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Error "The content you are trying to upload will exceed the site's capacity" Publishing to Tableau Online


Published: 08 Dec 2017
Last Modified Date: 16 Mar 2018

Issue

When trying to publish content to Tableau Online which exceeds the 100 GB limit, the following error occurs:
 
Publish failure 
The content you are trying to upload will exceed the site's capacity

Environment

  • Tableau Online

Resolution

To workaround the issue, try the below options to reduce the amount of data on your Tableau Online site. 

Option 1 
Rather than using embedded extracts in each workbook, publish the extracts so that they can be utilized by other workbooks and users. See Publish a Data Source and Replace Data Sources for more information. 

Option 2
Use live connections rather than extracts. See Keep Data Fresh and Introducing the Tableau Bridge: live queries to on-premises data from Tableau Online for more information. 

Cause

The publish request exceeds the 100 Gigabytes storage limit of the Tableau Online site. 
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