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cells.copyCellRange fails to copy array formula


The method Cells.copyCellRange does not manage to copy a cell containg an array formula.

We are using Aspose.CellsV2.1.0.39

Attached you will find template and result of testprogram below:
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

import com.aspose.cells.AsposeLicenseException;
import com.aspose.cells.Cells;
import com.aspose.cells.License;
import com.aspose.cells.Workbook;

public class ExpandingArrayFormula {

public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, AsposeLicenseException {

License lic = new License();
lic.setLicense(new FileInputStream(“lib/Aspose.Cells.lic”));

Workbook workbook = new Workbook();


Cells cells = workbook.getWorksheets().getSheet(“Test”).getCells();

int splitRow = 16;

// Labels

int column = 5; // F column
cells.insertRangeShiftDown(splitRow, column, splitRow, column);

cells.copyCellRange(cells, splitRow-1, column, splitRow, column, 1, 1);

// Formulas

column = 6; // G column
cells.insertRangeShiftDown(splitRow, column, splitRow, column);

// This is not working!!!
cells.copyCellRange(cells, splitRow-1, column, splitRow, column, 1, 1);




Thank you for considering Aspose.

Well, we have tested your issue but we are unable to find the issue. Aspose.Cells works fine as MS Excel does. Please provide some more details about your issue and we will check it soon.

Thank You & Best Regards,

Then I think I did a bad job explaining the issue - sorry.

Attached you will find a file where I have done the steps manually:

Pay attention to F16:G18

The manually edited spreadsheet has:

Smith 16
Smith 16
Smith 16

The output from the test program has:

Smith 16
Smith #REF!
Smith 16

It was not able to copy the array formula from the cell above.

If you still cannot identify the problem then I think you have another version than Aspose.CellsV2.1.0.39


Thank you for considering Aspose.

Well, I tried your latest file with your sample code and it works fine with Aspose.Cells V2.1.0.39 (version can be check by using CellsHelper.getReleaseVersion()). You may find the attached resultant file. Which JDK version are you using? Also, please provide us details about your machine & OS etc.

Thank You & Best Regards,

I still have the problem:
Here is additional info about the environment:
Aspose version : (CellsHelper.getReleaseVersion())

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I had a look at the excel file you attached.

There the cell G17 is containing:


But I whould have expected it to contain the formula {=AVERAGE(IF($C$4:$C$12=H$4;D$4:D$12))}

Like it does if I do the operation manually


Thank you for considering Aspose.

Well, I think you are using MS Excel 2007, as I got the “#REF” value for G17 when opening the file using MS Excel 2007 (works fine with MS EXCEL 2003). We will look into it and get back to you soon. Your issue has been registered in our issue tracking system with issue id CELLSJAVA-11871.

Thank You & Best Regards,


Thank you for considering Aspose.

Please try the attached latest version of Aspose.Cells. We have fixed your mentioned issue.

Thank You & Best Regards,

Then it is resolved. Thank you

The issues you have found earlier (filed as 11871) have been fixed in this update.

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This issue is back again for Aspose version :


I have re-opened the issue, we will figure it out soon.

Thank you.


Please try the attached version, we have fixed the issue of copying array

Thank you.