Locked columns not allowed to be set as Categorical.

Version: 2018

Type: Bug Fixes

Category: Data Handling

Subcategory: Workbook and Worksheet

Jira: ORG-8696

Fixed in Origin 2018.

Sometimes user wants to convert output columns to Categorical  for plotting or further analysis. Before Origin 2018, this wasn't allowed. 

Issues caused:

  • Can't index color in plot from locked text column
  • For grouped plot, can't set categorical orders of locked text column