Excel import out of memory error upon loading

UserBird Dataiker, Alpha Tester Posts: 535 Dataiker
I am trying to load a 15MB .xlsx file but I get out of memory error, how can I solve this issue?


  • cperdigou
    cperdigou Alpha Tester, Dataiker Alumni Posts: 115 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Due to the way Excel files are formatted they require a very large amount of memory to be loaded.

    You can export you Excel file to a .csv file, and load the .csv file into Dataiku. Large CSV files will not cause any problem.
  • Clément_Stenac
    Clément_Stenac Dataiker, Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Registered Posts: 753 Dataiker

    At the moment, DSS cannot handle large Excel files as it needs around 100-200 times the size of the file as amount of memory. We'd recommend that you use Excel to open your file and export it to CSV.

    This is a topic we're working on for the next release of DSS.
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