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Character limit in cell

I am using Excel 97. Please note that I inherited this file.

I have a worksheet with data that I want to copy to a "new" workbook.
Unfortunately, when I select the worksheet tab and select "move or copy" make
my other selections, I am warned that data in some cells exceeds the 255
character limit and the data at the end will be truncated.
The column in question stores comments (text). I know that cells have a
character limit. But, if that is the case why can text be entered and still
display everything that is entered; yet, Excel will cut it off if I used the
worksheet tab to make a new workbook? Excel suggests using the copy/paste
command to copy the data. This doesn't help to automate the process.

Any suggestions?

TIA
Jan


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Hello all;

Can someone advise the formula to limit the character length in a cell?

i.e. I want to limit the character length in a cell on a spreadsheet to 128 characters.

Thanks

Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me if there is a way around the 1024 character limit in a cell Excel 2000.

I know that the formula bar holds 32.000+ characters but will only show approx 1024 in the cell and will only print out aprrox 1024.

I have converted my excel sheet into word so that I can display more characters, however i am missing/needing some of the functions that excel allows, it would be great if there was a way around this limit.

Can anyone help? Or was my option for converting it to word the only solution?

Thanks in advance for your time.

I am using Excel 97. Please note that I inherited this file.

I have a worksheet with data that I want to copy to a "new" workbook.
Unfortunately, when I select the worksheet tab and select "move or copy" make
my other selections, I am warned that data in some cells exceeds the 255
character limit and the data at the end will be truncated.
The column in question stores comments (text). I know that cells have a
character limit. But, if that is the case why can text be entered and still
display everything that is entered; yet, Excel will cut it off if I used the
worksheet tab to make a new workbook? Excel suggests using the copy/paste
command to copy the data. This doesn't help to automate the process.

Any suggestions?

TIA
Jan

Is there a character limit in Pivot Table data that is being retrieved?

I have a data source that contains comments, some of them are quite long, but the data shows up in the source data cells, but it truncates it when the pivot table pulls the information. Any insight?

Thanks

Dave / Raina,

is there a max character limit on posts ?

I just spent *ages* on this thread and it's chopped off my best bits....

(Chris's cat runs from the room)

http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=392

Don't even *suggest* I draft my replies in notepad first, as I know I should have :bsmile:

but yeah, is a character limitation in force ?

cheers
Chris

Can I expand the character limit in an Excel row? The column size is 101.4
and the row size is 138 and part of my text is still missing. Is there a
remedy to this? I've merge three rows and that didn't work.

I am using Excel 2000 (my company will not upgrade). Whenever I copy and paste data (from such sources as Access), there seems to be a 256 character limit per cell of the pasted data. Is there a way to remove this limit; that is to increase the character limit so that copying data will paste all the data into Excel?

Thank you!

This may have already been answered, but I'm going to ask it anyway : )

I work with the same spread sheet every day and I need to limit the
character count in one of the date cells. The text come in as:

200607120910
and I need it to take off the hour and minute of the time stamp:
20060712

Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

I recently encountered an annoying 'bug' in excel. While I can enter 32K
characters in a single cell, if I use oledb to write to and Excel
spreadsheet, the limit on character size is 255. This problem has been
reported in many different places.

Regardless, I still needed to write more than 255 characters
programmatically. I decided to use XML. Some preliminary testing
demonstrated that writing the constructed cell contents to an XML file, then
importing it to excel successfully brought in all the data.

Yahoo.

But then the typical 'gotcha' reared its most unattractive head.

Importing the XML file into Excel had the side-effect of sorting the XML
elements by Element name ?!?!!?

This is not acceptable.

How can I import an XML file into Excel XP and NOT have the columns sorted
on element name?

Mklapp

I have some cells that are merged but cannot get the entir contents to show up. Is there a limit to the number of characters you can get in to cells and if so, dows anyone know a way around this?

This may have already been answered, but I'm going to ask it anyway : )

I work with the same spread sheet every day and I need to limit the character count in one of the date cells. The text come in as:

200607120910
and I need it to take off the hour and minute of the time stamp:
20060712

Thanks in advance.

Hello - I continue to exceed the 255 character limit in my cells when documenting my work. Once combined with MS Access data, my comments are cut off due to the limits. Is there a tool that will enable me to count the number of characters that I have used in my cell so that I can consolodate my comments to ensure I do not exceed the 255 character limit?

