Maximum No. of Columns & Rows Supported by LibreOffice Calc

Although LibreOffice Calc is considered one of the powerful spreadsheet applications, it does have limitations when it comes to the maximum number of rows, columns, and cells it can handle. Here are the maximum values for each category.

Maximum number of Columns per worksheet: 16,384 (from Column A to XFD)

This means that you can have up to 16384 different columns in a single worksheet. Columns are used to organize and categorize data horizontally.

Maximum number of Rows per worksheet: 1,048,576

This limit allows you to have up to 1,048,576 rows in a single worksheet. Rows are used to store and display data vertically.

Maximum number of Cells per worksheet: 17,179,869,184

A cell is the intersection of a row and a column, where you can enter and manipulate data. Calc supports up to 17,179,869,184 cells in a single worksheet.

Maximum number of characters in one cell: 32,767

This limit refers to the maximum number of characters (letters, numbers, and symbols) that can be entered in a single cell. It is important to note that excessively long text may affect performance and readability.

Maximum number of worksheets in a workbook: 10,000

Calc allows you to have up to 10,000 worksheets within a single workbook. Worksheets are separate sheets within a file, where you can organize and analyze different sets of data.


Understanding these limitations helps you make the most of LibreOffice Calc’s capabilities and ensures efficient handling of your data.

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July 29, 2023 7:08 AM

Thanks for the detail.. I was looking for the exact number for days.

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