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I am managing an Excel data file (Excel 2010) which contains more than 400,000 rows and 55 columns.

It is impossible to work with a Pivot table: I get a message that Excel does not have enough resources (I can't play with the pivot / refresh etc.)

I also tried to use the "Power Pivot", but didn't succeed uploading the file to the power pivot: I get all kinds of errors (Syntax errors etc...)

Anyone has an idea how can that be solved?

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As of 2007, Excel is supposed to handle upwards of a million rows...of course, this is system dependent. –  slotishtype Jun 27 '11 at 18:21

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Sounds like the data should be in a database.

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Yep, get an MS Access database going, and import your spreadsheet. –  Breakthrough Jun 27 '11 at 18:57

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