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1671774 - "OutOfMemory exception" and poor performance when accessing large LOV's in WebIntelligence (using either Webi Rich Client or Launchpad) using BICS to connect to BEx query


  • Retrieving large Lists of Values (LOV) for dimensions and variables in WebIntelligence (Rich Client or via Launchpad) when accessing a BEx query via BICS can lead to the memory footprint exceeding the maximum process size.
  • Error message "OutOfMemory exception" can be found in traces.
  • Issue occurs when accessing a large LOV or Hierarchical Member Selector or using prompts in WebI (Query Filter LoV, SAP Variable LoV, and Member Selector).
  • This issue can be found in BOE Infoview too, if the APS doesn’t have enough memory to deal with loading a list of values.



  • SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence BI4.0 (via Launchpad)
  • SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence Rich Client BI4.0
  • BEx query using BICS connectivity


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


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