Is it true (or outdated info) what it says at page 46 of the PDF version of the Desktop document: If there are more than 100,000 rows in the data source, you will need to filter the data. ??
I tried with 100,001 Excel records and didn't encounter any problem.
The Online Help file does not mention this constraint.
That applies only to workbooks you want to upload to Tableau Public.
Using a fully licensed version of Tableau Desktop allows you to connect to data of any size (hardware/driver limitations apply)