This Excel issue is an annoying error for many users worldwide. Sometimes, it appears when you try to paste the copied data from your online Excel Worksheet to another version of the Excel program. Whenever you try to open an Excel online version, it keeps a copy of files and text as temporary content. The online version of Excel syncs automatically with temporary files and new changes in Excel made by you. Excel tries to validate every time when you try to copy or paste it. If it failed to verify with the online version, that puts the operation on hold. And this is the main reason for retrieving data, wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy the again error. Here are some fixation of retrieving data issues in MS Excel;
Solutions of Retrieving Data, Wait a Few Seconds Issue
1.Try Using Another Web Browser
This issue is usually mostly seen in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers. According to IT experts, you have to consider changing the internet browser from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to another (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera).
2. Download an Offline Copy of the Document
For this method, you must have an installed version of MS Office on your PC. From the online version of MS Excel, you need to download the document data and open that file with the installed version of Excel on your PC. Most of the users claimed that they have solved that copy-cut issue in this method.
You can follow these steps to download an offline copy of your Excel document,
Step-1, Open the Excel document that is having an issue with copy and cut.
Step-2 Head to the File tab, located in the left top corner of your Excel page. Click on it to see file options.
Step-3, From the options of files tab, find Save As and click on it. Now, you can see some options, from these options find Download a Copy and click on it to download the Excel document.
This downloaded Excel document is available offline, and you can open this document with the installed version of Excel on your PC.
3. Re-paste the Text
This is one of the simplest and quickest ways to fix the retrieving data issues. Though it takes only a few seconds, yet it is one of the most effective ways to fix this cut or copy error of Excel.
To Re-paste the text
In the online version of MS Excel, deselect every column, row, and text of your worksheet. Wait a few seconds (I recommend 30-40 seconds) and try again to select for copy or cut,
4. Open the Excel Online App in the Desktop Version of Excel
Using the desktop version of Excel could help you to get rid of this MS Excel error. You can open the document of Excel web version in your desktop version of MS Excel.
Follow these steps to open web Excel app in the desktop version of Excel,
Step- 1: Open the online version of MS Excel and click on the File tab.
Step-2: From the MS Excel File tab, go to Save as/Download as > Microsoft Excel (.xisx) and wait until the document is downloaded.
Now, open the downloaded Excel documents with the installed version of MS Excel on your PC.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Could restarting the browser can help to fix this retrieving data error?
Yes, restarting the browser can sometimes help you to fix the retrieving data errors. In this case, you have to save the Excel document.
Closing the Excel browser tab and re-open it in another tab can fix it?
Well, in rare case scenarios, a switching tab can be a good solution for you to fix this type of error. You can try this, but I can’t assure you that it could actually help you to fix the issue.
How can I automatically refresh data in MS Excel?
To automatically refresh data in Excel at regular intervals, click on the usage tab and select Refresh Every Checkbox, and enter the number to select the refresh delay timer.
At this point, you already know how to solve the retrieving data error in MS Excel. Ignoring Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge as web browsers will reduce the probability of happening retrieving data issues in Excel.