calc: jumbo sheets on windows (never gonna happen)

Dan Lewis elderdanlewis at
Tue Oct 6 18:58:50 UTC 2020

 From my perspective, one needs to learn how to create a database in 
Base including tables, queries, forms and report when working with this 
much data. It is designed to handle large amounts of it. MySQL, 
Postgresql, and Oracle can be used as a backend  for Base being the 
front end.


On 10/6/20 12:09, Noel Grandin wrote:
> Hi
> i.e. very large spreadsheets of up to 16 million rows.
> So I did some more investigation into this. In various places, we need 
> to accumulate things like row-heights and other things, numbers which, 
> with jumbo sheets, easily exceed 32-bits.
> All over the place, we pass these values through 
> sal_uLong/sal_Long/long/unsigned long.
> Which is 32-bits on Windows. Doh!
> Honestly, the only solution I can think of (and one I confidently 
> expect us to reject), is that we declare a flag day, and search and 
> replace sal_Long/sal_uLong/long/unsigned long with a 64-bit type 
> across the ENTIRE code base.
> Regards, Noel Grandin.
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