Bug 83307 - FILEOPEN: XLS - Charts with data embedded in object imported with blank chart
Summary: FILEOPEN: XLS - Charts with data embedded in object imported with blank chart
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:xls
Depends on:
Blocks: Chart XLS
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Reported: 2014-08-31 18:19 UTC by Luke
Modified: 2022-07-27 18:41 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Example of incorrectly imported .XLS Chart (26.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2014-08-31 18:19 UTC, Luke
Comparison of Excel 2007 vs Calc 4.4 (173.57 KB, image/png)
2014-08-31 18:23 UTC, Luke

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Description Luke 2014-08-31 18:19:09 UTC
Created attachment 105498 [details]
Example of incorrectly imported .XLS Chart

This bug was tested LibreOffice v4.1 and v4.4 running in windows 7 and Linux. It appears that LibreOffice can't handle certain MS 97-03 xls charts. 

Steps to reproduce the bug:
1. Open attached Demo-Chart-test.xls document in Calc
2. Open attached Demo-Chart-test.xls document in Excel or OneDrive
3. Compare the documents. 

Note the chart is blank. In Office 2007, I tried saving as many different chart types (bar, line, etc) and the result is always the same.
Comment 1 Luke 2014-08-31 18:23:00 UTC
Created attachment 105499 [details]
Comparison of Excel 2007 vs Calc 4.4
Comment 2 retired 2014-08-31 18:29:56 UTC
Thanks for the report Luke. Confirmed on OSX 10.9.4 LO
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-08-31 19:40:42 UTC
Hello Luke,

Thank you for submitting the bug. I can confirm that the bug is available in 4.3.2 and master.

Build ID: 8718bcc3d74e5eed7499ec1359aff10659faaebc
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-4-3, Time: 2014-08-30_02:50:52
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2015-08-19 10:33:56 UTC
Problem still present in

Build ID: 1b1a90865e348b492231e1c451437d7a15bb262b
Locale: es-ES (es_ES)

on Windows 7 (64-bit)
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-09 16:50:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:40:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Luke 2017-01-04 02:02:57 UTC
Chart still blank in Version: (x64)
Build ID: bf80bbb7b75febc2769d6b64e6981224982f8fe2
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-01-05 03:41:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 eisa01 2018-06-16 18:27:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-06-18 02:47:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 eisa01 2019-08-10 20:26:08 UTC
Still present

The xls has the data for the chart embedded in the object, it's not being pulled from data in the sheet

Build ID: 54028dc503fc08eb12e287919d5e2850cff05b73
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-31_01:48:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2021-08-10 03:48:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-03-01 21:37:49 UTC
Still repro in

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 2c6f5ebfe69c3031af7b4903637226bd8a3dde62
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1 Service Pack 1 Build 7601; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI: ru-RU
Calc: CL Jumbo