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When upload the file, the error "Cannot Upload Excel Files. File too large. Maximum size: 1.0GB" occurs


Published: 18 Aug 2022
Last Modified Date: 19 Aug 2022

Issue

When trying to upload an Excel file, the following error occurs.

"Can't Upload Excel Files. File too large. Maximum size: 1.0GB."

Environment

  • Tableau Cloud
  • Tableau Server
  • Text-based file((.xlsx, .csv, .tsv)
  • Excel

Resolution

As a workaround, connect to the file which is over 1GB from Tableau Desktop, create an extract, then publish it to Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server.
Once the data is published to Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server, it can be used for Web Authoring.

Cause

It's limitation for the current release of Tableau Cloud and Tableau Server.
The maximum file size is 1GB when uploading the Excel, text-based files from Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server.
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