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Long Processing Time When Adding Fields to a Tableau View


Published: 18 May 2020
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2020

Issue

When adding a dimension to a view, the processing time is longer than expected.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Cause

The greater the number of marks, the more processing power and memory that is required to render them. Further, when creating a dense data view, the underlying queries might be time-consuming and significantly degrade system performance. 

Additional Information

The number of marks is indicated at the lower left corner of the Tableau Desktop window in the status bar.

For general tips to improve workbook performance, see this Help document.
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