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Appendix C Calc Error Codes
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The following table is an overview of the most common error messages for OOo Calc.

Documentation note.png Errors described as “Internal” errors should not be encountered by users under normal conditions. Errors listed as “Not used” are not currently assigned to any error condition and will not occur.
Code Message Explanation of the error
501 Invalid character Character in a formula is not valid. This error is the same as the Invalid Name error (525) except that it occurs within a formula. The cell containing the error will display the #NAME? error reference.
502 Invalid argument Function argument is not valid; for example, a negative number for the root function. This error also occurs if more than one matching cell is found by the DGET function.
503 Invalid floating point operation (cell displays #NUM!) Division by 0, or another calculation that results in an overflow of the defined value range (a value too big or too small).
504 Parameter list error Function parameter is not valid, for example, text instead of a number, or a domain reference instead of a cell reference.
505 Internal syntax error Not used.
506 Invalid semicolon Not used.
507 Pair missing Not used.
508 Pair missing Missing bracket or parenthesis; for example, closing brackets but no opening brackets.
509 Missing operator Operator is missing, for example, "=2(3+4) * ", where the operator between "2" and "(" is missing.
510 Missing variable Variable is missing, for example when two operators are together "=1+*2".
511 Missing variable Function requires more variables than are provided, for example, AND() and OR().
512 Formula overflow The total number of internal tokens, (that is, operators, variables, brackets) in the formula exceeds 512, or the total number of matrices the formula creates exceeds 150. This includes basic functions that receive too large an array as a parameter.
513 String overflow An identifier in the formula exceeds 64 KB in size, or a result of a string operation exceeds 64 KB in size.
514 Internal overflow Sort operation attempted on too much numerical data (max. 100000) or a calculation stack overflow.
515 Internal syntax error Not used.
516 Internal syntax error Matrix is expected on the calculation stack, but is not available.
517 Internal syntax error Unknown error, for example, a document with a newer function is loaded in an older version of Calc that does not contain the function.
518 Internal syntax error Variable is not available.
519 No result (cell displays #VALUE) 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.
520 Internal syntax error Compiler creates an unknown compiler code.
521 Internal syntax error No result.
522 Circular reference Formula refers directly or indirectly to itself and the Iterations option is not selected under Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Calc > Calculate.
523 The calculation procedure does not converge Financial statistics function missed a targeted value, or iterations of circular references do not reach the minimum change within the maximum steps that are set.
524 Invalid references (cell displays #REF!) A column or row description name could not be resolved, or the column, row, or sheet that contains a referenced cell is missing.
525 Invalid names (cell displays #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.
526 Internal syntax error Obsolete, no longer used, but could come from old documents if the result is a formula from a domain.
527 Internal overflow References, such as when a cell references a cell, are too encapsulated or deeply nested. This is an internal error and should not be displayed in OOo version 2.0 or greater.
528–531 Not used.
532 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


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