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Copy paste formula pasting previous result, any idea?

asked 2019-11-15 13:31:21 +0200

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updated 2019-11-15 13:36:58 +0200

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Hi, After importing an unformated file, I want to get the product of two columns with a basic formula (=D8*1000/E8) and Calc provides a correct result (say 31). But when trying to copy/paste the same formula in the following rows, Calc shows the result of the first row (31) though the formula has been adapted to the new row (=D9*1000/E9) and the result should be diverse: If I write (as opposed to copy/paste) the formula in the following row instead, the correct result (say 9) is showing. The spreadsheet contains 6 sheets, Calc was doing fine in the first five sheets (with the same formula) but not in the last one. Any ideas? OS=Windows 10 Libre Office Version : (x64)

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The asterisk is used for markup to create italics so you need to show your formulae as preformatted text; use the 101010 icon.

Please don't use an answer for something that clearly isn't an answer - add a comment to your question or edit the question as appropriate.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-11-15 13:40:34 +0200 )edit

Any ideas?

yes - skip LibreOffice version and update. From my perspective a buggy release not worth to further investigate any problems, which may be fixed in more recent releases.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-11-15 13:49:52 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-11-18 17:11:06 +0200

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updated 2019-11-18 17:14:42 +0200

Hi and thank you for the answers. For ve3oat, good to remind it, and actually I do so, using Ctrl+Shift+V in order to select an unformatted output / and or a specific item to paste. To Opaque, I did upgrade to the latest version but I am not sur the older version was the reason. No definitive opinion, but I rather lean towards some corrupt/strangely formated data I have been pasting formerly. My turnaound before upgrading to the newer LO version has been to open a new spreadsheet, paste data and do my calculations in it, and then copy paste the data in the older spreadsheet, and it worked.

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Please do not post answers on this site, if you actually don't answer a question (you own in this case). Use add a comment instead in such cases. Thanks in advance.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-11-18 17:18:09 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-11-15 20:11:54 +0200

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Don't use a simple paste operation. Use Paste Special and select Only Formulas.

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If that really helped it would be bug though, copy&paste of entire cells including a formula with adapting relative references and giving correct result after should work and not need any Paste Special.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-11-18 18:27:51 +0200 )edit
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