Microsoft KB Archive/106206
Article ID: 106206
Article Last Modified on 8/15/2003
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q106206
In Microsoft Excel, when you use the Data Form command, the maximum number of fields that you can edit in a database varies by version of Microsoft Excel. The maximum number of fields for each version for Excel is listed in the following table.
For Microsoft If the number You will receive Excel version of fields is this error message ------------------------------------------------------------------- 97 More than 32 Too many fields in the data form. 7.0 More than 32 Too many fields in the data form. 5.0 More than 32 Too many fields in the data form. 4.x More than 32 Too many fields in the data form. 4.x Exactly 32 Dialog box contains too many items. 3.0 More than 32 Too many fields in the data form. 2.x More than 32 Too many fields in data form. 2.2 (Macintosh) Exactly 32 Dialog too large.
On page 371 of the "User's Guide," version 5.0, the note at the bottom of the page implies that you can view the first 32 fields of a database that contains more than 32 fields. This note may be misleading. To use a data form with a database that contains more than 32 fields, you must select fewer than 32 fields before you click Form on the Data menu.
If you receive any of the error messages listed in the previous table, use either of the following methods:
- Reduce the number of fields in your database to 31 or 32 (depending on your version of Microsoft Excel).
- Edit the database directly on the worksheet.
When you use the Data Form in Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and later, Microsoft Excel "wraps" the edit boxes in the Data Form so that all edit boxes are visible on the screen. Because earlier versions of Microsoft Excel do not do this, edit boxes in Data Forms in Microsoft Excel versions 4.0 and earlier may not be visible on the screen; they are "pushed" off of the bottom edge of the screen and, therefore, are not accessible for editing.
Additional query words: 5.0 5.00a 5.00c 7.0 7.00a 8.00 97 XL97 XL
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