Bug 86737 - Wrong precaculated values in OOo calc sheet not reevaluated
Summary: Wrong precaculated values in OOo calc sheet not reevaluated
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: lhm-limux
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-26 10:47 UTC by Jan-Marek Glogowski
Modified: 2019-07-11 12:34 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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HR department calc sheet (37.86 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-11-26 10:47 UTC, Jan-Marek Glogowski

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Description Jan-Marek Glogowski 2014-11-26 10:47:22 UTC
Created attachment 110054 [details]
HR department calc sheet

The attached document is a complex calc sheet used in our HR department.

From my investigation and kendys commends, it seems at least OOo 3.2.1 has been writing wrong cached values, as there are some xml arguments of:


in the document.

As it's in German and was possibly generated using an even older OOo version, just a usage howto:

1. Open the document.
2. Locate the wrong date in the lower right corner of the first sheet: "12/30/1899"
3. Locate the date the calculation is base on in the middle of the first sheet: "Stufenlaufzeit ab" "10/01/2013" and change it to force reevaluation.

After recalculation the sheet is correct.
Comment 1 Jan-Marek Glogowski 2014-11-26 10:53:52 UTC
I just tested LO from Debian Wheezy, which does re-evaluate the values on load, and the sheet is shown correctly.

The correct value should be "01.11.2015".
Comment 2 m.a.riosv 2014-11-27 21:45:31 UTC
Hi Jan thanks for reporting.

Hard recalc, does it right [Shift+Ctrl+F9] with sample file.

Also there is an option to force the files don't created by LibreOffice to be recalculated.
Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice Calc/Formula - Recalculation on file load, that I think can serve in your situation.

Please do a test.
Comment 3 Jan-Marek Glogowski 2014-11-28 12:53:24 UTC
Well - sure a hard recalc fixes the problem.

LibreOffice Calc/Formula - Recalculation on file load "ODF Spreadsheet (not saved by LibreOffice)" helps, but only "Always recalculate". "Prompt user" doesn't help, as it doesn't show any prompt and nothing is recalculated. There is already the bug 60973 for the problem, which I restored to "unconfirmed".

Additionally somebody pointed me to bug 60964. kendy mentioned we might want some blacklisting. Otherwise we might go with "Always" for our rollout.

I would really get some feedback /pointers on the decision to default to "non-recaclculation" mentioned in bug 60964 comment 2.
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Comment 6 Michael Weghorn 2019-07-11 12:34:46 UTC
FWIW, while looking at another issue, it turned out that the correct result is shown for the attached doc even with "Never recalculate" set from this commit on:

commit 573f5dfba805b733dd2da62bde3cd5d9d25879d9
Author: Eike Rathke <erack@redhat.com>
Date:   Thu Dec 18 13:26:48 2014 +0100

    Resolves: fdo#86978 append formula cells to track instead of tree
    Cells in FormulaTree are assumed to be tracked already and their
    dependents be notified. Also postpone tracking until all listeners are
    Change-Id: I7f27fba979fe231e3d3cd071fcc8a273142cb3f3