Created attachment 102044 [details]
test ods file to be used as address book source
Steps to reproduce:
1. Save the attached ods file somewhre on your harddisk;
2. Start Writer, go to "Tools - Adress Book Source", and make the above ods spreadsheet as the address data source. Finaly you come back to the writer main window.
3. Close Writer.
4. Start Writer again, go to "View - Data Source", find the data you have just registered, and try to click the table headers of the datasource.
a. At step 3, when you close writer you get the "application error memory can not be read" message.
b. At step 4, writer freezes. If you kill the process and restart Writer, "mail merge" can not be started anymore (freezes).
c. To bring everything back no normal, you have to delete the address book source from your registered data source (Tools - Options - LibreOffice Base - Databases..._
OS: Windows XP
Added the already fixed Bug 80025 as see also:
Bug 80025 - Database file with thunderbird address book as data source crashes LibreOffice
Confirmed on Windows 7 with 4.3. I got a crash at step 3 when i closed writer and then another crash when i just opened the data source. Confirmed this doesnt happen on Linux.
Created attachment 102045 [details]
backtrace for the crash when closing
Regression started in 4.1 as its fine in 4.0.6.
must be some special file? I always use this function.
(In reply to comment #6)
> must be some special file? I always use this function.
It's not a special file. It's a simple spreadsheet file created from scratch which contains only these two columns:
P.S.: Register the ods file as data source by creating a LibreOffice Base file do not freeze.
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I could reproduce this on Win7 with LO 4.4.5 but don't reproduce this with brand new 5.0.3
Don't hesitate to reopen this tracker if you still reproduce this with 5.0.3