Maximum character output size limit reached

If you come across the following error in Xcelsius with either with QaaWS or BIWS (WebI):
Maximum character output size limit reached. Contact your BusinessObjects administrator. (Error: ERR_WIS_30272)

2 things you might try to solve it:
1. This error can occur when there is a mismatch between the datatype of an Xcelsius cell when sent as a prompt value to a Xcelsius QWAAS connection expecting a different datatype. eg. the xcelsius prompt sends a number but the WebI prompt expects a text.

2. change the WebI Server setting in the CMC. (Kbase article:
[The Web Intelligence Processing Server (BO XI R2: Web Intelligence Report Server) configuration parameter Maximum Character Stream Size (MB) (BO XI R2: Maximum Character File Size) is too small for the output. Increase this value in the Central Management Console (CMC).]

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Femke Kooij is a dashboard and report designer, developer and educator specializing in SAP | BusinessObjects Dashboards (better known as Xcelsius) and Crystal Reports. She has also a lot of experience with other SAP | BusinessObjects toolings like, Web Intelligence (WebI), Information Design Tool (Universe Designer), BusinessObjects Data Services (BODS) and the overall server platform BusinessObjects Enterprise (Launchpad, CMC). She spends a lot of her time thinking about and sharing her knowledge of Xcelsius to others through her own blog. Lately she is exploring other visualization tools like Qlikview and Tableau. On the later she is also posting some experiences. Currently she is in the employment of Cognizant Technology Solutions. Her blog only contains her personal views, thoughts and opinions. It is not endorsed by Cognizant Technology Solutions nor does it constitute any official communication of Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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3 Comments to Maximum character output size limit reached

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  2. Nizar says:

    Thanks, changing the Maximum Character Stream Size (MB) in the CMC worked for me (BI 4.0 SP4)

  3. sathesh babui says:

    To avoid Maximum character output size limit reached problem we can also change settings in xcelsius. file—>prefrences—>Excel—->change size 250 lines to 2000 lines