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Error in SharePoint Designer when converting to XSL

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
While using SharePoint Designer, I attempt to convert a web part "list view"  to XSL and i get the error:  "The server returned a non-specific error when trying to get data from the data source.  Check the format and content of your query and try again.  If the problem persists, contact the server administrator."  Was able to convert this same web part a week ago, and now I am getting this error.  I have restarted all of the servers and still receive this error.  The only thing I can think of is that there might be an issue with having too much data in the list.  Any ideas?

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