As stated in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96718
Working with a formula in Calc: Data => Validity is a very powerful option. (Especially a matrix-formula for a custom cell-range. Very good!)
But entering could be a pain.
A formula could be used in each condition (Whole number, Decimal, ...), but the used cell ranges must be typed!
Mouse-selection as in a regular formula (or in Excel: Validity => all conditions) does only work in condition "Cell range".
And in "Cell range" it does not work with a mix of typing and mouse-selection.
Using mouse-selection overwrites everything typed before.
(In Excel you can mix it as you like.)
With only one cell range in the formula the problem could be resolved by mouse-selection first and building the formula around the taken cell range.
But with 2 or more needed cell ranges in the formula ...
The mouse-selection(s) should work in a custom mix with typing (as in a regular formula)
Question: are you saying that it is/should be possible to add non continuous ranges as reference for the validity?
if I'm not mistaken there is no place where it works.
If you enter in a regular cell a formula you can type elements of the formula an add cell ranges with mouse selection (and typing again, and selecting again, and ...), all mixed up.
Including a matrix formula.
Which can be used also (with typing the ranges) in Validity: Cell range:
IF(B1:B10="a";C1:C10;"") ... list with values in C where value in B="a"
Instead of "a" you can also use a cell reference (D1) which can hold the selection of a (first) list. On which the contents of the second list then depends!
or a special formula for a number range Maximum value:
or an other (even much more complex) formula in a prospective new custom validity
Thanks - makes sense.
Bug is still present. No changes in bug behavior.
LO 22.214.171.124 on Windows Vista
*** Bug 114393 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***