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2549769 - Export failed: The data cannot be displayed... exporting to CSV in SAP Analytics Cloud


You are exporting the data in a table or chart in SAP Analytics Cloud and you get the following error message:

Export failed: The data cannot be displayed because the query returned too many records. Please try filtering your data.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2017


The number of cells exported exceeds the limitations on SAP Analytics Cloud documented in

The following limitations apply to the export:

  • Maximum number of columns: 60.

  • Maximum number of cells of data: 3 million.

  • Any filters applied to the chart are applied to the data export.

    The export does not contain information on which filters or data sources are used.

  • Formatting (such as cell color, font styles, and so on) will not be exported.

  • Hyperlinks are removed.

  • Hierarchies are flattened.


Add filters to reduce the number of cells exported.

Exceeding the 3 million records is easier than expected when you export large number of columns as you need to calculate the total number of cells as # Columns * # Rows.

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