TIME_OUT is an ABAP runtime error which you may come across when using or developing within an SAP system. See below for the standard details explaining what it means and how you can avoid or fix this runtime error.
Short Dump Classification: A - ABAP Programming Error
You can view further information about a runtme error by using transaction code ST22 which will show you this and all runtime erros that have happen in your SAP system.
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It is best to start programs that take a long time to run as batch
jobs. If this is not possible, system profile parameter <runtime parameter> can be
Depending on the cause of the error, the following actions might also be necessary:
- Endless loop: correction in program;
- Database where the result set is too large: Use "SELECT * INTO internal table" for example instead of "SELECT * ... ENDSELECT";
- Database access without suitable index: Check generation of index. Please see search hints for more details about the possible cause of this runtime error and how it could be avoided.
Please see send to sap for more details about the possible cause of this runtime error and how it could be avoided.
Time limit exceeded Please see abap error for more details about the possible cause of this runtime error and how it could be avoided.
After a certain time, the program is terminated in order to free the workspace for other users. This prevents workspaces from being blocked unnecessarily, for example by an endless loop (DO, WHILE, ...), by database accesses where the result set is too large or by database accessess without a suitable index Index (full table scan).
The maximum runtime of a program is set by system profile parameter <runtime parameter>. The current setting is <runtime parameter> seconds. Once this limit has been exceeded, the system attempts to interrupt the SQL statement or to instruct the ABAP processor to terminate the program. It waits for a maximum of 60 seconds. If the program is then still active, the work process is restarted. Program <runtime parameter> has exceeded the maximum uninterrrupted runtime and has therefore been terminated.