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1729787 - Explorer indexing fails due to a timeout. Same query when run on IDT fails as well with Query timeout expired error.


  • Explorer indexing is failing after 10 minutes
  • Explorer Indexing server logs indicate the following error : "[Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0]Query timeout expired"
  • There are no query execution limits in universe business layer.
  • All timeout setting have been changed to allow indexing on queries that take longer than 10 minutes to return data.
  • The query runs successfully after about 15+ minutes on the SQL Server database.
  • Information Design Tool (IDT) : The exact same query also fails when run from IDT on the Client workstation - thereby eliminating the isue with




SAP Business Intelligence Platform BI 4.0 All patch levels
Windows 2008R2
MSSQL Server 2005 and 2008
Universe connections use SQL Server Native Client ODBC connection to SQL Server


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


Explorer IDT index fail query timeout expire sqlserver sql server 2005 2008 , KBA , BI-RA-EXP , Obsolete: Polestar, Explorer , BI-RA-WBI , Web Intelligence , BI-BIP-SL , Semantic Layer , BI-BIP-IDT , Information design tool , Problem

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