Unable To Upload Workbook Due To 50 MB Size Limit

Published: 18 Sep 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


When you upload the workbook in Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server (From the Home or Explore pages, select New > Workbook Upload*), it fails with 50 MB size limit error message. 
*This feature was added in version 2020.2. 


  • Tableau Cloud 
  • Tableau Server 2020.2 or later 


As a workaround, use Tableau Desktop to publish a workbook that is more than 50MB. 
Files must be 50 MB or smaller to be uploaded from Tableau Server/Online per design.

Additional Information

Upload Workbooks to a Tableau Site
3.. In the dialog that opens, do either of the following:
  • Select Choose a file to select a .twb or .twbx file from your computer
  • Drag and drop a file into the upload area of the dialog.
Files must be 50 MB or smaller to be uploaded.
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