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Automatic update of references between Calc documents [closed]

asked 2014-08-27 07:29:56 +0200

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updated 2016-03-03 10:56:50 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Suppose you have workbook A and workbook B - two LO Calc spreadsheet documents. Suppose book A contains a formula along the lines of ='file:///home/mike/Documents/workbook B.ods'#$Sheet1.C9

Now suppose you insert a row above row 9 in Sheet 1 of workbook B

I would have expected the formula in book A to adapt itself to this change. I'm pretty sure that's what I remember happening in Excel, too. Nope! It doesn't change, even if I manually make workbook A update its links to workbook B. It still says:

='file:///home/mike/Documents/workbook B.ods'#$Sheet1.C9 instead of ='file:///home/mike/Documents/workbook B.ods'#$Sheet1.C10

This has bitten me two or three times now. I thought the intersheet references might be disturbed by worksheet protection, but I have eliminated that as a cause. What option do I need to turn on so Calc behaves as I would expect? Or is this a bug I should be reporting?

BTW, this is on LO 4.2.4.2, on Linux Mint 17

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answered 2014-08-28 11:12:46 +0200

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A live update of external references isn't implemented. Also in Excel that works only as long as you have both the linking and the linked document open at the same time.

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