Maximum Limit for Rows or Columns of Data

Published: 04 Apr 2014
Last Modified Date: 26 Apr 2023


Is there a maximum number of rows or columns of data that Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server can connect to?


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server


Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server do not have any enforced row or column limits for the amount of data that can be imported.
Physical and theoretical limits are determined by a large number of factors, including the following:
  • Hardware resources, such as RAM, CPU, and disk space.
  • The capabilities and limitations of the underlying data source.
  • Perceived performance and usability.

Additional Information

When working with large data sets, a number of techniques can improve query performance. For more information, see Optimize Workbook Performance.

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