Excel freezing



  • Is this a local install or a Click-to-Run version? Might there be something odd going on with OneDrive integration (assuming O365).



  • @Kelly said in Excel freezing:

    Is this a local install or a Click-to-Run version? Might there be something odd going on with OneDrive integration (assuming O365).

    Local install - We don't have O365. The user does not have OneDrive or OneDrive4Business setup. Nor any other syncing solutions besides the built in Windows sync with the server (Off-line files). But that was disabled last week as part of this troubleshooting as well.

    The user hasn't been able to dedicate a large amount of time (well, at least their normal amount of Excel time) to their computer since Friday - so short of the "broken search" ability within Excel yesterday, there have been no reports of issue.



  • Excel is a bitch



  • @VoIP_n00b said in Excel freezing:

    Excel is a bitch

    +200



  • EXCEL IS THE DEVIL

    dude i supported 3 ladies that uses excel alot like receptionest in hosptial, the only real fix. and they knew excel is soo bad that they didnt really expect from me any solutions. I would just listen to them on how they have to repeat the data entry part ... try to have candy with you when you support such cases

    take the data

    create new excel file

    paste that date, no format, or reduce formatting as much as possible.

    Excel is stupid in optimizing, sometimes a user which is valid tries to do quick thing and what he does is
    make like infinite number of pink column , so excel keeps saving that. you need to start fresh with values only

    And XLSB is fast, try that but take backups



  • @Dashrender said in Excel freezing:

    So the ongoing saga that is this user.

    This morning - the PC had been up for 4 days (which really shouldn't be an issue) when using Excel - sheets were left open over the weekend for sure! - the search function on the open screen would not allow them to click into the search box. It just sat there dumb... you could close it, but nothing else. When you clicked, literally nothing happened.

    Rebooting 'fixed' the issue.

    The computer has 16 GB RAM and 256 GB NMVe SSD.

    Pending install for updates?



  • @notverypunny said in Excel freezing:

    Excel... check the specific spreadsheet(s) workbook(s) that they're having problems with.... we've had a few cases where people are causing problems with data references and other wonderful things that they find when googling for a solution. Like statically referencing another file on their desktop or personal share and then sending the file to someone else only to find that it doesn't work for the other person.

    Had issues where someone added some vbs and it caused the file to crash.



  • @Emad-R said in Excel freezing:

    take the data
    create new excel file
    paste that date, no format, or reduce formatting as much as possible.

    I have also had people do this to fix weird issues. It has fixed some.



  • @VoIP_n00b said in Excel freezing:

    Excel is a bitch

    Especially, here. They are running all their forecasts through it. Excel using something like 16GB of RAM for one sheet.



  • @notverypunny said in Excel freezing:

    d for sure! - the search function on the open screen would not allow them to click into the search box. It just sat there dumb... you could close

    Not that I am aware of - I'd have to check the dates on any updates installed.



  • @wrx7m said in Excel freezing:

    @Emad-R said in Excel freezing:

    take the data
    create new excel file
    paste that date, no format, or reduce formatting as much as possible.

    I have also had people do this to fix weird issues. It has fixed some.

    yeah, some of these files are 30 years old.



  • @wrx7m said in Excel freezing:

    @VoIP_n00b said in Excel freezing:

    Excel is a bitch

    Especially, here. They are running all their forecasts through it. Excel using something like 16GB of RAM for one sheet.

    As much as that likely belongs on a DB server somewhere - who's going to set it up? and program the new interface, etc?



  • @Dashrender said in Excel freezing:

    @wrx7m said in Excel freezing:

    @Emad-R said in Excel freezing:

    take the data
    create new excel file
    paste that date, no format, or reduce formatting as much as possible.

    I have also had people do this to fix weird issues. It has fixed some.

    yeah, some of these files are 30 years old.

    30 years old. Sheeez. Those could have originated on Lotus. Copy / past like previously suggested might do some good.



  • @Dashrender said in Excel freezing:

    @wrx7m said in Excel freezing:

    @VoIP_n00b said in Excel freezing:

    Excel is a bitch

    Especially, here. They are running all their forecasts through it. Excel using something like 16GB of RAM for one sheet.

    As much as that likely belongs on a DB server somewhere - who's going to set it up? and program the new interface, etc?

    Ever use Microsoft Dynamics? Uses a backend database with Excel as the front end. Most horrendous mishmash I've ever seen. That was the 2005 version, so hopefully outdated by now.



  • @Dashrender said in Excel freezing:

    @wrx7m said in Excel freezing:

    @VoIP_n00b said in Excel freezing:

    Excel is a bitch

    Especially, here. They are running all their forecasts through it. Excel using something like 16GB of RAM for one sheet.

    As much as that likely belongs on a DB server somewhere - who's going to set it up? and program the new interface, etc?

    yeah. that has been in the works for over a year. We are syncing the data to SQL and then will be able to run queries and also export it to Domo.


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