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Re: st: Stata 12 bug report -export excel-


From   jhassell@stata.com
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 12 bug report -export excel-
Date   Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:56:29 -0500

Daniel Green <Daniel.Green@ny.frb.org> wrote :

>I have been very excited to try the new export excel feature in Stata but
>have unfortunately already found a large (for my uses) bug.  It seems bad
>things happen when I try to modify an excel file that has a chart moved to
>its own sheet.   I have reproduced this with the auto dataset below:
>
>sysuse auto, clear
>export excel using "test.xlsx", sheetmodify sheet("SheetOne")
>firstrow(varl)
>//open the file in Excel and make a graph, move it to its own sheet by
>right clicking and select move, to new sheet.  Then save the file.
>replace p
>rice = -1*price
>export excel using "test.xlsx", sheetmodify sheet("SheetOne")
>firstrow(varl)
>
>Note the commented instructions to create a graph in Excel.   The second
>export statement crashes Stata.   This seems to only happen if the graph
>is moved to a special "graph only" sheet.  There are no issues if you copy
>the graph to another regular excel sheet or leave the g

Daniel has found a bug in -export excel-.  As Daniel suggested the bug
occurs when a special graph-only sheet exists before the specified sheet
in the -export excel- command.  We have identified the problem and will 
release a fix in an upcoming update.

-- James
   jhassell@stata.com

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