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There isn't enough memory to complete this action. Try using less data or closing other applications

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I need help in resolving a consistent error that i am receiving. I am sure this issue is faced by a number of users and i have googled for a favourable resolution but haven't found one.

 

My system configuration is :

 

  • OS : Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • MSOffice : Office 2016 Pro (64 bit)
  • 109 GB Free out of 236 GB Storage.

 

and i have performed all these steps:

 

  • Page File Size (Minimum MB) : 12888 MB
  • Page File Size (Maximum MB) : 49152 MB
  • "Disable Hardware Graphics Accelaration" is checked.
  • "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" is checked.
  • repaired Office 2016 Pro.
  • reduced number of columns from 300 to only 10 columns.
  • removed all unique columns like ID columns etc.

 

I am using PowerQuery to import 1.12 GB of external CSV data from multiple CSV files. After transforming that data by removing unnecessary columns, changing formats etc and adding to PowerPivot Data Model, the size is now reduced from 1.12 GB to 700 MB and now to 200 MB now.

 

When i use normal Pivot in-built calculations like Counta, DistinctCount, Sum etc the powerpivot works fine, but when i try using DAX expressions, the powerpivot or Excel gives me the following error:

 

Isnt Enough Memory.PNG

 

e.g. as simple as a : 

 

 

ISFILTERED(dDate[Year])

OR 

UniquesCount:=

// get unique Char values
VAR _Chars = VALUES ( fData[Char Value] ) 

// Filter fData table based on only the unique Char values
VAR _CharsAll =
 CALCULATETABLE ( 
	fData, 
	_Chars, 
	ALL ( dDate[Year] ), 
	ALL ( dDate[Date] ),
	ALL ( dCountry[Country] ), 
	ALL ( dCategory[Category] ), 
	ALL ( dBrandOwner[BrandOwner] ), 
	ALL ( dBrand[Brand] ),
	ALL ( dSubBrand[SubBrand] ),
	ALL ( dInnType[InnType] ),
	ALL ( dInnSubType[InnSubType] ),
	ALL ( dCharDescription[CharDescription] )
)

// 
VAR _CharsSummary =
	GROUPBY ( 
		_CharsAll, 
		fData[Char Value],
		"MaxYear", MAXX ( CURRENTGROUP (), RELATED ( dDate[Year] ) ),
		"MinYear", MINX ( CURRENTGROUP (), RELATED ( dDate[Year] ) ),
		"NrOfChars", COUNTAX( CURRENTGROUP (), fData[Char Value] )
 )

//
VAR _SameYearChars = FILTER ( _CharsSummary, [MaxYear] = [MinYear] )

RETURN SUMX( _SameYearChars, [NrOfChars] )

 

If i also try to create Hierarchies in Relationship pane between columns in my Facts table, i get the following memory error:

Task Manager.jpgtask managerMemory Allocation Error.JPGmemory error message

 

My disk and/or memory usage spike to 100% when this error results and Excel RESTARTS. Should this be happening in the 1st place and how can this be resolved correctly so i can use the measures?

 

 

Community Support Team
Posts: 5,635
Registered: ‎09-21-2016

Re: There isn't enough memory to complete this action. Try using less data or closing other applicat

Hi @sifar786,

 

As this problem is more related to PowerPivot, I would suggest you post thread on PowerPivot forum to get more professional advice.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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Regular Visitor
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Re: There isn't enough memory to complete this action. Try using less data or closing other applicat

Hi @v-yulgu-msft,

 

Can this post be automatically moved to that particular forum or do i need to create a new post again in that forum?

 

Community Support Team
Posts: 5,635
Registered: ‎09-21-2016

Re: There isn't enough memory to complete this action. Try using less data or closing other applicat

Hi @sifar786,

 

You may need to create a new one on that forum.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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Re: There isn't enough memory to complete this action. Try using less data or closing other applicat

Thanks @v-yulgu-msft.

 

I have already created a new post earlier, but no response till now.