Bug 84436 - Spreadsheet SUM workaround
Summary: Spreadsheet SUM workaround
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
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unspecified
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
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Reported: 2014-09-28 22:10 UTC by Brad Waters
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:23 UTC (History)
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Description Brad Waters 2014-09-28 22:10:20 UTC
After much frustration I realized that the expression "=SUM(A10,A20,A30)" doesn't work because the function does not work when referring to lines that include zero's.  The workaround is to shift the input position down so that you have "=SUM(A11,A21,A31)", etc.  This is true for versions 4.3.2.2 and 3.6.6.2 with Mac OSX Maverick.
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2014-09-28 22:19:11 UTC
Please could you attach a sample file with the issue.
Comment 2 Brad Waters 2014-09-29 06:32:46 UTC
Thank you.  Here is a sample where the SUM formula works (on the right) but the same formula on the left returns Err:508.  If you enter =SUM(a9,a10,a11,a12) on line A14, the error is produced and the command is gone or corrupted.


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m.a.riosv changed bug 84436 
What	Removed	Added
Status	UNCONFIRMED	NEEDINFO
CC	  	mariosv@miguelangel.mobi
Ever confirmed	  	1

Comment # 1 on bug 84436 from m.a.riosv
Please could you attach a sample file with the issue.

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Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-09-29 07:28:42 UTC
Hi,

I did the following test in version 4.3.3.0.0+ under Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits:
- put 1 in A1
- propagate in A2 till A30
- in B1 put the formula = sum(A10;A20;A30)
The result is 60 as expected.

Remark: the default formula separator is the semicolon not the comma. Did you modify this setting or is it a typo ?

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Brad Waters 2014-09-29 23:38:36 UTC
Hi, JFB:

I tried it with semi-colons: same result as with commas.  My version of LibreOffice is 4.3.2.2.  My computer is a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9.4.
I’m willing to give up on this.  Perhaps version 4.3.3.0.0.+ on your computer bypasses this problem.

Brad

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Jean-Baptiste Faure changed bug 84436 
What	Removed	Added
CC	  	jbfaure@libreoffice.org

Comment # 3 on bug 84436 from Jean-Baptiste Faure
Hi,

I did the following test in version 4.3.3.0.0+ under Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits:
- put 1 in A1
- propagate in A2 till A30
- in B1 put the formula = sum(A10;A20;A30)
The result is 60 as expected.

Remark: the default formula separator is the semicolon not the comma. Did you
modify this setting or is it a typo ?

Best regards. JBF

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Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-09-30 04:03:18 UTC
Please do not answer by mail. I assume you inserted screencopies in your mail, they are not attached to the bug report.

Best regards. JBF
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