1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 9, 2012 8:24 PM by Jonathan Drummey

    Is there a maximum number of fields allowed?

    keith.mccarthy

      It appears only 255 may be imported from Excel.  Is that true?

       

      Thank you in advance

        • 1. Re: Is there a maximum number of fields allowed?
          Jonathan Drummey

          I'm pretty sure it's a limitation of the MS JET engine that Tableau makes use of, I've run into this with Access as well. One thing to keep in mind is that really wide data like that will slow Tableau down, so it's worthwhile now to look into ways to reduce the # of fields, create multiple data sources for different categories of data, and/or reshape your data. If you really need that many columns, using an intermediate DB like MySQL might be the way to go.