Bug 92301 - If a filename in DDE function is a reference to other cell, old DDE link is not deleted after filename change
Summary: If a filename in DDE function is a reference to other cell, old DDE link is n...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Cell-Reference
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Reported: 2015-06-24 10:55 UTC by Pavlica Stanislav
Modified: 2022-07-13 03:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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calc spreadsheet files source1.ods, source2.ods, destination.ods (20.77 KB, application/zip)
2015-06-24 10:58 UTC, Pavlica Stanislav

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Description Pavlica Stanislav 2015-06-24 10:55:36 UTC
Please save source1.ods source2.ods and destination.ods to same directory.

In file destination.ods are two links:
file:source1.ods  List1.A1
file:source1.ods  List1.A2

1. If a filename in function DDE is a string, after filename change are links correctly changed:

Change cell A2 in destination.ods to:

Old link
file:source1.ods  List1.A1
is deleted and new link is created:
file:source2.ods  List1.A1

2. If a filename in function DDE is a reference to other cell, after filename change is old DDE link not deleted:

Change cell A4 in destination.ods to:

New link is created:
file:source2.ods  List1.A2

But old link
file:source1.ods  List1.A2
is not deleted
Comment 1 Pavlica Stanislav 2015-06-24 10:58:43 UTC
Created attachment 116791 [details]
calc spreadsheet files source1.ods, source2.ods, destination.ods
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-06-27 19:01:32 UTC
Reproduced with attachment 116791 [details].

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit 
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-20_00:06:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:12:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Joren 2016-10-16 22:15:51 UTC
This bug is still present. Please fix it as I use this DDE function a lot.

Linux XXXXX 4.4.0-38-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 6 15:41:41 UTC 2016 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

Build ID: 1:5.2.1~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty0
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-07-12 02:44:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-07-12 03:37:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2022-07-13 03:30:35 UTC
Dear Pavlica Stanislav,

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