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XXL Export with Excel 2016

I have run into an issue with a Windows 10 box with Office 2016 and Gui 7.40.  We are trying to export a report with 70,000 lines.   SAP is giving me an error that the results are too large to export.  I know the earlier Excel versions had a 65,000 line limit roughly.  I am trying to export as XXL.  A PC with win 7 and office 2013 works with Gui 7.4.

If I export as XXL with under the 65,000 limit it works fine on the Win 10 box as well.  It is just a hard limit somewhere inside of either SAP or Excel.  I have verified that we have the SAP note that expands the limit for Excel 2007 and later.

Has anyone run across this by chance?  I am trying to figure this out before it gets rolled out company wide.  Excel doesn't seem to be running in Compatability mode either.



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  • Sep 23, 2016 at 09:22 PM

    Hi Patrick,

    If export through 08 XXL option gives error PC020 then I’d recommend instead of spreadsheet choose local file and then excel format. I have exact same set-up as described Win10/2016/7.40 and just tested with 200K lines with a hundred of columns and it worked well. It could be veeeery long depending on CPU and RAM of particular machine but still works.



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    • I don’t know what is the difference of 1429136 version 24 vs actual one. With new Launchpad it’s not obvious to compare correction instructions, moreover CI 1433555 is nowhere to be seen in the list of CI in this note.

      However, FM XXL_FULL_API does check Excel version in the register and  sets MAX_ROW_XXL_LIMIT = 65536  for certain XL versions. Debug in this FM and it may get you to the problem.

                     KEY   = 'Excel.Application\CurVer'
                     VALUE = ''
                     REG_VALUE = REGISTRY_LOOKUP2.
             IF REGISTRY_LOOKUP2 NE SPACE.      " Excel 5 or higher installed
               IF REGISTRY_LOOKUP2 EQ 'Excel.Application.5' OR
                  REGISTRY_LOOKUP2 EQ 'Excel.Application.6' OR
                  REGISTRY_LOOKUP2 EQ 'Excel.Application.7'.
                 backup = stat.
                 stat = 'C'.
      *         Y7AK032156 - Max Limit Change  -Add Start
                 MAX_ROW_XXL_LIMIT = 16384.
                 MAX_ROW_XXL_LIMIT = 65536.
      *         Y7AK032156 - Max Limit Change  -Add End

      Another (much longer) option would be set break-point at command message, get to your message and move up in stack from there.