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


විස්තර කිරීම



The cell is not wide enough to display the contents.



This value is outside of limits valid for this format


Not Available

A result for the formula expression is not available.


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.

507, 508

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 1024 characters (UTF-16 code points) in size. Interpreter: a result of a string operation would exceed 256M characters (UTF-16 code points, so 512MiB) in size.


Internal overflow

An internal calculation stack overflow occurred.


Internal syntax error

Unknown error.


අභ්‍යන්තර කාරක රීති දෝෂය

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


අභ්‍යන්තර කාරක රීති දෝෂය

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


අභ්‍යන්තර කාරක රීති දෝෂය

Variable is not available


No value (instead of Err:519 cell displays #VALUE!)

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.


අභ්‍යන්තර කාරක රීති දෝෂය

Compiler creates an unknown compiler code.


No code or no intersection.

No code or 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.


Not a valid reference (instead of Err:524 cell displays #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

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


Internal overflow

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


No AddIn

Interpreter: AddIn not found.


No Macro

Interpreter: Macro not found.


බිංදුවෙන් බෙදන්න

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


Nested arrays are not supported

For example, ={1;{2}}


Error: Array or matrix size

The maximum limit for sorting has exceeded (the maximum is twice the maximum number of rows, so for 1048576 rows 2097152 entries). The same Err:538 is also used whenever a temporary matrix could not be allocated due to its size requirement.


Unsupported inline array content

For example, ={1+2}


External content disabled

A function that requires (re)loading of external sources is encountered and the user has not confirmed reloading of external sources yet.

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