Issue 11144

Summary: Sum of empty cells gives zero - should have been nothing
Product: Calc Reporter: ooo
Component: uiAssignee: oc
Status: CLOSED WONT_FIX QA Contact: issues@sc <issues>
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.2   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description ooo 2003-02-03 07:17:32 UTC
When you sum cells which all are empty then you get zero.   
But it should be nothing - because you have a sum of "nothings" -in other words you should get an 
empty cell.
Comment 1 oc 2003-02-11 09:58:28 UTC
The SUM function is a number function and has to return a number.
Therefor the result can't be 'nothing'. 
Beyond that one of the key functionality of OOo is the compatibility
to MSOffice. If we change the SUM function for this case, we would
loose this compatibility which would result in many many issues =>wontfix
Comment 2 oc 2003-02-11 10:02:42 UTC
Closed because WONTFIX