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RE: st: re: import excel limits


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: re: import excel limits
Date   Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:53:25 -0800 (PST)

Thank you for posting this solution. Too often these threads remain open.
Now Stata users who run into a similar problem in the future can benefit
from your experience. 

David
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of David Epstein
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:36 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: re: import excel limits
> 
> 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
> >
> >
> > Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
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> >
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> >
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