Excel - read only access

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Hi,  Is there a maximum number is there a maximum number of read only users for an a Excel file please? We have Office 365 / OneDrive

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There are limitations everywhere in life, sometimes also in excel.

I don't know how many files can be read at the same time in a specific case, but this is certainly dependent on or influenced by other factors.

Depending on where the file is, which office version the other users use, etc.

The only thing I can add here are these links...if you help I'll appreciate it, if not...just ignore it.

Collaborate on Excel workbooks at the same time with co-authoring

Add several users at the same time to Microsoft 365 - Admin Help

Restrictions and limitations in OneDrive and SharePoint

Excel specifications and limits


As far as I can remember, the recommended maximum number of concurrent editors was 10.

The maximum was 99.

But I'm not sure if this is still the case today and with which Excel version it is a restriction (I think... without being sure, this was with Excel online).


Thank you for your understanding and patience



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