Oracle Smart View for Office

Oracle Smart View for Office
Oracle® Smart View for Office
Installation and Configuration Guide
Release 11.1.2.5.620
E83056-04
April 2017
Oracle Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 11.1.2.5.620
E83056-04
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Contents
Documentation Accessibility .................................................................................................................... vii
Documentation Feedback .......................................................................................................................... ix
1 Welcome to Smart View Installation and Configuration ...................................... 1-1
2 Installing Smart View
Installation Guidelines .............................................................................................................................
2-1
Installer Language............................................................................................................................
2-1
Installation and Windows Access Control Settings ....................................................................
2-1
Microsoft .NET Framework Support.............................................................................................
2-2
BiDi Support in Installer..................................................................................................................
2-2
Planning Offline Support ................................................................................................................
2-3
Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network ................................................
2-3
Installing by Autodeployment in EPM System....................................................................................
2-4
Server Setup ......................................................................................................................................
2-4
Client Installation .............................................................................................................................
2-6
Installing from EPM Workspace.............................................................................................................
2-7
Workspace Setup ..............................................................................................................................
2-7
Client Installation .............................................................................................................................
2-7
Installing from Oracle BI EE....................................................................................................................
2-8
Configuring the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page ..................................................................
2-8
Installing from the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page .............................................................
2-9
Running Command Line or Silent Installations................................................................................. 2-10
Installing Smart View from the Command Line ....................................................................... 2-11
Installing Smart View Silently ...................................................................................................... 2-11
Installing Smart View Extensions Silently.................................................................................. 2-12
Downloading Help for Local or Web Server Installation ................................................................. 2-12
Uninstalling Smart View........................................................................................................................ 2-13
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3 Administering Extension Installations and Updates
About Extension Installations and Updates .........................................................................................
3-1
Configuring Manual Extension Updates...............................................................................................
3-2
Manual Update XML Defined ........................................................................................................
3-4
Manual Update XML Example.......................................................................................................
3-6
Configuring Auto-Update Extensions...................................................................................................
3-6
Auto-Update XML Defined ............................................................................................................
3-6
Auto-Update XML Example ...........................................................................................................
3-7
4 Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File
About Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File...................................................................
4-1
Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File ......................................................................................
4-2
Connection File Syntax and Example ....................................................................................................
4-6
Connection File Syntax ....................................................................................................................
4-7
Connection File Example.................................................................................................................
4-8
5 Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server
About Installing Help Locally or on a Web Server..............................................................................
5-1
Setting Up Help Locally or on a Web Server ........................................................................................
5-1
Optional Local Help Configuration via the Shared Connections XML File ....................................
5-4
6 Tips and Troubleshooting
Diagnostics Tools ......................................................................................................................................
6-1
Installation and Languages .....................................................................................................................
6-2
Windows, Office, and Smart View Locale Settings .............................................................................
6-2
Error When First Launching Excel After Installing Smart View .......................................................
6-2
Office Slow to Start when Internet Connectivity is Not Available....................................................
6-3
Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings for Financial Reporting ..........................................
6-3
Working with Internet Explorer in Protected Mode ...........................................................................
6-4
Working with Custom HTML-based Login Forms .............................................................................
6-5
Browser Settings When Working with XML Files on HTTP Server..................................................
6-5
Flickering Issues on Office 2013 and Office 2016 .................................................................................
6-6
Disable Window Transitions (DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes) ..................
6-6
Disable Office Animations (DisableAnimations) ........................................................................
6-7
Issues When Starting Excel in Automation Mode ...............................................................................
6-8
Slowness with Extension Options Dialog Box......................................................................................
6-9
Performance and Memory Usage Considerations for Smart View with Excel................................
