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Published Workbook Size is Larger than the Size of the Local Copy


Published: 21 Oct 2014
Last Modified Date: 11 Jul 2016

Issue

After publishing workbook to Tableau Server or Tableau Online, the size of the workbook is significantly larger than the original packaged workbook.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online

Resolution

This behavior is by design.

Cause

When saved as a packaged workbook (.twbx) on a local computer, the files are compressed, resulting in a smaller file size.

Additional Information

If the .twbx file is unzipped using a standard unzipping tool, it will turn into a file folder. The size of this unzipped folder will be very close to the size of the published workbook.
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