Large Log files When Connecting to Cube Data Sources

Published: 12 May 2016
Last Modified Date: 07 Sep 2017


Log files are very large and daily need to be cleared for both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server when connecting to cube data source.

Additionally, after upgrading Tableau Server the vizqlserver logs generated by Tableau Server may be large enough to fill up the hard disk. The same issue would occur when accessing the Dashboard with Tableau Desktop. When opening this same dashboard and performing same actions on the Dashboard, you notice that the log file size from (for example) Tableau Desktop 9.0.3 (67MB) are smaller than in Tableau Desktop 9.3 (1GB)


  • Cube Data source
  • Tableau Desktop 9.1.9, 9.2.7, 9.3.0 and earlier versions
  • Tableau Server 9.1.9, 9.2.7, 9.3.1 and earlier versions


This behavior is related to a known issue (503368) that has been fixed.
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