Created attachment 113235 [details]
An external data reference in an ods sheet:
is changed to:
when the file is saved in MS Excel 2003 (xls) format and then re-opened again.
Each subsequent save/open is adding another extra string like this:
Hi @PeterP, thanks for reporting.
I think this is a duplicate of:
As workaround you can put the path in a cell and use the INDIRECT() function (or put directly as text in the function) to compose the address properly, in this way nothing is changed when saving the file.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 48463 ***