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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-3494) Part 2 6.13 AddCURRENTVALUE function

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Dennis Hamilton commented on OFFICE-3494:

There is an interesting problem about what syntax is used for the value of table:base-cell-address and if we get into relative sheet names were are in deep trouble.  I assume the syntax is specified in ODF 1.2 Part 1 and has nothing to do with what the syntax of the table:condition formula and its constituent expressions might be.

However, that is not relevant to the proposal of CURRENTVALUE( ) which is the subject of this issue.

So the examples worked well enough to understand what Eike meant by saying that table:base-cell-address does the job already, and I am going no further.  Thanks for the clarification, Andreas.

> Part 2 6.13 Add CURRENTVALUE function
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-3494
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-3494
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: OpenFormula, Part 2 (Formulas)
>    Affects Versions: ODF 1.2 CD 05
>            Reporter: Dennis Hamilton
>            Assignee: Dennis Hamilton
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2 CD 06
> The CURRENTVALUE( ) function is an additional Information Function that provides access to the existing value in the context for which the OpenFormula formula is being evaluated.
> This function corresponds to the current-content( ) function defined in ODF 1.2 style:condition and table:condition attributes and it has the same purpose:
> Whenever the evaluation is in a context where there is a current value, that value is made available to the evaluation as the result of CURRENTVALUE( ).  [Note: a current value need not be associated with a specific cell or even a table, depending on the context in which the evaluation is employed.]
> Whenever the current value is that of a table cell, that value is delivered in the same manner as if CURRENTVALUE( ) were a reference to that cell.
> CURRENTVALUE( ) is a special form of reference that delivers a value based on the context of evaluation.
> When there is no current value available, CURRENTVALUE( ) returns an error-type value.   If the current value is an error-type value, that error is returned.
> Evaluation of CURRENTVALUE( ) shall not induce recalculation.  It does not constitute a recursive reference of any kind.

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