OneDrive for Business 504 error listing drive items

Juanjo 1 Reputation point
2022-11-02T10:09:42.707+00:00

Hello, one customer is using our application to list some OneDrive folders content, but some specific OneDrive folders content (children) can not be listed. The OneDrive server replies with 504 error.

We are using this REST API to list the OneDrive folder items:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/developer/rest-api/api/driveitem_list_children?view=odsp-graph-online

With "expand=thumbnails" paramter.

The rest of the same user folders can be readed correctly, only some specific folder can not be read due this error.

15 days ago all the folders could be read correctly (using the same application).

What could be the reason?

Thanks

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  1. Srinivasa Rao Darna 6,711 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-02T15:38:06.067+00:00

    Hi @Juanjo ,

    As per documentation 504 - Gateway Timeout: The server, while acting as a proxy, did not receive a timely response from the upstream server it needed to access in attempting to complete the request.

    504 Gateway Timeout generally happens when you try to retrieve large amounts of data in single API call and request gets timed out at the server side before sending the response.

    Try to limit the amount of data retrieved from Microsoft Graph GET /drives/{drive-id}/root:/{path-relative-to-root}:/children?$expand=thumbnails by using $top and $select to improve the performance of your Graph API call.

    Additional references:
    driveitem_list_children
    driveitem-list-thumbnails
    throttling

    Hope this helps.
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