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3160278 - Limitation on the reports "too many models"


We still receive the message (too many models) in some reports after the reports limit has been removed


Process documentation

Process documentation is not affected, it's currently limited to 250 diagrams.

Excel 97 limitations

Many of the reports use MS Excel 97 (".xls") and this format is subject to some restrictions on the maximum number of columns/rows allowed:

Max. Columns: 255
Max. Lines: 65,536
If one of these limits is reached, you receive an error message ("too many models"), which means that you have to reduce the number of diagrams. Whether these limits are reached depends heavily on the diagrams and the report used. For example, the Document Usage report creates a new column for each diagram and document used.

The following reports tend to hit the MS Excel 97 limit:

  • Documents usage
  • Responsibility transfer matrix
  • Responsibility assignment matrix / RACI
  • Resource consumption analytics

Smart Folder
Smart folders are not affected. The Smart Folder is currently limited to 250 diagrams.

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