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Container exited unexpectedly - What does this error means?



I have a dataset scheduled to refresh at 6 pm yesterday. But when I checked the status today, I saw this error message, which I have never seen it before. And at the same time, I got an email said the Data Refresh has been disabled.


Data source error: We're sorry, an error occurred during evaluation.;Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD. PID: 8028. Used features: (none). Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD. PID: 8028. Used features: (none). Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD. PID: 8028. Used features: (none). Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD. PID: 8028.. The exception was raised by the IDbCommand interface.

Cluster URI:

Activity ID: e5f7ee55-cbf0-4fec-91f8-3d54f33bdf4f

Request ID: 124e1e7a-be38-4e38-961d-843b07bf3b86

Time: 2020-09-08 01:15:36Z


The dataset I'm working on is pretty large (around 10G). And the refresh is scheduled in a premium workspace. In the past, it got throttled several times during a scheduled refresh because of the memory issue on capacity. But I never got this message before. I checked the gateway setting; it's all good.


Please help me take a look at the error message, and I really appreciate all help!!


Thank you,


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Community Support

Hi  @KellySun95 ,


Check the similar thread below:



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Super User

Come on, you have to at least appreciate the dark humor (humour) in the error message. I think that's pretty nifty.


It's also nothing new - I vividly remember a similar period about two months ago where we all of a sudden got bombarded with these messages.  Most likely Microsoft have again messed around with the service without properly testing the changes.


Since you are on Premium, raise a ticket with Microsoft and ask them (nay, demand from them) to give you an explanation and an assurance that this will be fixed again.

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