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Warning Banner "Grouping functionality is disabled due to the large domain size of this column" Displays And Cannot Create Groups In Web Authoring


Published: 15 Jun 2021
Last Modified Date: 15 Jun 2021

Issue

Cannot create groups in web authoring and the following warning banner is displayed. The grouping functionality is disabled.

Grouping functionality is disabled due to the large domain size of this column
 

Environment

  • Tableau Server 2019.1 or newer
  • Tableau Online

Resolution

Reduce the number of group member of the field. 
You may also use Tableau Desktop to edit/create a group as a temporary workaround, but after publishing the workbook, the limitation still applies upon Web Authoring. 

Cause

This occurs when e.g. a field that you use to create a group contains more than 100,000 records.
There is a limit of 100,000 members to create a group in web authoring.
 

Additional Information

When the size of the group member is too large, opening the group dialog can be very time consuming. 
In addition, the query generated by a huge group will be complicated, and may affect the stability.
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