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Old 02-07-03, 08:41 AM
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Excel Help Needed

I know this can be done but I forgot how to do it.

I have a text file I need to save into Excel that is over 100,000 records.

If you try to open it in Excel, it tells you that the file was not loaded completly because Excel limits you to around 65,000 records.

Does anyone know how to get the entire file into Excel ?

Old 02-08-03, 11:52 AM
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You might want to import the first 65000 records into 1 excel file, and then the rest into a second one. After this, then copy/paste the records all into 1 file.

Not sure if this will work, but it might.
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There is an Excel limitation of 65536, so i believe there is no way you can import all records to excel in one shot.

I encountered this problem before and I used MS Access to solve the problem.

1. Load your records into an Access table. Access can handle 100,000 or more records.

2. divide your table into 2 by querying the first 65000 records and another query for the next 35000 records.

3. copy and paste the first query to a blank excel sheet or use the export to Excel.

4. copy and paste the second query to another blank excel sheet.

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