FIX: Error message when you use Microsoft Connector 1.0 for SAP BI in a SQL Server 2008 Integration Services package to extract data from SAP BW: "System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown"

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI) server on a big-endian system.
  • You use Microsoft Connector 1.0 for SAP BI in a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS) package to extract data from SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW).
In this scenario, you execute the SSIS package and the following error message may be returned:
[SAP BI Source] Error: System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.
at System.String.PadHelper(Int32 totalWidth, Char paddingChar, Boolean isRightPadded)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.SapBw.Connectivity.RFCStructure..ctor(RFCTableColumnCollection Columns)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.SapBw.Connectivity.RFCParameter.RetrieveColumnsByStructure(R3Connection Connection, String StructureName)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.SapBw.Connectivity.R3Connection.AddParametersAndTablesToUndefinedFunctionObject(RFCFunction& Dest, String Name)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.SapBw.Connectivity.R3Connection.CreateFunction(String Name)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.SapBw.Components.OHSExtractor.CheckMetadata()
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.SapBw.Components.OHSExtractor.ExtractNow(Boolean InRuntimeMode, String GatewayHost, String GatewayService, String ProgramID, String ProcessChain, String DestinationName, String ExecutionMode, String PropertyRequestID, Int32 Timeout)

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of a bug that causes the connector to incorrectly recognize whether the server uses a big-endian or little-endian architechture. Therefore, when allocating the memory, the memory size is parsed incorrectly. This leads to an OutOfMemoryException exception. For example, the memory size that should be allocated is 40(0x 00 00 00 28). However, the memory size is recognized incorrectly as 671088640(0x 28 00 00 00).

RESOLUTION

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973602 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

Note This hotfix cannot be used with parallel data flows.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems


For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 973292 - Last Review: September 22, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
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