[Upstream] [hardy] IF function can't be done without Quotation marks

Bug #152087 reported by Najmudin
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org-calc

actually this is not a bug , but an important enhancement as i think.
When i try to use the IF function with words for example :
Pass - Fail instead of numbers , you have to do that using the Quotation marks every time with each word it will be like that:
Then_value : "Pass"
Otherwise_value : "Fail"
if you did not put the Quotation marks you will get an error .
When you try to do the same operation in MS Excel there is no need to put the Quotation marks , just write any word you want
and it will give you the correct result.
I think its not good to make complicated like that it should be easier for the user especially those who left MS Office to Open Office.
the solution is to ( auto quot ) the value or word inside the text box instead of doing that manually by the user.
Thats all , and thanks for your efforts people .

Revision history for this message
Najmudin (hussain-hammady-gmail) wrote : Re: IF function can't be done without Quotation marks
description: updated
Chris Cheney (ccheney)
Changed in openoffice.org:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Cheney (ccheney)
Changed in openoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in openoffice:
status: Unknown → New
Chris Cheney (ccheney)
Changed in openoffice.org:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Chris Cheney (ccheney)
tags: added: hardy
Revision history for this message
Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Najmudin, regarding the IF function, quotes are required in Excel for your example as per:

OOo and LO keep compatibility with Excel by also requiring this. Hence, this is not a bug. Thank you for reporting this and feel free to report any future bugs you may find.

Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Undecided
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in openoffice:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: New → Invalid
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