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why basic code ''ThisComponent.getCurrentSelection.formula" replaces comma with semicolon? [closed]

asked 2013-05-21 19:27:43 +0200

Kunjomachen gravatar image

updated 2013-05-22 01:23:29 +0200

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my current cell's formula is "=SUM(F4,F6)" and the result of basic code "ThisComponent.getCurrentSelection.formula" is "=SUM(F4;F6)". why comma is replaced with semicolon?

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answered 2013-05-21 21:00:52 +0200

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updated 2013-05-21 21:01:40 +0200

In quite a number of languages other than English decimal points are separated with comma, such as 0,5 (stands for English 0.5). Now imagine you want to write a similar equation to sum 0,4 and 0,6, but writing =SUM(0,4, 0,6) would give you 10 instead of 1. Therefore localized LibreOffice uses different argument separators inside functions.

So the two following equations are exact equivalents:

=SUM(0.4, 0.6)
=SUM(0,4; 0,6)
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So, is there any way to return the basic code's result based on the localized argument separator?

Kunjomachen gravatar imageKunjomachen ( 2013-05-22 18:16:44 +0200 )edit

The easiest way is to switch your locale to English, see Tools → Settings → Language settings and also Tools → Settings → Calc → Formula → Separators.

The "right" way would be to make your code work with both notations, see


and also


mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-22 20:34:31 +0200 )edit

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