"precision as displayed" feature from Excel
Submitted by Dave Reed
Package: gnumeric Version: 0.61 Severity: wishlist
As was suggested by Jody Goldberg when I asked about this on gnumeric-list, , here is the wishlist request for the Excel Tools -> Options (calculation tab) feature "precision as displayed".
Consider the following spreadsheet cells, formatted as currency:
=0.02916.67 (displays $18.33) =0.02916.67 (displays $18.33) =0.02*916.67 (displays $18.33) =sum(above 3 cells) (displays $55.00)
It would be nice if it could be made to display $54.99 (e.g, for summing tax withholdings). Both Excel and Staroffice have this feature.
Jody's response was the following:
I never noticed that feature and as such have neither implemented nor considered implementing it. It is probably fairly simple to do internally. We would add an post calculation filter to src/cell.c:cell_eval_content to perform the necessary rounding.
Two architectural issues stand in the way
- There is currently no tidy place to stick this flag
- The format specifications are nicely parameterized internally. figuring out what the display precision is would require some work.
Both problems could be worked around with a quick solution. However, I'd prefer to solve them correctly, which will take more time. Feel free to file a wishlist level bug and I'll get to it eventually, however it would not be high on the priority list.
If anyone is interested in working on these problems things will get done sooner.
------- Bug moved to this database by email@example.com 2001-01-27 12:33 ------- This bug was previously known as bug 37323 at http://bugs.gnome.org/ http://bugs.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37323 Originally filed under the Gnumeric product and general component.
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