In Tridion multiple operations involving more than six files are failing. Some sample operations are shown below.

  • Delete more than 6 users
  • Delete more than '6' TBB
  • Move more than 6 building block components or structure groups.

All operations are limited by the number 6. Has anyone faced this issue. Any solutions/suggestions.?

Below error is shown for failed operations

MultipleOperations.svc/MultipleCopyPaste failed to execute. STATUS (500): System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException

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    Can you tell us a bit more about the errors you're getting? Do you have any code to share? Surely your Tridion is not jinxed. ;)
    – Raimond
    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:54
  • Not jinxed :).. this happens in one environment only. We have Dev and Test environment. this issue occurs only in Test.. that reoccurs for Deletion of more than 6 items.. it goes on fro sometime and time out error is show. I checked to see if it is Database connectivity issue. All other are functioning but this only is not working
    – Ajo Mathew
    Apr 27, 2013 at 10:09
  • Is this in the CME? (i.e., you select multiple items and then select a task?) Or programatically (as suggested by the core-service tag)?
    – Nuno Linhares
    Apr 27, 2013 at 11:05
  • Have you tried rebooting the box? Could be just a one-off glitch. Also, is your test CM in a different firewall segment than the CM DB? Timeout errors could suggest packets aren't going through. Apr 27, 2013 at 15:11
  • When you say "failing", that doesn't help much. (Ever get a bug report with "X doesn't work!!!"?) In order for anyone to offer any insights into this, you first need to go and dig in the logs and find out what actually happened.
    – Dominic Cronin
    Apr 28, 2013 at 7:26

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you might want to take a look at Dominic's post here : http://www.dominic.cronin.nl/weblog/tridion-explorer-reports-system.servicemodel.serviceactivationexception and try the web.config settings he describes as a test?


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