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vmakhija Established Member
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Increase timeout of Query with SAP HANA


I am using SAP HANA db for my Power BI report.

I have a query which is actually doing a UNION (append queries) of other 4 queries. Each of these 4 queries can take 3-4 hours to run.

So with Append queries, the main query takes around 14-15 hours to complete.

However, it seems that with Premium workspace, the max timeout for a query is 5 hours, so my dataset refresh times out due to this.


Any idea if this behavior can be changed? I need to make this work and run the refresh on Service successfully.


I can do the manual refresh fine on Power BI desktop.



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Increase timeout of Query with SAP HANA

hi, @vmakhija 

If you could try to use Incremental refresh in Power BI Premium

Incremental refresh enables very large datasets in the Power BI Premium service with the following benefits:

  • Refreshes are faster - Only data that has changed needs to be refreshed. For example, refresh only the last five days of a ten-year dataset.

  • Refreshes are more reliable - It's no longer necessary to maintain long-running connections to volatile source systems.

  • Resource consumption is reduced - Less data to refresh reduces overall consumption of memory and other resources.

or optimize your data model


Best Regards,


Community Support Team _ Lin
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