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having issue with table export

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by kcrafton Frequent Visitor on ‎04-19-2017 12:29 PM

Just started today a dashboard that has been in production for months that the users regularly export the table data into Excel started giving the users an error when exporting:  "Error exporting data.   Sorry we couldn't export your visual data right now.  Please try again later."  The really odd thing with this error is exports work fine for me (I am the owner) but also we tested with another IT type and they work for him and the dashboard is simply shared with him like the other users.   But the primary users consistently get this error starting today.   Any ideas on what even to try?   I did re-publish the dashboard and have not gotten a confirmation if that made a difference yet but this seems really odd and a non-specific yet consistent error.   Thanks in advance for your help...

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by v-haibl-msft Super Contributor
on ‎04-20-2017 08:17 PM



I tested with internal sharing dashboard and external sharing dashboard but cannot repro the same issue as you. I can always export the visual properly on my side. 
I suggest you to create a support ticket at http://support.powerbi.com (see bottom of page).
If issue is resolved, you can share the solution here later to help others who have the same problem.


Best Regards,

by Moderator Vicky_Song
on ‎04-21-2017 06:25 PM
Status changed to: Delivered
by kcrafton Frequent Visitor
on ‎04-24-2017 07:19 AM



I appreciate you looking at the issue from your end and I believe I resolved on my this morning.   I started a ticket with MS Friday but didn't get very far with it.   They wanted to get the cluster,  and activity / request IDs but the error was not displaying any detail - it was just giving off the generic message.   Then Saturday this dataset stopped refreshing so this morning I went ahead and blew it away, re-published, and re-shared it and now it is refreshing again and it is also exporting properly again.   Something apparently went sideways with that dataset online.   I have 3 datasets in production since last fall and that is the first time I had to drop back and punt and start from stratch like that...