Mac OS error: Too many open files in system

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    When creating an extract on a Mac, the following error might occur:



    Tableau Data Engine Error 103: Too many open files system

    • Tableau Desktop 10.0.0
    • Mac OS

    Check the file limits:

    • Open Terminal
    • Run this command: launchctl limit maxfiles




    The last two columns are the limits, how many files a given process can have open and how many files overall can be open.



    Additional Information

    If the limits are low, set them higher. The steps for changing the file limit are here:

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