Error 413 when using filter on large dashboard

  • 8 November 2018
  • 2 replies

I have a dashboard containing 21 single tiles, and I’m trying to create a filter applying to 15 of them. Each has a separate table calculation, that can’t be avoided since columns are aggregates. When creating a new dashboard filter and selecting the tiles to update, I get the following error:

The http code for error 413 is “entity too large”. Is there a way to avoid this, or is this a request for Looker backend to improve?

2 replies

Userlevel 2

Hi there,

This error can be returned by the proxy that sits in front of the Looker server. Is your instance on-prem or hosted? If it is on-prem, you could try and increase the client_max_body_size on the proxy.



Userlevel 1

I hit this 413 error also.  In my case, there was an invalid filter value passed to a parameter or filter.  (There were ~40 filters also, but those can work!).  If you ever run into this, I recommend checking the Admin → Query monitor to see if there is more information on failed queries.