So I'm working in Microsoft Excel today and I get this great error message. It's about as unspecific a warning as you can get. I've been working with Microsoft products for quite a while, but this message has to be one of the best (REAL) messages I've ever personally seen. Here's the image:
Catastrophic failure? Ever been in the middle of writing a long paper and had Microsoft Word crash on you before you could save your work? I always thought that was a catastrophic failure. As a side note – always remember to save your documents often!
At least this time I was doing something that is out of the ordinary and is data intensive. For anyone who is technically inclined, I was querying a local database and converting that data to a local data cube for analysis with ProClarity. Ignore this line – In acronym land that would be: using MSQE in Excel to hit an SQL db using ODBC to do some BI analysis on my EUs in EMA for FPD with my PC from TX in the USA. Some of the tables have over 50,000 rows of data, but I've done the exact same query before.
Oh well, I thought