openformula-20060713.odt Details

Document Details     TC Member Document View
Title OpenFormula Specification 2006-07-13 (ODT)
Name * OpenFormula Specification 2006-07-13 (ODT) (196K)
Description OpenFormula is an open format for exchanging recalculated formulas between office application implementations, particularly for spreadsheets. OpenFormula defines the types, syntax, and semantics for calculated formulas, including many predefined functions and operations, so that formulas can be exchanged between applications and produce substantively equal outputs when recalculated with equal inputs. Both closed and open source software can implement OpenFormula.

OpenFormula is intended to be a supporting document to the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) format, particularly for defining its attributes table:formula and text:formula. It can be used in other circumstances where a simple, easy-to-read infix notation is desired for exchanging recalculated formulas.
Group OpenDocument - Formula SC
Folder Standards
Submitter Mr. David Wheeler
Date Submitted Thursday, 13 July 2006 10:58pm
Document State Draft (A preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version.)
Access This document is visible to OpenDocument - Formula SC and shared with:
  • OASIS Open (General Membership)
  • General Public
  • OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC

Document Revisions
Name # State Submitter Date Action
98
Draft
Michael Brauer
2010-07-26
97
Draft
Michael Brauer
2010-05-31
96
Draft
Michael Brauer
2010-05-27
95
Draft
Michael Brauer
2010-05-12
94
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-05-11
93
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-05-11
92
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-05-06
91
Draft
Patrick Durusau
2010-05-06
90
Draft
Patrick Durusau
2010-05-03
89
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-04-29
88
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-04-29
87
Draft
Mr. Michael Brauer
2010-04-15
86
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-04-15
85
Draft
Patrick Durusau
2010-04-11
84
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-03-18
83
Draft
Patrick Durusau
2010-03-15
82
Draft
Patrick Durusau
2010-02-18
81
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-02-16
80
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-02-12
79
Draft
Patrick Durusau
2010-02-08
78
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-02-03
77
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2010-01-20
76
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2009-12-22
75
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2009-12-04
74
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2009-10-26
73
Draft
David Wheeler
2009-05-08
72
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2009-05-01
71
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2008-12-21
70
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2008-10-10
69
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2008-06-18
68
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-06-14
67
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-06-13
66
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-06-04
65
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-06-03
64
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-06-02
63
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-05-16
62
Draft
David Wheeler
2008-05-15
61
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2008-05-09
60
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2007-12-28
59
Draft
David Wheeler
2007-11-25
58
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2007-07-20
57
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-06-20
56
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-06-19
55
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2007-06-19
54
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-06-18
53
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-06-07
52
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2007-04-13
51
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2007-04-13
50
Draft
Mr. Eike Rathke
2007-03-29
49
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-03-23
48
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-03-22
47
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-03-17
46
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-03-09
45
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-03-02
44
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-22
43
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-14
42
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-13
41
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-09
40
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-08
39
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-01
38
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-02-01
37
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-01-25
36
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-01-21
35
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2007-01-17
34
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-12-22
33
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-12-20
32
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-12-08
31
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-11-29
30
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-11-22
29
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-11-01
28
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-10-25
27
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-10-18
26
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-10-11
25
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-29
24
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-23
23
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-20
22
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-14
21
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-13
20
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-10
19
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-09-06
18
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-30
17
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-23
16
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-16
15
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-16
14
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-13
13
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-11
12
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-09
11
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-04
10
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-08-02
9
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-31
8
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-24
7
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-20
6
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-19
5
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-18
4
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-16
3
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-14
2
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-13
This doc
1
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-11
0
Draft
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-02-21

Comments  
Subject & Text Submitter Date Action
Initial comment by submitter
Version as of 2006-07-13.
* Rewrote "Basic Concepts" into a "Formula Processing Model", and
made a first stab at describing with specificity HOW a formula is
calculated (from the point of view of final results, not how an implementation
would implement it). This is a requirement in the subcommittee charter.
* Modified text in various places to discuss the effect of
OpenDocument calculation settings (case-sensitive, etc.). In the
"Formula Processing Model" it lists all the settings. I really need help
in defining use-regular-expressions... any volunteers? Also, we have
different RE languages in widespread use... suggestions on how to handle
that would be very welcome.
* For case-sensitive=false, I've claimed that it should work as if everything
was converted to lowercase first. But is that what should take place?
How should comparing with "_" be handled, for example?
Also - is what is considered "lower case" locale-sensitive? I suspect it is...!
* Began efforts to modify functions so that they have a SINGLE definition,
instead of "at level 1 it does this... at level 2 we add this requirement...",
per Rob Weir's recommendation. AND() and OR() must support 1 or more
params (at 1 param they simply convert to Logical); LOG()'s second parameter
is now optional (that will require a change to OOo). DATE and TIME must roll over
(KOffice didn't do that at one time... is there any objection from the KSpread camp?).
In some cases I've explicitly stated that something is unspecified, e.g., whether or
not the parameters of TIME have INT() applied to them (as a result, TIME is really
only portable when you send it integers).
* Merged most of the Namespace text into one place (instead of 3)
* List all contributors, sorted by last name.
* Various minor improvements/structure mods. E.G., moved many of the
types' heading levels (3->2, 4->3), which makes the document a little
easier to follow.
Mr. David Wheeler
2006-07-13
---