Primary Boys Res'.IX7)
The IF statements in Column E are also similarly affected however the If Statements in Columns B, C and F are unaffected.
Also attached are screen shots showing the sample sheet when opened with Calc V4.1.5 and with V4.2.2.
Using V4.2.2 I tried correcting the IF statements by replacing IX with B however when the file was saved and re-opened columns D and E were again showing the modified formula.
The problem occurred on Windows XP, Vista and 7 PCs.
Operating System: All
Version: 18.104.22.168 release
Last worked in: 22.214.171.124 release
Created attachment 95413 [details]
Screen shot V4.1.5
In the problem description V4.2.2 should be V4.2.1.
Created attachment 95416 [details]
Hi mjceallaig, thanks for reporting.
Please don't set up yourself the bug as NEW when reporting. A confirmation from other person is the right way.
Version: 126.96.36.199 Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71
Version: 188.8.131.52 Build ID: d7dbbd7842e6a58b0f521599204e827654e1fb8b
Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha0+ Build ID: 335a8a84fe6349fd716d4978346cfff9c884dd9b
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-03-07_23:59:04
Version: 220.127.116.11.0+ Build ID: 3ce626c81ac4a9b4b70c61d9fa576f6ae2c85c8
I think a similar bug was already reported but I can't find it.
Added to MAB, references changed without notice => data loss.
Confirming the mishandling of MS binary .xls "IF" statements and loss of Cell reference, adjusting title and version to the 18.104.22.168 release. But, this appears to be only an issue with the 4.2.x Calc import filters handling XLS formula import.
When exported from 22.214.171.124 build to the ODF .ods format, the cell references and formulas are being handled correctly by builds of 126.96.36.199, 4.2.1, dev builds of 4.2.2 and current builds of LODev master 4.3.
A reasonable work around (from LibreOffice perspective) exists in that correct function is regained with simple change in format to ODF .ODS
Also, when exported back out of .ods to .xls--formulas in the resulting XLS rendering are functional MS Office 2007. Another might test, but suspect the same outcome for MS Excel 2003, 2010 and 2012.
I need some clarification. If you open the document in Excel, all the if statement cells are empty. Is that what you expect to see?
When it comes to importing Excel document, we should go by what Excel does rather than what the previous version of Calc did. To me, neither 4.1 nor 4.2 are correct.
Created attachment 95559 [details]
This is what Excel 2007 shows
This smells a lot like one of the earlier file corruption bug I fixed. If that Excel file you've submitted has been resaved by LibreOffice, then we need the version prior to it. We need a version that was saved last by Excel.
Actually I didn't mean to remove this from MAB.
Sorry, the original spreadsheet was created in Excel in 2006 and I don't have a previous copy that was saved in Excel. I've been creating a new copy of the spreadsheet every year since then. I was using Open Office Calc for a number of years and changed to Libre Office a couple of years ago so the copies I have would have been saved in either Open Office or Libre Office.
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