Sheet exceeded the maximum recommended size

Has anyone received this error message before?  What are the options for large data?



  • This is the error message

    Smartsheet Large Size.png

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi David,

    How many rows/columns do you have in the sheet? Do you have large attachments?

    I hope this helps you!


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  • I received this before when collecting data.  Once my sheet reached I think it was 5000 entries (no attachments 22 columns) it automatically closed my form.   I didn't realize until someone notified me that the form link was broken.

  • Mike L.
    Mike L. ✭✭✭

    I save multiple data files to a smartsheet workspace then run the report using the entire workspace as the source (see "Where?" in report builder). 

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams Top Contributor


    5000 rows

    200 columns

    200,000 cells (not 5000x200)


  • baddams
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    Is there a file size limit as well? I am receiving that error on a sheet with only 3000 rows and about 30 columns.

  • Mariam_Lolua
    Mariam_Lolua ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm facing the same problem with 3333 rows...

  • Paul Newcome
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    @Mariam_Lolua Can you provide more details as to the setup and desired function of your sheet(s)? Unfortunately there is no way to increase the limits per sheet, but there could be a solution using multiple sheets in conjunction with various other features that could help your sheet continue to work without exceeding said limits.