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WebCenter Spaces - Changing the Maximum File Upload Size (2Mb is default not 2Gb) (Doc ID 1298746.1)

Last updated on JULY 07, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In WebCenter Spaces, in spite of what is being documented and on the popup seen in WebCenter Spaces, files uploads onto the Universal Content Management is not possible to be done above 2Mb, by default.

There has been customers finding themselves in a position where it would appear that the default limitation (2Mb) is actually smaller. For those cases, this same note and solution did solve their issue.


There can be seen an error after clicking the 'Upload' button within the WebCenter Spaces UI:

Warning: The file upload failed.
The file could not be uploaded because it is too large.
Enter the file name and location. Files must be less than 2GB

The error message is wrong, as it always says the file must be less than 2GB regardless of the real file upload size. Do remember that this is not a WebCenter Content (former UCM) restriction, eg, it is a recommendation from the WebCenter product side. Ideally this value should be keep to a somewhat small value (a few MBs). The error message should take the value of max file size upload, which was set from webcenter-config.xml.

This is related to the following bug:

The bug is fixed in WebCenter PS5 (

Documentation reference:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) -- Part Number E12405-11
11.11 Changing the Maximum File Upload Size


No change.

It is a documentation issue in Oracle WebCenter PS3 (


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