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2574337 - BSP error in CL_HTMLB_CONTENT with an exception type of CX_SY_REF_IS_INITIAL - Guided Answers


The following Guided Answers descision tree will describe an error in CL_HTMLB_CONTENT with BSP applications and go through the list of supported browsers for BSP.
The below error occurs when BSP is called:


The error message is the following:

An Exception with the type CX_SY_REF_IS_INITIAL was raised, but was not handled locally or declared in a RAISING clause. 
The program is CL_HTMLB_CONTENT, the long text of the error is "An attempt was made to execute a dynamic method callon an initial(NULL-) object reference. The reference must refer to an object."

It is also possible that there are rendering errors in a BSP application like:

  • Additional scrollbar,
  • Unnecessary scrollbar,
  • Dropdowns are not working correctly.



  • Business Server Pages (BSP)
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA


SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


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