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bvbull200
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How to Fix: [expression.error] there were too many elements in the enumeration to complete

I have a report that has been set up and running fine for about 6 months, now.  Recently, one of the SQL tables that is part of this report was updated.  It is a table that basically tells which salesperson is assigned to which account.  We used to have a number of unassigned accounts, but now they all have an assignment.


That table is listed in basically this format:

 

Account NumberSalesperson NumberJob Function
10001123ZI
10002456ZI
10002789ZO
10003183ZI

 

ZI is an inside salesperson and ZO is an outside salesperson.  All accounts have a ZI, but only some have a ZO.  That is pivoted in its originally query to look like this (after some column renaming and such):


Account NumberInside SalespersonOutside Salesperson
10001123--
10002789456
10003183--

 

That is the query result that gets merged in to my large query that includes transactional data.

 

Just yesterday, I tried to refresh and started throwing the following error:

 

ole db or odbc error: [expression.error] there were too many elements in the enumeration to complete the operation

 

If I take off any refreshes relating to the query that has the salesperson data, I can refresh, but that query and/or any query in to which it is merged will fail to refresh.

 

I cannot begin to understand where I should look for the error since it isn't defined for me.  I have pulled that SQL table in to a .txt file and I can pivot it in Power Query in Excel no problem.  I evaluated the results (about 275k rows) and did not find any anomalies that stood out (i.e. text in a number field).  No duplicate rows, either. 

 

Where should I be looking to resolve this problem?  What is the error trying to communicate?  What minor change to the data would have all of a sudden thrown this error?

 

I appreciate your input.

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I don't think that is it, either. I import this data, not query against it directly. The data changes very infrequently, too, and only during overnight batch processes, so it wouldn't be going on during my data load.

I don't know how/why this fixed it, but what I did was reverse the steps of the query merge and the pivoting of columns. Like a multiplication problem, the order of the factors was irrelevant to the end result, but when I switched them around, I'm getting the data to load properly and without that error.

I wish I better understood the error to be able to explain why that works (especially since the error didn't follow any change to the design), but at least it's running.

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bvbull200
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Some additional info:

 

I cannot throw the error in Power Query.  I go through all of the steps for this query and it throws no error.  It is only when I try to refresh that I get the error on the query which contains the merged data. If I remove these steps, it works:

 

bvbull200_0-1600282397622.png

 

Those have been in place from day 1 and only just now are causing an issue.  I can't seem to work around it.  If I had some way of knowing what the error acutally means or where to look for the problem, I'd be better off, but I can't find that anywhere.

 

Desperate for guidance.

Hi @bvbull200 ,

 

Is it due to the continuous update of your data that the merged query contains duplicate columns?

The current way I can reproduce this error is to do it like the following.

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Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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I don't think that is it, either. I import this data, not query against it directly. The data changes very infrequently, too, and only during overnight batch processes, so it wouldn't be going on during my data load.

I don't know how/why this fixed it, but what I did was reverse the steps of the query merge and the pivoting of columns. Like a multiplication problem, the order of the factors was irrelevant to the end result, but when I switched them around, I'm getting the data to load properly and without that error.

I wish I better understood the error to be able to explain why that works (especially since the error didn't follow any change to the design), but at least it's running.

nandic
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@bvbull200 ,

Check out this link, hope it will help.
It has nice explanation and steps to resolve the problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTXQ77Vf5Gc

Thanks @nandic for sharing that great video, very instructive.

You deserve a kudos!

m

Thank you for the suggestion.

 

I have watched that video in my research, but I do not think it applies to my situation?  I can pivot the columns just fine (and have done so for the last 6 months).  They appear is the right order with the right data available.  It is when I merge that query with another that I end up with a step that is throwing this error. 

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