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AO - Issue with large workbook - Workbook redisplay taking a long time


I have a workbook with one analysis connection (RFC) inserted into a tab of the report. The query / connection runs fine outside of the workbook - it returns in a number of seconds. However when embedded into an excel sheet with various formulas in excel the performance is very poor. The workbook is 9gb so it is very large - but there are no performance issues until i try to refresh the connection. I have done some analysis using the profiling statistics and the issue seems to be with the workbook redisplay - it is taking almost 15 mins to format the display in Excel. Has anyone else had this issue previously - i have searched and haven't found a solution.

I'm on analysis version 2.2 SP02 32 bit - with Office 2010 14.0

I have attached the statistics

Any ideas?



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    Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Hi Brian,

    are you sure, that your workbook is 9GB large? Maybe one of these notes help you:

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    Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 08:18 AM

    Hi Brian,

    Which client do you use when running it 'outside' of Analysis? If using BEx Web then that would make sense as the BEx Web need to render only enough information for the current page. 9MB is fairly large - as far as I know there is a 10MB limit on workbooks so beware of this.

    Have you perhaps set the workbook to discard data before saving? That increases the file size as well - for some obscure reason.

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      Hi Cobus,

      When I say outside of the workbook I just mean in another analysis workbook - with only the connection in the workbook and none of the excel functionality.

      I don't have the report set to discard the data before saving so this isn't an issue for me.

      Thanks for the suggestions


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