So this is a peculiar problem:
I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon with LibreOffice Version: 188.8.131.52
Build ID: a64200df03143b798afd1ec74a12ab50359878ed
I have a folder on my desktop named “excel files” (path is /home/user/Desktop/excel files). This folder has 11 excel files in it (.xlsx) as they were created on Windows 10, Excel 365.
the main file is named: Combined Financials - new.xlsx
It has multiple sheets and various cells in these sheets pull data from 5 external files in the same folder namely:
- biz plan fv bangalore 5 years.xlsx
- biz plan fv chandigarh 5 years.xlsx
- biz plan fv delhi 5 years changed.xlsx
- biz plan fv mumbai 5 years.xlsx
- biz plan fv pune 5 years.xlsx
These 5 files too have multiple sheets and pull data from 5 others files also in this same folder
- fv target market bangalore.xlsx
- fv target market chandigarh.xlsx
- fv target market delhi.xlsx
- fv target market mumbai.xlsx
- fv target market pune.xlsx
When I open e.g. biz plan fv bangalore 5 years.xlsx I get a popup message in Libre Calc:
The following external file could not be loaded. Data linked from this file could not get updated.
file:///home/user/Desktop/excel files/home/user/Desktop/excel files/fv target market mumbai.xlsx
Now the one of cells making the reference call is from a sheet called Working Calcs the cell is C7 and ideally the entry should be: =‘file:///home/bijal/Desktop/excel files/fv target market mumbai.xlsx’#$‘User and Sales QTY’.F21
BUT the entry is:
=‘file:///home/bijal/Desktop/excel files/home/bijal/Desktop/excel files/fv target market mumbai.xlsx’#$‘User and Sales QTY’.F21
see the path being injected twice!!!
But no matter what I do i.e. change this path manually, re-reference it, re-do completely, Edit > Links to External files and then modify the link there… and then save. The moment I reopen the file the same error occurs.
This is happens with every file that references cells from external files.
Please help guys. No idea what to do!!!