000016863 - When Exporting a large amount of data to CSV I recieve the message 'Stylesheet is too complex'.

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Article Number000016863
Applies To5.4
IssueWhen Exporting a large amount of data to CSV I recieve the message "Stylesheet is too complex".
CauseThis error is due to the 5.4 release using .NET 4.5 which contains a bug in the Microsoft.NET component.  More information can be found on the specific bug from Microsoft at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828841

Microsoft doesn't officially support their patches however they have a hotfix available for this issue.  You can download the hotfix at the following URL.


Please install the hotfix and follow the steps below to add the appropriate configuration values.

 Add the following xml into the web.config file.


a.       Inside the <configSections> node add the following.


    <sectionGroup name="system.xml">

      <section name="xslt" type="System.Xml.XmlConfiguration.XsltConfigSection, System.Xml, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false"/>




b.      Below the <configSections> node add the following.



    <xslt limitXPathComplexity="false"/>



    <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5"/>



It is possible the <startup> node already exists in the web.config.  if this is the case just make sure the<supportedRuntime> node is added

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