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CQL Command COPY FROM fails - field larger than the field limit

This troubleshooting guide describes what to do when Scylla fails to import data using the CQL COPY FROM command


When trying to use the CQL command COPY FROM, the following error message is displayed:

Failed to import XXX rows: Error - field larger than field limit (131072),  given up after Y attempts


  1. Locate your .cqlshrc file, which is usually under $HOME.

  2. Add the following line to that file:

field_size_limit = 1000000000
  1. Optionally, adjust field_size_limit according to fit.

  2. Try again

Additional References


CQL Reference