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abhi9255
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How to set command timeout option

My query is taking more time to refresh and when i refresh im getting command timeout error .

So i need to set command timeout option in Power BI desktop but it is disabled at the moment how to enable it??

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Hi @abhi9255,

 

For SQL database, we can change the command timeout in Advanced options of  Data source settings directly.

 

ser.png

 

And here is the M code for your reference.

 

 

 

let
    Source = Sql.Databases("Servername", [CommandTimeout=#duration(0, 0, 35, 0)]),
    TestGatewayDocs = Source{[Name="databasename"]}[Data],
    dbo_Product3 = databasename{[Schema="dbo",Item="Product3"]}[Data]
in
    dbo_Product3

 

Regards,

Frank

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
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v-frfei-msft
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Hi @abhi9255,

 

What is your data source? I take a Excel data source as an example. In power bi desktop, firstly, go to the query editor, then you can edit your M code in Advanced Editor to set command timeout. See below image.

 

22.png

 

Here is the M code for your reference.

 

let
    Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents("filepath"), null, true,[timeout=#duration(0,0,30,0)]),
    Sheet1_Sheet = Source{[Item="Sheet1",Kind="Sheet"]}[Data],
    #"Promoted Headers" = Table.PromoteHeaders(Sheet1_Sheet, [PromoteAllScalars=true]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Promoted Headers",{{"id", Int64.Type}})
in
    #"Changed Type"

 

For the parameter, the values represent Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds. So, this setting represents a timeout of 30 minutes.

 

Regards,

Frank

Community Support Team _ Frank
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I am using SQL Server Database as my source

Hi @abhi9255,

 

For SQL database, we can change the command timeout in Advanced options of  Data source settings directly.

 

ser.png

 

And here is the M code for your reference.

 

 

 

let
    Source = Sql.Databases("Servername", [CommandTimeout=#duration(0, 0, 35, 0)]),
    TestGatewayDocs = Source{[Name="databasename"]}[Data],
    dbo_Product3 = databasename{[Schema="dbo",Item="Product3"]}[Data]
in
    dbo_Product3

 

Regards,

Frank

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the others find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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This does not necessarily help! We are running queries against an MSSQL DB and no matter where these values are set, the flows can fail after around 15 minutes due to timeout issues. You may need to contact the DB or Gateway admin to adjust the settings on their side.

 

Anonymous
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I have many queries in the power i report, and i have also set up command timeout, But still when i try to refresh it fails with MSSql timeout error for one particular table.

 

Also how do you decide how much  Command timeout should be ?

asazure://westus.asazure.windows.net/ucmbusinessanalyticscube

 

My source is the above from analysis services. How do I change the timeout code there?

Anonymous
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Hi, what if Tabular is the source?

Where you can change timeout for PowerBI?

Anonymous
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Hi, @v-frfei-msft 

I keep getting scheduled refresh fails due to
Before the data import for (Data Source Name) finished, its data source timed out.

Why is there no option like this for PBI desktop for other sources like excel?

Hi @abhi9255,

 

Does that make sense, If so, kindly mark my answer as a solution to close the case please.

 

Regards,

Frank

Community Support Team _ Frank
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