Error Codes in LibreOffice Calc

The following table is an overview of the error messages for LibreOffice Calc. If the error occurs in the cell that contains the cursor, the error message is displayed on the Status Bar.

Error Code





The cell is not wide enough to display the contents.


Invalid character

Character in a formula is not valid.


Invalid argument

Function argument is not valid. For example, a negative number for the SQRT() function, for this please use IMSQRT().


Invalid floating point operation

A calculation results in an overflow of the defined value range.


Parameter list error

Function parameter is not valid, for example, text instead of a number, or a domain reference instead of cell reference.


Error: Pair missing

Missing bracket, for example, closing brackets, but no opening brackets


Missing operator

Operator is missing, for example, "=2(3+4) * ", where the operator between "2" and "(" is missing.


Missing variable

Variable is missing, for example when two operators are together "=1+*2".


Missing variable

Function requires more variables than are provided, for example, AND() and OR().


Formula overflow

Compiler: the total number of internal tokens, (that is, operators, variables, brackets) in the formula exceeds 8192.


String overflow

Compiler: an identifier in the formula exceeds 64 KB in size. Interpreter: a result of a string operation exceeds 64 KB in size.


Internal overflow

Sort operation attempted on too much numerical data (max. 100000) or a calculation stack overflow.


Internal syntax error

Matrix is expected on the calculation stack, but is not available.


Internal syntax error

Unknown code, for example, a document with a newer function is loaded in an older version that does not contain the function.


Internal syntax error

Variable is not available


No result (#VALUE is in the cell rather than Err:519!)

The formula yields a value that does not correspond to the definition; or a cell that is referenced in the formula contains text instead of a number.


Internal syntax error

Compiler creates an unknown compiler code.


Internal syntax error

No result.


Circular reference

Formula refers directly or indirectly to itself and the Iterations option is not set under - LibreOffice Calc - Calculate.


The calculation procedure does not converge

Function missed a targeted value, or iterative references do not reach the minimum change within the maximum steps that are set.


invalid references (instead of Err:524 cell contains #REF)

Compiler: a column or row description name could not be resolved. Interpreter: in a formula, the column, row, or sheet that contains a referenced cell is missing.


invalid names (instead of Err:525 cell contains #NAME?)

An identifier could not be evaluated, for example, no valid reference, no valid domain name, no column/row label, no macro, incorrect decimal divider, add-in not found.


Internal syntax error

Obsolete, no longer used, but could come from old documents if the result is a formula from a domain.


Internal overflow

Interpreter: References, such as when a cell references a cell, are too encapsulated.


Division by zero

Division operator / if the denominator is 0
Some more functions return this error, for example:
VARP with less than 1 argument
STDEVP with less than 1 argument
VAR with less than 2 arguments
STDEV with less than 2 arguments
STANDARDIZE with stdev=0
NORMDIST with stdev=0