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Long time "Evaluating..." for no apparent reason during data import. Can it be made faster?

I am connecting to a SQL database through a Stored Procedure. As far as I know, there is no intelligence that needs to be applied during the query. It should simply ask SQL to run the sproc, and gather the results.


However, for some reason, PBI stays a good two minutes or more, simply "evaluating". What is it doing exactly? Is there any way this can be accelerated, so that it gets to the date faster?


I've read about folding, but since this is running an sproc, I don't think it applies.


Thanks in advance for any pointers.


This hack worked like a charm, but I searched for this problem only after waiting for a couple of hours. Microsoft seriously needs to look into this issue. Sometimes it gets dead stuck on "Evaluating". 


Well its abeen about ayear since I created this post and I still have same issues. I doubt they are going to be fixing it soon....Smiley Sad

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This just started happening to me after upgrading to their August 2018 release.  So **bleep** annoying.  



I just downgraded to June 2018 release to get past this issue.


I just started having issue of this today with a couple reports that requires join tables within PBI.... these are actually mission critical reports... anybody have any idea if MS is aware of this probleM?

the refresh has been fine for the last couple months we've been using thsi...


The AUGUST release has killed performance for me. Going to try the July version and compare...


It's official. The refresh complets in the July release but never completes in the August release!!!


Same behaviour. Where could we found old versions ? 

Is microsoft team aware about the issue ? 

Advocate I
Advocate I

This issue appears to persist with the September 2018 release. I have to kill the refresh at least one time in order to pass the "Evaluating" phase.


Found a workaround:

1.  Go to Edit Queries

2.  Refresh Preview on every table.

3.  Close and Apply

4.  Refresh Data

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 1+ for this, has it been logged as a bug?

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