Limit what can be exported to Excel/CSV



Is there a way to limit the number of rows which can be downloaded as xlsx/csv? We we have users who try to download very large and wide tables and that makes Metabase unavailable with 100% CPU usage. Does anyone have a similar problem? Thanks.

Your browser and its version: Chrome 71.
Your operating system: Windows 7/10
The type of database(s) you’ve connected to Metabase: MSSQL
The version of Metabase you’re running: 0.31.2
Metabase hosting environment: Windows server
Metabase’s internal database type: PostgreSQL


There’s a few issues open about similar issue. Have a look at this issue and read some of the referenced issues too.
It doesn’t look like there’s a solution. If you cannot teach people, then a hack would be to run Metabase in reverse proxy and remove/hide the download icon-button.