Microsoft.Mashup.Container processes keep using excessive memory RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I constantly encounter such a situation while using PQ... When I process a PQ query (or sometime I just open it and do nothing),  PQ would consuming excessive memory resources. More specifically, there're three (sometimes four) processes named "Microsoft.Mashup.Container.NetFX40.exe" running behind and using 70% - 80% memory while such a situation happens.  Why does this happen and is there any workaround for this issue?

    Thanks and regards,


    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:03 AM


  • Do you mean memory or CPU resources?

    These processes are what run the Power Query formulas. We create other processes for the purpose of protecting the main process (Excel) from resource consumption issues amongst other things.

    Is there any specific workbook or query that appears to consume more resources than you would expect that you could give us more information about?

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:21 PM