troubleshooting Question

Timeout Expired when trying to bind gridview with sql datasource

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I've got a grid view that is bound to a sql datasource that uses a connection string set in a web config file.

When I run a large sql query I get the time out error. I've set the timeout in the connection string (I think) but I'm still getting this error.

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

Here is the connection string I'm using
connectionString="Data Source=XXX;Initial Catalog=XXX;Integrated Security=True;timeout=9999999"

What else do I need to do here? Is there a time out I can set on the server it's self?

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