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Error: Out of memory while previewing questions

SSI Web reports "Run-time error '13': Type mismatch", "Run-time error '7': Out of memory", "Run-time error '9': Subscript out of range", or "Failed to load control...", usually when previewing a question. The errors go away after a system reboot.

Version:  5.0.x, 5.2.x, 5.4.0 through 5.4.8, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.2
Products:  CiW, ACA/Web, CBC/Web, and MaxDiff/Web


After using SSI Web for a while, errors appear and SSI Web crashes, usually when previewing a question. The errors go away after a system reboot.


When a question or page is previewed, memory is used and is not recovered. This error seems to occur with Internet Explorer 7 and not with earlier versions.


SSI Web version 6.0.4 (for version 6 users) and version 5.4.10 (for version 5 users) fix this bug. You will find the latest version of SSI Web 5 and 6 on our downloads page.

If you cannot update at this time, we recommend users of Internet Explorer 7 avoid the "Preview" buttons in the product. However, "Questionnaire..." previews should not cause the problem (circled red in the graphic below).

If this does not solve the problem, please contact technical support for additional help.

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