Error "[Simba][Gauss] (20) Query execution failed" Extracting Google BigQuery

Published: 26 Nov 2013
Last Modified Date: 29 Jun 2017


When you try to create an extract from Google BigQuery, the following error might occur:

[Simba][Gauss] (20) Query execution failed. Response too large to return
Unable to create extract


  • Tableau Desktop 8.0 and later versions
  • Google BigQuery


Limit the size of the extract by creating an extract filter. For more information, see Extracting Data in the Tableau knowledge base.


This error occurs when you attempt to create extracts with Google BigQuery results that are larger than 128 MB. Google limits BigQuery results to 128 MB compressed.

Additional Information

The following links provide more information about the size limitations on Google BigQuery response. 
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