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Originally posted by George Patton: This kind of request baffles me. Why would ANYONE want a spreadsheet with over a million rows? There has to be a better way to aggregate data before exporting to a spreadsheet than this .....
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A lot of times it's hard to change the hearts and minds of end users that are used to doing things a certain way. I've seen this type of thing a lot and I agree there is a better way but sometimes its a difficult road to hoe.
WebFOCUS App Studio 8.2.02 Windows 7, All Outputs
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Look for 'Creating Reports With WebFOCUS Language > Choosing a Display Format > Using Excel Display Formats: EXL07, EXL2K, EXL97, EXCEL > Overcoming the Excel 2007 and 2010 Row Limit Using Overflow Worksheets' in the documentation.
The maximum number of rows supported by Excel 2007 and 2010 on a Worksheet is 1,048,576 (1MB). When you create an EXL07 output file from a WebFOCUS report, the number of rows generated can be greater than this maximum.
To avoid creating an incomplete output file, you can have extra rows flow onto a new Worksheet, called an overflow Worksheet. The name of each overflow Worksheet will be the name of the original Worksheet appended with an increment number.
In addition, when the overflow Worksheet feature is enabled, you can set a target value for the maximum number of rows to be included on a Worksheet. By default, the row limit will be set to the default value for the LINES parameter (57).
Note: By default, when generating EXL07 output, the WebFOCUS page heading and page footing commands generate only Worksheet headings and Worksheet footings.
Syntax: How to Enable Overflow Worksheets Add the ROWOVERFLOW attribute to your WebFOCUS StyleSheet
That must create a rather large printed document for one person to read (or even view on a sceen). But one of the beauties of WebFocus is that if this is what you want you can have it. In this case it takes a little extra effort.
WebFOCUS 7.7.05 (Someday 8) Windows 7, All Outputs In Focus since 1983.