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Impact of increasing the "Maximum Character Stream Size (MB)" value on the Webi Processing server?

Hello Community Members,

Of late we are seeing this issue when viewing and scheduling a few WEBI Reports.

The error we are receiving is: “Maximum character output size limit reached. Contact your BusinessObjects administrator. (Error: ERR_WIS_30272)”

A little bit of investigation over SAP xsearch and Google revealed that the resolution is to increase the value in the WebiProcessingServer properties.

I also read that increasing this value would result in performance issues.

I would appreciate if someone can help me understand why this issue occurs and what is the impact on increasing this value?

I would like to know why would there be a performance issue when this value is raised?

Thanks,

Vikram.V

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    May 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Hi,

    no, i've never know a perf issue for increasing this.

    i quite regularly do the following:

    • Increase the default "Maximum Character Stream Size" for the
      WebIntelligenceProcessingServer from "5" to 10Mb.
    • Increase the default "Maximum Binary Stream" for the
      WebIntelligenceProcessingServer from "50" to 150Mb.

    there are loads of SAP Notes out there is your search at www.service.sap.com/notes with the keywords in the error text above.

    regards,

    H

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    • i'm suggesting you need to monitor your platform to qualify your response. it depends on so many factors...

      personally, i wouldnt worry about it. but it sounds like yours reports are "heavy" so perhaps the concern should be focused elsewhere. i.e. report/query design.