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1671560 - Database Connector error: 'Time limit exceeded' when refreshing a report based on an SAP InfoSet in Crystal Reports


  • InfoSet report fails.
  • Refreshing a report based off an InfoSet generates an error.
  • When refreshing a report based off an InfoSet in Crystal Reports, it fails with the errors:
        "Database Connector Error: 'Time limit exceeded' "
    Followed by:
        "Database Connector Error: 'RFC_CLOSED' "


  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Crystal Reports designer, create a report based on an SAP InfoSet.
  2. Refresh the report on a small dataset, and it returns data successfully.
  3. Refresh the report on a larger dataset, and it then generates the error of Time limit exceeded'


  • The InfoSet is pulling too much data from the underlying database and a timeout is being reached.


  • To increase the chance to be able to refresh a report based off an InfoSet returning a large number of records:
    1. Request the SAP BASIS Administrator to increase the SAP System parameter: rdisp/max_wprun_time, until the report runs successfully.
    2. If applicable set flag: ‘Always use the old report structure’ in SQ02 as per SAP Note: "Note 723577 - SAP Query: Release upgrade and new generation"
    3. If neither of the previous steps resolve the issue then have the author of the InfoSet increase it's efficiency by methods such as pushing filtering to the database.
    4. If assistance is required troubleshooting the InfoSet reproduce the error in one of the following ways on the SAP System:
      • In transaction: SQ01  create and execute an InfoSet Query against the InfoSet in question
      • In transaction: SQ01 create an InfoSet Query against the InfoSet in question, and execute it with SE37 by calling RSAQ_REMOTE_QUERY_CALL with the following parameters:
        • WORKSPACE: G
        • QUERY: <query created in SQ01>
        • USERGROUP: <usergroup of user used to refresh report>
        • VARIANT: <left blank>
        • DBACC: 1-
        • DATA_TO_MEMORY: X
      • Once the error is reproduced in SQ01 or SE37, open a remote connection to the SAP System and create an incident under the component: BC-SRV-QUE for further assistance.


CR, Info Set, InfoSet query , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016