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Hi e-letter,

e-letter schrieb:

According to the specification for openformula (see:,
the syntax for the function 'sum' is:

SUM( { NumberSequenceList N }+ )

e.g. SUM(a1+b2)

No. it would be SUM(a1;b2)

However in calc the function:


+ is an operator no function. For operators see ODF1.2. part2, section 5 and 6.

You have to be aware of the conversion rules in addition.

still produces a correct result. Isn't the logical behaviour for the
second function to return an error, for non-compliance with the
standard. This is being asked for learning if it is better to use the
official syntax or accept that these "short-cuts" exist.

In LibreOffice the behavior of the operator + and the function is not the same in regard of cells with no numerical content.

Your question is to general. Please give a more concrete example, what you try to calculate, what your result is and what you expect the result should be.

Kind regards

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