Issue 37653 - OOo needs the ability to copy rows by filter from the cell
Summary: OOo needs the ability to copy rows by filter from the cell
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-11-22 20:19 UTC by caudron
Modified: 2014-01-13 07:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description caudron 2004-11-22 20:19:17 UTC
Currently, if a user wants to copy a subset of data from a spreadsheet to a new
cell, he must do so using the Filter GUI (Data>Filter>Standard filter then
select copy to location).  This functionality would be incredibly usful were it
avaialbe from the cell itself.  That is to say, the user should be able to use
the Filter options from within the spreadsheet itself.  Here is an example of
its use (and hopefully its utility):

A user has a list of Work items on Sheet1.  The list of Work items are for all
work performed:

Invoice    Work              Units    Rate
123        Installed OOo     5        50
123        Installed Linux   5        80
234        Fixed MoBo        1        120
234        Added New HDD     1        40
123        Patched Fedora    5        80
345        Installed Apache  2        80
345        Installed Tomcat  2        80

And an Invoice Template on Sheet2.  The user should be able to say something like:


And get the same result as if he used the Filter GUI to copy those cells to the
current location. Ideally, he should also be able to substitute Named ranges for
the first parameter and a reference for the last parameter so that he could
instead say:


Where ListOfWork is a Named Range for the Sheet1 list and B22 is a reference to
a cell that contains the current invoice number.

Seems like a pretty useful feature (one I should could use right now!)  :)
Comment 1 frank 2004-11-23 09:08:33 UTC

I'm sorry, but I think there is no chance for this Feature request as this task
could easily achieved by Validity settings and / or Form Controls.

Nevertheless I re-assign it to the feature department.

Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:14:03 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:16:58 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-13 07:29:18 UTC
IMHO good idea.