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Troubleshooting Timeouts with Import Refresh

Chris Webb begins a series on troubleshooting timeouts:

If you’re working with a large Power BI dataset and/or a slow data source in Import mode it can be very frustrating to run into timeout errors after you have already waited a long time for a refresh to finish. There are a number of different types of timeout that you might run into, and in this series I’ll look at a few of them and discuss some of the ways you can work around them.

In this post I’ll look at one of the most commonly-encountered timeouts: the limit on the maximum length of time an Import mode dataset refresh can take. 

Click through to see the limits and ways to (sort of) get around them.