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1724708 - java.lang.nullpointer exception received in Xcelsius using QAAWS.


  • Data is not getting retrieved in Xcelsius using QAAWS.
  • java.lang.nullpointer exception is received in Xcelsius.


Xcelsius 2008.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a query in QAAWS (New > Query).
  2. Publish the query and copy to clipboard.
  3. Launch Xcelsius and add a new QAAWS connection in Data Manager.
  4. Import the query in QAAWS.
  5. Set the refresh option for QAAWS to 'Refresh Before Components are loaded'.
  6. Map all the rows with the cells in Excel sheet.
  7. Preview the dashboard.


This issue occurs when QAAWS tries to get huge amount of data.


  1. Launch Tomcat Configuration
  2. Switch to Java tab.
  3. Increase the heap size under Maximum memory pool (for example if it is 256 make it double as per requirement).


Exception,java,Xcelsius. , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Obsolete: BusinessObjects Dashboards and Presentation Design , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008