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Microsoft KB Archive/170870

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Article ID: 170870

Article Last Modified on 9/30/2003


  • Microsoft Index Server 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Index Server 2.0

This article was previously published under Q170870


When you issue a query to the Index Server, your browser will return the following error message:

Query is too expensive.


If the content index is out of date, and you are executing queries that must be enumerated, you will get the above error message.


Wait until the index is up to date.

Place CiForceUseCi=FALSE in the .idq file for the query. The default value is TRUE.

You may also need to increase the following values:




NOTE: If the query is being executed through ADO and IXSSO, changing MaxQueryExecutionTime haS no effect, because ADO sets a time-out of 30 seconds that can not be changed.

Additional query words: expansive

Keywords: kbprb KB170870