Cube view export to CSV or XLSX fails with non-descript error

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Article ID: 221001

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Products

IT Analytics

Issue/Introduction

While exporting a cube view, the following error window is displayed:

An examination of the POST headers captured by the browser's developer tools reveals the following for DetailsGridExport.aspx:

error=XML for Analysis parser: The XML for Analysis request timed out before it was completed. Timeout value: 3600 sec

Cause

The XML process handled by the SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS) is reaching the server's timeout limit before completing the generation of the export file.

Environment

Release : 2.9.x

Component : Cube Browser

Resolution

Change the value of the SSAS setting ServerTimeout from 3600 to 360000:

  1. Using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), connect to the Analysis Services server hosting the IT Analytics cubes
  2. In Object Explorer, right-click the SSAS server's hostname and select Properties
  3. In the Analysis Server Properties window, select the General page
  4. Select the box labelled Show Advanced (All) Properties
  5. Locate the setting ServerTimeout
  6. Change the Value of ServerTimeout to 360000
  7. Click the OK button
  8. Restart the SQL Server Analysis Services service

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