GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 163040
MATCH type should default to 1
Last modified: 2005-01-10 01:50:56 UTC
The following formulas can be entered normally (i.e., not as array formulas) in
Excel but must be entered as array formulas in Gnumeric in order to return the
Furthermore, given the following entries in A1:B6,
and 3.5 in A8, the following formula returns #N/A entered normally or as an
array formula in Gnumeric but returns 12.5 in Excel.
Mostly a dupe of bug 162923. Keeping for the extra info.
The first section may not be a bug, just different functionality than Excel.
As for the last formula, TREND isn't the issue. The term
returns #N/A, which is a bug *if* Gnumeric's MATCH function should default its
3rd argument to TRUE or 1 (like Excel), in which case
should return 3, the greatest value in its sorted-in-ascending-order 2nd
argument less than or equal to its 1st argument.
162923 is fixed (array results in expressions not entered as array formulas)
and I just patched the type arg to default to 1 for MATCH. Thanks for noticing,
we had several tests for match, but apparently missed this.
patches will be in 1.4.2