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Regina Henschel schrieb:

I have just a look in the spec.

Thank you for information, good to know!

Workaround exist some:

Currently I use a"SUM()-Workaround, but the problem is that some of the Workarounds might be "fixed away" in future?!

(1) Write 0, and format the cell to not show the 0. Use the format code
Standard;Standard;"" for example.
(2) Use a function with range, for example sum(H2:H2) instead of a
simple reference H2.
(3) Use a case distinction IF(H2="";0;H2) instead of simple reference H2.
You can hide (2) and (3), by defining a name for the expression.
(4) In OOo you can use N(H2) instead of H2, not in LO.

The problem is connected to function N and should be solved together
with N in the source code.

We should try to get a consensus how LO calculates with text. How are
such decisions done? For OOo Oracle had decided, but here?

That's the main problem I see (also the "Fix" causes several thousands of "#VALUE" in my existing documents). Such decisions should be prepared by something similar to the OOo specifications (but less elaborated) in the Wiki. I will initiate a discussion in the next TSC call.

Kind regards


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