Download, export, and upload limitations

Sigma provides many ways to download your data or export it to other systems. In addition, you can upload CSV files to Sigma. Limits apply, as described in the following tables.

One million row export limitation for all exports

Sigma has a 1 million row export limit for all exports. If your data exceeds the limit, Sigma trims it to 1 million rows.

Download or export file type limitations

Sigma has the following limits for downloading or exportingΒ  file types.

Download or export typeLimits
CSV (.csv, a comma-separated text file)1 million rows

1 million rows

Max columns: 16,384

Max string UTF-8 characters: 32,767

Max URLs: 65,530

Max URL length: 2079 characters

Max cell limit for pivot tables: 5 millionΒ Β 

If any limit is exceeded Sigma trims the data down to the limit.


No download limit.

PDF: general

No download limit.Β 

PDF: tables and pivot tables

By default, table and pivot tables in exported PDFs only display the number of rows that appear on the dashboard. To display more rows in your export, there is an option to show up to 1,000 rows per table. You cannot export more than 1,000 rows per table.Β 

Destination limitations

Sigma has the following limits for export recipients and destinations.


30MB, combined for all attachments.

An error message occurs if the limit is exceeded.

Google SheetsΒ 

5 million cells per table.

Sigma trims cells exceeding the limit.

Google's limit is 10 million cells per sheet file, including all tabs. If you export to an existing sheet such that the sheet becomes larger than 10 million cells, there will be an error.Β 


1GB single file limit.

An error message occurs if the limit is exceeded.

CSV upload limitations

The maximum file size for uploading a CSV (.csv) file is 100MB.