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Excel Fields that contain FORMULATEXT are corrupted upon issuing a Workbook.Save()


I’m working on an application that adds some data to an excel sheet and then saves the excel document as a stream that is stored for later use. I experience an issue when I download the file after saving. I see “_XLNF” prepended to a function (FORMULATEXT) within a formula that is on a sheet which I am not editing. I can resolve the issue by opening the downloaded file, clicking within the cell that has the corrupted formula, and pressing enter.

I looked into this issue a bit and found that the _XLNF text is prepended to functions that are not supported by excel. I am using Office 365 and excel 2016 so I do not believe the issue is on our end. On top of that, the formula looks fine when I store and download the sheet without calling the save function.

Here is a snippet of the offending code:

Workbook workbook = new Workbook(excelStream);
workbook.Worksheets["OtherDataSheet"].Cells["A2"].Formula = "=MydataSheet!A1";
workbook.Worksheets["OtherDataSheet"].Cells["A2"].Calculate(new CalculationOptions());
var ms = new MemoryStream();
workbook.Save(ms, SaveFormat.Xlsm);
//Reset the stream position so that it can be used later
ms.Position = 0;

Here is what the formula looks like in the excel document before I use the snippet above:


And here it is after:


Do you have any insight on what may be causing the issue and potential steps to resolve it?
Thank you for your help!

NOTE: Aspose Cells for .NET version 18.4.0 in use.


Thanks for the sample code and details.

Well, Aspose.Cells formula calculation engine supports to read/write and calculate FORMULATEXT function/formula. Could you provide us your template Excel file, so we could evaluate your issue soon.