[CSV] Number of lines in CSV files

Cliff Wells LogiplexSoftware at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 29 01:15:49 CET 2003

On Tue, 2003-01-28 at 16:08, Dave Cole wrote:
> >>>>> "Cliff" == Cliff Wells <LogiplexSoftware at earthlink.net> writes:
> Cliff> Another thing that just occurred to me is that Excel has
> Cliff> historically been limited in the number of rows and columns
> Cliff> that it can import.  This number has increased with recent
> Cliff> versions (I think it was 32K lines in Excel 97, Kevin informs
> Cliff> me it's 64K in Excel 2000).
> Cliff> Since export will be a feature of the CSV module, should we
> Cliff> have some sort of warning or raise an exception when exporting
> Cliff> data larger than the target application can handle, or should
> Cliff> we just punt on this?
> Arrrgggg.  My brain just dribbled out of my ears...

So, +1 on punt? <wink>

Actually I think this particular aspect would be fairly simple to
handle.  Another attribute of a dialect could be sizelimits = (maxrows,
maxcols) and set to (None, None) if the programmer doesn't care or just
wants to bypass that check.

Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (www.logiplex.net)
(503) 978-6726 x308  (800) 735-0555 x308

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