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Error: Numeric Field Overflow

Solution or Workaround

What does the error 'Numeric Field Overflow' mean?

Cause:

This error message can occur for a couple reasons:

1: The table or spreadsheet being imported has exceeded the maximum number of characters allowed in an Atlas .dbf table.

2: The table or spreadsheet being imported has one or more column improperly defined as number when they should be string.

Solution:

Change the column definitions in Excel before importing the table or spreadsheet.

If this does not work, try saving the file as a .dbf or .tx tab delimited instead of an .xls.