Microsoft Excel 2010 Maximum Limits and Specifications
Applies to: Microsoft Excel 2010 for Windows
Below is a list of Microsoft Excel 2010 maximum limits and specifications.
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Excel Worksheet and Workbook Maximum Limits and Specifications
Open workbooks: Limited by available memory and system resources
Worksheet size: 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns
Column width: 255 characters
Row height: 409 points
Page breaks: 1,026 horizontal and vertical
Total number of characters that a cell can contain: 32,767 characters
Characters in a header or footer: 255 characters
Maximum number of line feeds per cell: 253 lines feeds
Sheets in a workbook: Limited by available memory (default is 3 sheets)
Colors in a workbook: 16 million colors (32 bit with full access to 24 bit color spectrum)
Named views in a workbook: Limited by available memory
Unique cell formats/cell styles: 64,000 cell formats/cell styles
Fill styles: 256 fill styles
Line weight and styles: 256 weights and styles
Unique font types: 1,024 global fonts available for use; 512 per workbook
Number formats in a workbook: Between 200 and 250, depending on the language version of Excel installed
Names in a workbook: Limited by available memory
Windows in a workbook: Limited by available memory
Hyperlinks in a worksheet: 66,530 hyperlinks
Panes in a window: 4 panes
Linked sheets: Limited by available memory
Scenarios: Limited by available memory; a summary report shows only the first 251 scenarios
Changing cells in a scenario: 32 changing cells
Adjustable cells in Solver: 200 adjustable cells
Custom functions: Limited by available memory
Zoom range: 10 percent to 400 percent
Reports: Limited by available memory
Sort references: 64 in a single sort; unlimited when using sequential sorts
Undo levels: 100 levels
Fields in a data form: 32 fields
Workbook parameters: 255 parameters per workbook
Items displayed in filter drop-down lists: 10,000 items
Noncontiguous cells that can be selected: 2,147,483,648 cells
Excel Calculation Maximum Limits and Specifications
Number precision: 15 digits
Smallest allowed negative number: -2.2251E-308
Smallest allowed positive number: 2.2251E-308
Largest allowed positive number: 9.99999999999999E+307
Largest allowed negative number: -9.99999999999999E+307
Largest allowed positive number via formula: 1.7976931348623158e+308
Largest allowed negative number via formula: -1.7976931348623158e+308
Length of formula contents: 8,192 characters
Internal length of formula: 16,384 bytes
Worksheet arrays: Limited by available memory
Selected ranges: 2,048 ranges
Arguments in a function: 255 arguments
Nested levels of functions: 64 nested levels
User defined function categories: 255 categories
Number of available worksheet functions: 341 functions
Size of the operand stack: 1,024
Cross-worksheet dependency: 64,000 worksheets that can refer to other sheets
Cross-worksheet array formula dependency: Limited by available memory
Area dependency: Limited by available memory
Area dependency per worksheet: Limited by available memory
Dependency on a single cell: 4 billion formulas that can depend on a single cell
Linked cell content length from closed workbooks: 32,767
Earliest date allowed for calculation: January 1, 1900 (January 1, 1904, if 1904 date system is used)
Latest date allowed for calculation: December 31, 9999
Largest amount of time that can be entered: 9999:59:59
Excel Charting Maximum Limits and Specifications
Charts linked to a worksheet: Limited by available memory
Worksheets referred to by a chart: 255 worksheets
Data series in one chart: 255 data series
Data points in a data series for 2-D charts: Limited by available memory
Data points in a data series for 3-D charts: Limited by available memory
Data points for all data series in one chart: Limited by available memory
Excel PivotTable and PivotChart Report Maximum Limits and Specifications
PivotTable reports on a sheet: Limited by available memory
Unique items per field: 1,048,576 items
Row or column fields in a PivotTable report: Limited by available memory
Report filters in a PivotTable report: 256 (may be limited by available memory)
Value fields in a PivotTable report: 256 value fields
Calculated item formulas in a PivotTable report: Limited by available memory
Report filters in a PivotChart report: 256 (may be limited by available memory)
Value fields in a PivotChart report: 256 value fields
Calculated item formulas in a PivotChart report: Limited by available memory
Length of the MDX name for a PivotTable item: 32,767
Length for a relational PivotTable string: 32,767
Items displayed in filter drop-down lists: 10,000 items
Shared Workbook Specifications and Limits
Users who can open and share a shared workbook at the same time: 256 users
Personal views in a shared workbook: Limited by available memory
Days that change history is maintained: 32,767 (default is 30 days)
Workbooks that can be merged at one time: Limited by available memory
Cells that can be highlighted in a shared workbook: 32,767 cells
Colors used to identify changes made by different users when change highlighting is turned on: 32 (each user is identified by a separate color; changes made by the current user are highlighted with navy blue)
Excel tables in a shared workbook: 0 (zero)
Note: A workbook that contains one or more Excel tables cannot be shared.
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