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Error: "Error creating N x M image" When Adding a Crosstab to a Dashboard


Published: 21 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 25 Jul 2017

Issue

When adding an extraordinarily large crosstab to a dashboard, the following error may occur: "Error creating N x M image" (where M is usually in the millions).

For example, a 700K rows crosstab with 8 dimensions would cause an error similar to: "Error creating 934 x 8,589,884 image".
 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Use filters to reduce the amount of data rows in the table as much as possible.

Cause

This error indicates an out-of-memory issue.
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