On 02/26/2013 07:25 AM, Carl Paulsen wrote:
Yes, thanks Jay. I CAN save the .csv as an .xls file, then open it
successfully, which suggests some kind of formatting issue. And that's
what I ended up doing for the 4 or 5 files that were failing. I'd
still like to know what's going on - I may contact Salesforce to let
them know if it's a problem on their side.
I was not sure what to expect but if csv to xls works I agree the
exporting function for Salesforce has quirk in it. I use Linux and
receive/send xls and xlsx files and do not have have problems (knocks on
wood). I have seen some strange formating in doc files screw up imports
in non MSO word processing programs.
Often Google Docs is a testing platform to test misbehaving files.
On 2/25/13 11:19 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 02/25/2013 06:19 PM, Carl Paulsen wrote:
I'm using LO 188.8.131.52 on a Mac OS 10.6.8
I'm working on a critical project analyzing data from Salesforce
(I'll call it SF) for non-profit SF users. When I export xls files
from SF, if those files are greater than something like 7,000
records (a dozen or so fields), the file gets truncated by LO. The
files (some with 21,000+ records) open fine in MS Excel (on a PC at
least - I don't own Excel on my Mac).
If I export from SF as .csv files, these open fine in LO and I can
manipulate them fine. Saving is also OK and I seem to be able to
export to .xls, which then opens fine in LO with all 21000 records.
Any idea why the SF export of .xls file type won't open properly in
LO? What could cause this problem? Could this be a bug in LO? I
realize there could be oddities in the SF export function, but given
it opens fine in Excel (on a PC at least)
Note I can see something going on with the file size. The .xls
direct from SF is 15MB. After opening this file and then saving it,
the file size is 3-6MB (and it has only about 7000 records). The
.csv file that's exported from SF is about 2-3MB, but when I save
the .csv file as .xls, the file is still only 3-4MB but it's
complete (all 21000 records).
The problem is not the number of records since importing the csv file
does not truncate. Most spreadsheets do have an upper limit for the
number of records and for Excel and Calc I believe it is much larger
Can you import the csv file and then save as an xls file and then
reopen the xls file without data loss?
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