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Re: st: Writing to large Excel files

From   Jeph Herrin <>
Subject   Re: st: Writing to large Excel files
Date   Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:57:31 -0500

The problem is not Stata - you are probably exceeding the limits of Excel: 65,536 rows by 256 columns for Excel 2010.

You can get half way there if you write as a comma separated file, but then Excel still can't open it.


On 1/29/2013 2:14 PM, David Epstein wrote:
Dear Statalisters,

I have a large dataset that I want to write to an Excel file, so I was
excited about Stata 12's new, improved import excel/export excel
features. However, the file I'm writing to is ~60Mb in size, and I
keep getting an error "file testsheet.xlsx could not be loaded". This
does not happen when I try to write to a smaller, or blank excel
sheet, I increased Stata's memory to much more than 60Mb, and I even
added the undocumented "set excelxlsxlargefile on" to my code, all to
no avail.

Anyone have any ideas on how to solve this? Any help appreciated.

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