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Data driven approach - Excel limitations


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Limitations of Storing Large Response in Excel



When storing the response in the excel, we have a limitation that a cell can hold 30k characters only. So, the response xml if exceeding this limit (it always or mostly do) cannot be stored in a single cell and responded. It's tough to split xmls to fit in to each cell when it's huge. Has CA thought of an alternative around it? It makes this feature unusable!!



Not relevant.


we don't have anything to control EXCEL in DEVTEST. This is a Microsoft limitation.   

Here is the link to EXCEL limitation : 

Microsoft says 32,767 is the maximum size of a cell




You can switch to a database table instead of using EXCEL.




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