[Upstream] Cannot access 'data series' on libreoffice calc chart

Bug #863788 reported by Colin Church on 2011-10-01
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Bug Description

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-calc
libreoffice-calc:
  Installed: 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2
  Version table:
     1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages
 *** 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Calc via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/863788/+attachment/2490434/+files/Outgoings11-12.ods && localc --nologo Outgoings11-12.ods

click Sheet2 -> double click graph -> click bar -> Format -> Data Ranges... and one may edit the data ranges.

4) What happens instead is it is grayed out ( https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/863788/+attachment/2490567/+files/Screenshot%20at%202011-10-01%2016%3A57%3A21.png ).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: libreoffice-core 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 1 12:08:12 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-27 (3 days ago)
XsessionErrors:
 (nautilus:1454): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_visible: assertion `GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
 (nautilus:1454): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_visible: assertion `GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
 (thunderbird-bin:1457): libebook-WARNING **: e_book_client_new: Cannot get book from factory: Invalid source

Colin Church (colnton3) wrote :

Colin Church, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Could you please attach the Calc file that demonstrates this problem?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
  • Outgoings11-12.ods Edit (50.7 KiB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet; name="Outgoings11-12.ods")

Regards

Colin

On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 04:43 +0000, Christopher M. Penalver wrote:

> Colin Church, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu
> better. Could you please attach the Calc file that demonstrates this
> problem?
>
> ** Changed in: libreoffice (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>

Colin Church, this issue is unreproducible in Ubuntu 11.10, LibreOffice Calc. Could you please provide a screenshot of the grayed out data series and click by click instructions on how to reproduce?

 lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10

 apt-cache policy libreoffice-calc
libreoffice-calc:
  Installed: 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Christopher,
Attached is a copy of file ougoings, and a screen shot of problem
With file outgoings open, switch to chart on sheet2.
Doubleclick chart so as to modify.
Click format and the screenshot is the result.

Colin

On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 06:59 +0000, Christopher M. Penalver wrote:

> Colin Church, this issue is unreproducible in Ubuntu 11.10, LibreOffice
> Calc. Could you please provide a screenshot of the grayed out data
> series and click by click instructions on how to reproduce?
>
> lsb_release -rd
> Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
> Release: 11.10
>
> apt-cache policy libreoffice-calc
> libreoffice-calc:
> Installed: 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
> Candidate: 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
> Version table:
> *** 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3 0
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>

Colin Church, the issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport . If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

description: updated
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: lo33

Problem description: 'data range' not enabled under format menu

Steps to reproduce:
1. ....double click chart so as to modify
2. ....click on format menu
3. ....

Current behavior:data range greyed out and not accessible

Expected behavior:
              Be able to modify data used to create chart

It should also be noted that F9 does no longer update charts

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Christopher
Before reporting to bugzilla I completely removed Libreoffice then
reinstalled the lot
This still gave the same fault
So I filed the bug and it received the number 41394

Colin

On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 15:16 +0000, Christopher M. Penalver wrote:

> Colin Church, the issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it
> would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers
> of the software by following the instructions at
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport . If you have done so,
> please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can
> add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Description changed:
>
> - I am using ubuntu 11.10
> - I tried to change the data used for a chart in libreoffice calc but the menu is greyed out with therefore no access
> + 1) lsb_release -rd
> + Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
> + Release: 11.10
> +
> + 2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-calc
> + libreoffice-calc:
> + Installed: 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
> + Candidate: 1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2
> + Version table:
> + 1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
> + 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages
> + *** 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3 0
> + 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> +
> + 3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Calc via the Terminal:
> +
> + cd ~/Desktop && wget
> + https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/863788/+attachment/2490434/+files/Outgoings11-12.ods
> + && localc --nologo Outgoings11-12.ods
> +
> + click Sheet2 -> double click graph -> click bar -> Format -> Data
> + Ranges... and one may edit the data ranges.
> +
> + 4) What happens instead is it is grayed out (
> + https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/863788/+attachment/2490567/+files/Screenshot%20at%202011-10-01%2016%3A57%3A21.png
> + ).
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
> Package: libreoffice-core 1:3.4.3-1ubuntu3
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
> Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Sat Oct 1 12:08:12 2011
> ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
> SourcePackage: libreoffice
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-27 (3 days ago)
> XsessionErrors:
> - (nautilus:1454): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_visible: assertion `GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
> - (nautilus:1454): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_visible: assertion `GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
> - (thunderbird-bin:1457): libebook-WARNING **: e_book_client_new: Cannot get book from factory: Invalid source
> + (nautilus:1454): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_visible: assertion `GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
> + (nautilus:1454): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_visible: assertion `GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
> + (thunderbird-bin:1457): libebook-WARNING **: e_book_client_new: Cannot get book from factory: Invalid source
>
> ** Changed in: libreoffice (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
>
> ** Also af...

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Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: Incomplete → Unknown
summary: - Cannot access 'data series' on libreoffice calc chart
+ [Upstream] Cannot access 'data series' on libreoffice calc chart
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed

It's absolutely worse that what is describe on 3.4.3 version

If the document used was created by a previous version, trying to edit an existing charts remove all references to the data series sources.

The previous data, sometimes exist but as a table, like if they were copied from the initial data series.

