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Not all info exported to alpha

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  • Not all info exported to alpha

    Hi,

    I noticed something peculiar and need a solution.

    The description column for my table in alpha is in memo format, however when I export to excel not all the descriptions are exported.

    Is there a limit to the number of characters that excel can export? This is strange because it's the first time that this has happened.
    I have not updated alpha with the latest batch update

    Any insight and help is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Sed

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    Re: Not all info exported to alpha

    Originally posted by Sed View Post
    Hi,
    I noticed something peculiar and need a solution.
    The description column for my table in alpha is in memo format, however when I export to excel not all the descriptions are exported.
    Is there a limit to the number of characters that excel can export?
    Sed,
    Did you mean to write 'to excel' or 'from excel'? which direction are you going?
    Mike W
    __________________________
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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    • #3
      Re: Not all info exported to alpha

      Hi Mike,
      I'm writing to excel, since I'm exporting from alpha to excel. I don't have a problem importing information from excel to alpha.

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      • #4
        Re: Not all info exported to alpha

        Sed, the subject line for your thread suggests you were exporting TO alpha... hence the confusion many of us shared with Mike. Thanks for clarifying.

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          Re: Not all info exported to alpha

          Sed,
          I have performed several tests exporting from A5 to excel. I am just pressing the toolbar icon and seeing the data open in excel. I have tried this with various sized memo files. I'm using A5v9 1869-3218, and exporting to excel 97. The export of the memo file becomes severly distorted and undecipherable beyond 255 characters. I do not know if this is an A5 export or excel field format issue.
          Mike W
          __________________________
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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          • #6
            Re: Not all info exported to alpha

            This is Excel limitation which limits each cell to have at most 256 characters. Nothing wrong with A5.

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