When I attempt to paste a large spreadsheet (from a DB, ~90,000 rows) into Excel, I keep getting this error:

Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action

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I know there's a clipboard buffer area, but not much else. If I upgrade my computer's RAM, will it fix these types of errors?


Microsoft Excel 2010 has a maximum of 65,536 rows per worksheet. I would export your database in two sections then transfer to excel. referenced from here

  • Hey my friend, thanks a lot! One small correction though, Excel 2010(my version of it) has actually been upgraded - it's now about 1 mil - superuser.com/questions/366468/… Aug 9 '12 at 20:45
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    Correct here's the updated referenced link are you stil having the error?
    – kamalo
    Aug 9 '12 at 20:51
  • Hey, yeah I still am.. I'm not sure what but I'll try breaking it up as you suggested! I'll let you know what happens :) Aug 9 '12 at 20:53
  • The link applies to Excel 2003. here are the new limits
    – SeanC
    Aug 9 '12 at 21:38

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