The message is pretty clear. There are too many cells.
That message makes the means of importing the document pretty obvious: Reduce the number of cells.
Faint Hope clause: You may also want to check the (currently) last post in this thread.
But I understand through a previous message in this forum that Numbers supports 65,000 rows and 256 columns. Is that true?
BTW, I do understand the message, but am wondering if Numbers thinks I have more cells than I actually do somehow, though I have cleared the contents from the blank cells in case there was a piece of data floating somewhere.
"But I understand through a previous message in this forum that Numbers supports 65,000 rows and OR 256 columns. Is that true?"
True with the revision shown above.
Numbers '09 tables may have a maximum 65 000 rows (the actual number is a few hundred greater).
Numbers '09 tables may have a maximum 256 columns.
But Numbers '09 tables do not support a maximum 65 000 rows AND 256 columns in the same table.
Note that those specifications are for Numbers '09, and do not necessarily apply to Numbers for iOS.
"…but am wondering if Numbers thinks I have more cells than I actually do somehow…"
Possibly. see the thread linked in my previous message.
PS: I've requested this thread be transferred to the iWork for iOS community. If there is a more favourable answer, you're more likely to find it there.
The table size is limited by two features :
(1) the application's code itself which can't work with more than 65525 rows and more than 256 columns.
It's linked to design choices
(2) the memory available to allow the app to open the doc.
On my mac with 12 Gbytes installed the memory limit never strike.
Some times ago I made extended tests and posted their results in this forum.
Here they are one more time.
When we import a text file (TSV or CSV) here are the greater tables which may be imported :
65535 x 13 = 851 955 OK
65431 x 14 = 916 034 cells
61069 x 15 = 916 035 cells
57252 x 16 = 916 032 cells
53884 x 17 = 916 028 cells
50890 x 18 = 916 020 cells
48212 x 19 = 916 028 cells
45801 x 20 = 916 020 cells
43620 x 21 = 916 020 cells
3578 x 256 = 915968 cells
Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 15 avril 2012
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