Issue 24846 - Spreadsheet created with Excel lookup wizard causes error
Summary: Spreadsheet created with Excel lookup wizard causes error
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-01-27 06:28 UTC by stuarta
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Lookup problem (13.50 KB, application/
2004-01-27 06:29 UTC, stuarta
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Description stuarta 2004-01-27 06:28:04 UTC
A simple file created with the Excel 2000 lookup wizard gives an error when 
opened in OO 1.1.0

The formula

=INDEX(Data!$A$3:$B$7, MATCH(A3,Data!$A$3:$A$7,), MATCH("Fruit",Data!

shows as #NA in OOo although in Excel it works fine. 

Stuart Aberdein
Comment 1 stuarta 2004-01-27 06:29:13 UTC
Created attachment 12746 [details]
Lookup problem
Comment 2 frank 2004-01-27 14:13:37 UTC

this is not a bug from OOo Calc.

The match function in Excel as you've used it assumes that the last parameter is
a zero. If you erase the last ',' in the match function parameter list Excel
will work in the same way as Calc do. So writing the function with the full set
of parameters will solve the problem.


as discussed this is an enhancement to check what missing/not set parameters
should trigger on import.

Comment 3 falko.tesch 2005-10-20 21:03:57 UTC
FT: I'm leaving so I will re-assign this issue to requirement default user
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:41:17 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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