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Re: st: re: import excel limits


From   David Epstein <david.l.epstein@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: import excel limits
Date   Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:36:16 -0500

After testing the spreadsheet in various ways this morning, I finally
homed in on the problem, which is that the workbook contained macro
buttons (even though the buttons weren't actually hooked up to macros,
since I had converted the sheet from .xlsm to .xlsx). Once the buttons
were removed, the download worked.

I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug; I'm in contact with
engineers at Stata, but I thought people might like to know what the
problem was, and at the least the documentation should be updated to
reflect this limitation.

David


On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> <>
> Note from the help:
>
>     For performance, import excel imposes a size limit of 50 MB for Excel 2007/2010 (.xlsx) files.  Be warned that importing
>     large .xlsx files can severely affect your machine's performance.
>
> Technical note:  Excel data size limits
>
>     For an Excel .xls-type workbook, the worksheet size limits are 65,536 rows by 256 columns.  The string size limit is 255
>     characters.
>
>     For an Excel .xlsx-type workbook, the worksheet size limits are 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns.  The string size limit
>     is 32,767 characters.
>
>
> This suggests you might be able to read in a larger file if it was in .xls format, but catch-22, xls files can only have 256 columns.
>
> Kit
>
>
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