Unable To Create An Extract In Salesforce. Error: unable to grow file partition '' from <> to <> bytes

Published: 10 Oct 2019
Last Modified Date: 14 Jul 2021


When creating an extract to Salesforce, upon joining multiple tables and being prompted with error

"unable to grow file partition '' from <> to <> bytes"


  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Tableau Prep Builder


  • Ensure that the machine where the extract is created have enough storage space to create the extract
  • Empty the Windows TEMP folder (default location: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp). 
  • Note: if the Windows TEMP folder is not located at the above default's location, please work with your IT team to find it
  • Limit the size of the extract, by attempting the following
    1. Filters
    2. Aggregate the data in the extract 
    3. Hide unused columns before creating an extract in order to speed extract creation and to preserve storage space


The machine does not have enough space to successfully create the extract or perform running a flow.

Additional Information

This error may also occur on Tableau Prep Builder upon running a flow. 
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