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change the link to a validity drop-down field in calc

asked 2017-02-08 16:11:45 +0200

ARYLIOA gravatar image

I am new to LibreOffice and created a calc spreadsheet using a drop-down list for one of the fields. I used a separate spreadsheet for the list. I have that working but have decided I would like to rename and relocate the linked file I use to populate the drop down. E.g. I would like to change the link from

'file:///N:/Test/Household Inventory/Locations.ods'#$Sheet1.$A$1:$A$50

to

'file:///N:/Common LibreOffice Files/Household Inventory Locations.ods'#$Sheet1.$A$1:$A$50

There are over 2500 records in the spreadsheet and renaming each row's link would obviously be a real pain. I tried to use find and replace, but that did not work. Is there a way to change those links with a single edit of some sort, or by another command?

(I am in the process of converting many Access databases to LibreOffice. I have found a way around my this bad design choice by linking a single source file as a secondary sheet in multiple spreadsheets. But I dread editing each of the rows in this "completed" spreadsheet manually.)

Thanks.

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answered 2017-02-08 23:35:48 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

For the cells with same dropdown list, select them and edit all at once.

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Thank you. Much too simple for me to have stumbled upon it. New software imposes temporary stupid sometimes. It worked perfectly and easily.

Thanks again.

ARYLIOA gravatar imageARYLIOA ( 2017-02-11 16:44:54 +0200 )edit

If the answer solves your question please tick the ✔.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2017-02-12 12:58:55 +0200 )edit
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