Overview

Velixo "Classic"

Velixo (our "Classic" product) supports Excel for Windows (v2010 and higher - Excel 365 recommended).

When using Excel for Windows, Velixo Classic is the recommended product.

Velixo NX

Velixo NX is the upcoming next generation of Velixo reporting - built using the latest extensibility technologies available in current versions of Excel 365 on Mac and on the web.

Each platform (Mac, Online, and Windows) has its own advantages. There are also certain limitations to using Velixo NX with either Excel for Mac or Excel Online.


Unsupported Velixo Features

Currently, there are two specific Velixo features that are not available in the preview version of Velixo NX:

  • Writeback

  • Distribution Lists

The Velixo team is constantly working on adding new capabilities to Velixo NX.


Generic Inquiry Limitations

Both Excel for Mac and Excel Online use web browsers for displaying data (Excel for Mac uses the Safari browser).

With those products, there is a 5MB limit to the amount of data that can be returned/displayed by a single function. While the number of rows that can be displayed by a Velixo GI() function is also dependent upon the number of columns returned, we have found that this limit translates to somewhere between 25000 and 50000 rows.


VBA Limitations

With Excel for Mac, VBA only supports accessing basic Excel functionality. It is not currently possible to access the Velixo VBA functions when using Excel for Mac.


Speed Comparison

The time necessary to run a report will vary depending on the platform being used.

While Velixo is always striving to enhance the functionality and performance of all our products, in order to help our customers understand what to expect from each platform, here is a general comparison of the time needed to run the same report using Excel for Windows (with Velixo Reports Classic), Excel Online (using Chrome and Velixo NX), and Excel for Mac (using Velixo NX and Excel for Mac's integration with Safari).

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(This comparison assumes all other aspects being equal - report, computer speed, etc.)

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