On columns chart type with 3.4.3 the data source is killed, and then there's no way for the users to retrieve it. Even ctrl+Z doesn't restore the chart.

-> Data corruption ! You need to use a previous version of the document if it saved, there's no more data.

See the different print-screen attached.

This as been tested and confirmed under Linux 64bits (openSUSE 11.4 / 12.1 ) + windows 7 64bits, and windows xp 32 bits (legacy LOO.exe installer)

Created attachment 52984
Initial source document with charts, which was created by a 3.x version

In this document there several charts and data sources that are used to create the chart.
Editing or adding charts with 3.x version of Loo works as expected
Editing or adding a chart with 3.4.3 version crash the column type graph

see other screenshots

Created attachment 52985
Editing a curve series (double click + right click ) give good results

If you try to edit the first graph in proposed document
you get the right click menu about editing the data ranges

Have a look how is presented the second graph now.
and check what's happen next screenshot

Created attachment 52986
Trying to edit a column chart lead to data source destruction

Now on a column chart, we try what was done previously.
once you double clic on it for editing the chart is exploded.

and in place we have a chart data table ?
The chart is totally destroyed

If the user, or the auto-save function save the document at that time, the document is destroyed. And need to be recovered from a backup!

Created attachment 52987
Resulting source of data : corrupted

Resulting data in the edit mode !
Which is totally wrong

I change the level of priority, due to the fact that document is destroyed and can't be saved.

Now if you try to add a new column chart graph with the wizard it ask you to select the data ranges. which appear the first time, but if you click on the tab data series you see all is empty (expected) then you click back on the range selection and this one is empty too !!!!

If dev can't reproduce it, I can run it on a gdb session and give a traceback
(I've all debuginfo installed)

modified plateform is reproductible on 32bits and 64bits.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Medium → Critical

(In reply to comment #0)
> Problem description: 'data range' not enabled under format menu
>
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. ....double click chart so as to modify
> 2. ....click on format menu
> 3. ....
>
> Current behavior:data range greyed out and not accessible
>
> Expected behavior:
> Be able to modify data used to create chart

I do not reproduce on LibreOffice 3.4.4 x86_64 with FR langpack (vanilla version) under Ubuntu 10.04.
Please try again with the current release.

Best regards. JBF

(In reply to comment #2)
> It's absolutely worse that what is describe on 3.4.3 version
>
> If the document used was created by a previous version, trying to edit an
> existing charts remove all references to the data series sources.
>
> The previous data, sometimes exist but as a table, like if they were copied
> from the initial data series.
>
> On columns chart type with 3.4.3 the data source is killed, and then there's no
> way for the users to retrieve it. Even ctrl+Z doesn't restore the chart.
>
> -> Data corruption ! You need to use a previous version of the document if it
> saved, there's no more data.
>
> See the different print-screen attached.
>
> This as been tested and confirmed under Linux 64bits (openSUSE 11.4 / 12.1 ) +
> windows 7 64bits, and windows xp 32 bits (legacy LOO.exe installer)

It is a different issue. AFAIK it is not the correct behavior to have the button Data table activated inside Calc. This button is useful when you insert your chart in a text document using copy-paste.
All works as expected in LibO 3.4.4 under Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 with FR langpack.

Please try again with the current release.

Best regards. JBF

Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Unfortunately, testers like JBF have missed important part of the bug.

Under Loo 3.4.4

The graphique is altered like before in 3.4x series, and the data source range is silently and buggy converted to a table series totally disconnected from the initial source.

Tested with WinXP 3.4.4, Win7 3.4.4 (no need to test more platforms)

Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

Ok. Colin and Friedmann Bruno describe two totally different bugs here. That's not appreciated.

We should stick with Colin's bug in this bug report. Friedmann Bruno, please file a separate bug for your specific issue. Thanks.

For the record Bruno's problem has been resolved downstream:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=727504

BTW Colin, we need you to provide the document that demonstrate your problem, or else there is nothing we can do about it.

Created attachment 54332
Spread sheet of purchases by month

This bug was first reported via launchpad at the beginning of october together with the file and screen print of the problem. I am amazed it has taken so long to fix.
1).Double clicking a chart to modify the data series does not allow access to the format/ data range menu--it is greyed out.
2) The chart is not automatically updated with data changes,
3) f9 does not update chart.
4) Because of all the above, attempts to create a replacement chart, recognising this is a new version of Calc, is also not possible when the data is not in adjacent cells, using the traditional process

Friedmann Bruno, please do not toggle the Version. For more on Version please see: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details#Version

Changing Severity to Major as this does not fit the criteria of Critical: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details#Severity

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged

@Markus: I tried to reproduce the bug reported by Colin to check whether this is still valid. I used the sample file uploaded by Colin. It seems to be strange, because the chart on sheet 2 seems not to be linked to the sheet 1 and that's why FORMAT / DATA RANGE is greyed out. The data seems to come from VIEW / CHART DATA LABEL. Therefore, the chart doesn't change/update if the data in sheet 1 are changed. I didn't know this feature VIEW / CHART DATA LABEL.
Can you or maybe anybody else help me?

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Critical → High
tags: added: trusty
tags: added: vivid
tags: added: xenial
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