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How to find what formula uses more memory in excel

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by Anbuselvam K, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Anbuselvam K

    Anbuselvam K Member


    I have Excel workbook with a memory of 8MB which is having normal formulation, array formulation and macro codes. I saved the same file in binary format then it is reduced to 5MB.

    I want to determine which formula is taking more memory or what are all taking memories in the sheet.

    Can anyone please suggest the way to find the same?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Hui

    Hui Excel Ninja Staff Member

    I don't think think Formulas take up much space and they are easily compressed
    What generally stops file being shrunk is embedded pictures and other objects (Controls etc). Pivot Caches also take up room.

    Have a read of: https://trumpexcel.com/reduce-excel-file-size/
  3. Chihiro

    Chihiro Excel Ninja

    Another thing to keep in mind is all the custom formats etc.

    Excel uses Office Open XML file format to store info. Each distinct format type will be stored as it's own xml node and will take up more memory than shared format.
  4. Anbuselvam K

    Anbuselvam K Member

    Thanks for your valuable reply.

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