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Bug 89833 - Complicated spreadsheet misbehaves
Summary: Complicated spreadsheet misbehaves
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: XLS
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Reported: 2015-03-05 03:52 UTC by Rich Wilson
Modified: 2018-07-12 02:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Spreadsheet that misbehaves (5.90 MB, application/
2015-03-05 03:52 UTC, Rich Wilson
Second spreadsheet that misbehaves (3.69 MB, application/
2015-03-05 03:55 UTC, Rich Wilson

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Description Rich Wilson 2015-03-05 03:52:26 UTC
Created attachment 113898 [details]
Spreadsheet that misbehaves

I'm going to attach two files: 7_Series_XPE_14_2.xls and 7_Series_XPE_2014_4.xlsm. These are two versions of mostly the same thing. Libreoffice misbehaves on the first one, and takes minutes to open the second, and then hangs (or takes way too long to respond). As an aside, the second one also misbehaves when opened by Office Pro 2003 Excel via Microsoft Open XML Converter.
What you should see when you open the spreadsheet (with macros enabled): In the Device/Family pulldown, select Zynq-7000. When you change this, the options in the Device pulldown should change so that XC7Z010 is one of the choices. 
What I see for the .xls file is an empty box for the Family pulldown. What I see for the .xlsm file after a few minutes is normal Family pulldown, but when I select "Zynq-7000" the program hangs.
I don't see a way to attach two files. The other file can be found at by clicking on the "7 Series and Zynq®-7000" download button.
Comment 1 Rich Wilson 2015-03-05 03:55:49 UTC
Created attachment 113899 [details]
Second spreadsheet that misbehaves
Comment 2 raal 2015-03-05 10:45:06 UTC
.xls file I can open in LO but cannot open in excel 2010. Could you prepare simple version of file?

.xlsm file I can open in excel2010 in few second, in LO long time to open. No crash when changing to Zynq-7000, but long time. Setting to new.

Build ID: a2fa9e2468aa5c4fd4b610c5d0ebc8959e87a072
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-02-23_02:34:05
Comment 3 Rich Wilson 2015-03-05 17:04:05 UTC
<from OP> This is not my spreadsheet and I have no idea how it is put together or how to modify it.
Comment 4 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:24:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Rich Wilson 2016-04-16 15:57:45 UTC
I have tested these spreadsheets with version (LibreOffice_5.1.2_Win_x86.msi) on Windows 7-64
I believe the symptoms are unchanged. Here are my observations today:

Loading the first spreadsheet leaves me with nothing in the Device/Family box to select. Task Manager shows no significant activity.

Loading the second spreadsheet hangs with "Load document" bar at about 95%.
Task Manager shows soffice.bin *32 process taking 25% CPU time (i.e. 100% of one core) and memory is at 249,224K. After several minutes, the spreadsheet comes up. Selecting Device Family Zynq-7000 again takes 25% CPU time for a long time without the new selection taking effect. I give up.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:25:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Rich Wilson 2017-05-22 15:54:22 UTC
I have retried this bug on my system, now upgraded to windows 10, and using LibreOffice Calc
The first .xls file acts the same: No options appear in the Device/Family pulldown.
The second .xlsm file has improved, but still fails. When I load it, the spreadsheet rapidly appears. However, when I make a selection in Device/Family, the options in Device/Device to not change to represent the available members of that family.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-07-12 02:43:46 UTC
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