I believe that I am encountering a 255 character limit for the
'link_location' value in the 'hyperlink' function. I am concatenating
several cell's data to compose an address, but run into problems when I
exceed 255 characters.

Is there a way to work around this?
--
Brad Bettman

Hi,
How can i increase the characters limits in the cells?

Tnx
Brooke

If possible, I need a simple formula (please no macros, I don't get how to use them) in order to automatically count how many characters (including punctuation) are in each cell in a column of cells.

The formula could be copied down a blank column to fill in numbers based on the referenced cells/column.

For example, cells A1 through A10 are filled with a URL. I need to count how many characters are in cell A1, in cell A2, in cell A3, etc.

Please help. Thanks!

I have a column of data, (Column G) in the attachment, that I am trying to adjust the row height (rows 2 and 3 as examples) using a macro. The data in the cell is divided by carriage returns 'Chr(10)'. AutoFit doesn't work and being that each cell is of varying length I can't give them a one height fits all. Any ideas? Also, has anyone found a way around the 1000 character limit in a cell. This same column (rows 4 and 5) I'm referring to also has this problem and the data will not display.
Thanks in advance

Hi,

I've been working on a macro to replace English text in a worbook with French. Everything works fine, expect it crashes when covert some of the Data Validation messages. If I remove the problem validations in runs fine. I've used the same macro on another workbook and it works fine. I am concerned that the French text is too long for Validation error or input messages. Does anyone know if there is a character limit and what it would be?

Thanks.

I am trying to use the 'hyperlink' function to compose URL addresses with the
'concatenate' function, but when the finished character string exceeds 255
characters in length I get an error. The problem seems to be with the
'link_location' field in the hyperlink command and not with the 'concatenate
function'.

Is there a way to increase the character limit for the 'link_location' field?
--
Brad Bettman

Hi,

I need to remove some character from a cell and keep some character.

For Example

Input
Cell A1 -> ABCD-EFGH-IJKLM

I need this Output in Cell B1

EFGH-IJKLM

Pls help with the formula. Thanks in advance.

I have a text box that is set to "=B1". B1 is a cell from an Access table import with memo format. The text memo is long, probably on average between 1000-2000 characters. I have set up the text box to automatically resize for the text, but the text stops at what I assume is 255 characters, even though cell B1 displays the entire memo.

How can I set it up so that this text box (or any other similar shape) displays the text and retains its resize/wrap property?

This is done in Excel 2010.

Dear Admin,
I am suffering with split a long descriptions into 3 cells with criteria 1st cell not more than 30 characters, 2nd cell not more than characters and 3rd cell will locate the remaining characters there. I think this is quite easy if I use LEN/MID/RIGHT/LEFT formula. However, I wish the formula will smart enough to help me to split word by word. Please refer to example below:-

"My lecturer replied, that i really did very bad in final, so cant help! No worry, my dear Steven, nothing's gonna change my plan."

If I use left(A1,30) formula, the result is "My lecturer replied, that i re".However, the word "really" is cut half way.
I am finding the formula that can help me to split description to not more than 30 characters and won't cut my string and become incomplete word.
Expected result should be 1st cell "My lecturer replied, that i", then "really did very bad in final," at 2nd cell.

Anyone can help me on this ? Thanks and Regards !

Is it possible to increase the number of characters allowed in cells to over
255. If not is there another way to allow large entries into cells

QUESTION: How do I check to see if a cell contains either "" or "/" and if it does then replace it with "-"?

THE REASON: I have a form which needs to be saved in a particular directory with the name "Form 1 - client name - matter name".

To do this I have put =("G:UsersCComplianceFile OpeningForm 1 - "&B7&" - "&D42) in Cell A1 and then in VBA added the following macro to a button which saves the file


	VB:
	
ThisFile = Range("A1").Value 
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:=ThisFile 

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This works ok BUT, if the user puts "/" or "" in either B7 or D42, it won't save and throws up an error because you can't use those signs when saving a file.

SO, please can someone help me with my dilemma - this is my first post so please be kind Thanks!

Excel 2007 Character Limitation

I encountered a 255 character limit in the Excel footer section when using Excel 2003.  I have now discovered that Excel 2007 also imposes the same limit.  Is this limit fixed in 2007 or can I expand it?


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