Troubleshooting Export – Determine if there are too many records in the export set
- Export takes too long
- Data set is too large
This issue is related to exporting data from the instance. The data set you are trying to export is too large to export in a single transaction. The export process can be a lot slower than the process of displaying the data on the screen. In export, all records are written out, but on the screen only a single page of data is shown at a time.
|Note: Exporting to PDF usually takes much longer than exporting to XML, CSV, or Excel because PDF includes additional formatting, pagination, and layouts components.|
To solve the issue, try one or more from the following list:
- Add more filters to decrease the number of records in the results.
- Avoid using fields that have no index for filtering and sorting.
- Export to a different format. Try a more compact format, such as CSV.
- Break up the export. See Break Up a Large Export.