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  Asked By: Loretta    Date: Mar 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3382

I have an excel file that I am trying to export to create a new
SharePoint 2007 list. When I use Excel 2007, there is a column that is a single
line of text, which is correct. When I use the same file with Excel 2010, the
column is changed multiple lines of text.

I want to keep the column as single line of text so I can sort on it in the
SharePoint list. I am unable to change the multiple lines of text into a single
line after the list is created in SharePoint. Any ideas why Excel 2010 would
handle this column of data differently? Or a way to define the column types in



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Leanna Merritt     Answered On: Mar 11

Perhaps because the single-line text is default 255 characters? (At least, true
in 2007.) Do you have any fields that are more than that?

Answer #2    Answered By: Britany Baird     Answered On: Mar 11

but i did already check that and none of the fields are over 255. They
are actually quite small.

Answer #3    Answered By: Brittani Morton     Answered On: Mar 11

It might also happen if the fields have any sort of rich text formatting
in them.

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