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File Size Discrepancy for Packaged Workbooks Downloaded From Tableau Server


Published: 07 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Aug 2016

Issue

When downloading packaged workbooks (.twbx files) from Tableau Server, the size of the downloaded packaged workbook might differ in size when compared to the same workbook on Tableau Server.

Environment

Tableau Server

Resolution

This is expected behavior. Verify that the downloaded workbook contains the same data as the workbook on Tableau Server by opening the workbook in Tableau Desktop and checking the contents. 

Cause

Workbooks are stored on Tableau Server as a .twb file with data. Workbooks downloaded from Tableau Server are packaged workbooks (.twbx) which are compressed. The file compression alters the overall size of the workbook.
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