6-9
Smart View HTTP Session Timeout..................................................................................................... 6-10
Duplicate Queries in Word Slow to Refresh....................................................................................... 6-11
Issues with Dynamic Data Exchange Option in Excel ...................................................................... 6-13
Transition Navigation Keys Not Supported....................................................................................... 6-14
Excel Looks for HsTbar.xml File After Uninstall ............................................................................... 6-14
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A Limitations
General ....................................................................................................................................................... A-1
Essbase........................................................................................................................................................ A-3
Planning ..................................................................................................................................................... A-4
Financial Management............................................................................................................................. A-4
Reporting and Analysis ........................................................................................................................... A-5
FDM ............................................................................................................................................................ A-5
Enterprise Performance Reporting......................................................................................................... A-5
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Welcome to Smart View Installation and
Configuration
This help includes topics on these subjects:
•
Installing Oracle Smart View for Office
•
Administering extensions
•
Configuring shared connections in an XML file
•
Configuring locally-installed help
•
Troubleshooting tips
•
Limitations
To find information in this help, click Contents or Search in the left frame.
Welcome to Smart View Installation and Configuration 1-1
1-2 Installation and Configuration Guide
2
Installing Smart View
Oracle Smart View for Office uses a single installer for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of
Microsoft Office, starting with release 11.1.2.5.
Late-breaking information about the Smart View installation is provided in the Oracle
Smart View for Office Readme. You should thoroughly review this chapter along with
the information in the readme before installing Smart View.
Late-breaking information about the installation of Oracle Enterprise Performance
Management System products is provided in the Oracle Enterprise Performance
Management System Installation and Configuration Readme. Review this information
thoroughly before installing EPM System products.
Installation Guidelines
The guidelines in this section should be considered when you install the Oracle Smart
View for Office client.
Installer Language
The installer is automatically displayed in the language set in the Format field of the
Windows Region and Language dialog box in the Control Panel.
However, some messages, both on-screen and in the log file, cannot be translated and
will appear in English.
For more information about language settings, see Windows, Office, and Smart View
Locale Settings.
Installation and Windows Access Control Settings
Starting with the 11.1.2.5.400 release, you can install Oracle Smart View for Office as a
System user or as a non-admin user.
Windows User Access Control (UAC) settings can affect Smart View installation. For
information on setting UAC, see the Microsoft Windows documentation.
Also, see the Oracle Smart View for Office Readme, "Known Issues," "Installation" topic,
for any installation issues.
Table 2-1
Installation Guidelines for System, Admin, and Non-Admin Users
Installation Context
Scenario
UAC-Enabled
Result
System user
SmartView.exe is
launched by the Windows
scheduler or PsExec
Not applicable
Smart View is installed on
the machine level
Installing Smart View 2-1
Installation Guidelines
Table 2-1
(Cont.) Installation Guidelines for System, Admin, and Non-Admin Users
Installation Context
Scenario
UAC-Enabled
Result
Administrator
The user runs
SmartView.exe with the
"Run as Administrator"
command or from an
elevated command
prompt
Depending on the UAC
level, the user may need
to go through the UAC UI
sequence
Smart View is installed on
the machine level
Non-admin user
The user installing Smart
View may or may not be a
member of the
Administrators group.
No UAC interaction is
expected.
Smart View is installed on
the current user's level;
other users will not be
able to run Smart View
Note:
Not supported on
Windows server
platforms.
Notes:
•
This scenario is not supported: A user installs Smart View, and then, on the same
machine, another user tries to install Smart View in the same location as the
previous installation.
•
After non-admin installations, launching Office applications with Smart View
content from Internet Explorer will fail in protected mode.
See Working with Internet Explorer in Protected Mode to add trusted sites when
Internet Explorer is run in protected mode.
•
Upgrade in mixed installation context is not supported. For example, upgrading
the previously-installed per-machine installation with a per-user one is not
supported (Error 1925).
•
Silent installations are not supported for non-admin users. When attempting a
silent installation, the /s flag is ignored for non-admin users, causing the Smart
View product installer to launch.
•
Non-admin users are not authorized to install Smart View in the C:\Program
Files or C:\Program Files (x86) folders.
Microsoft .NET Framework Support
To install and use Oracle Smart View for Office release 11.1.2.5.600+, Microsoft .NET
Framework 4.5 or higher is required.
BiDi Support in Installer
The Oracle Smart View for Office installer does not fully support bidirectional (BiDi)
languages. This can result in installer screens containing formatting errors such as
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Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network
misaligned text and icons. The installer can be used, however, and the installed Smart
View product will display correctly in BiDi languages.
Planning Offline Support
Although Planning Offline is supported for 64-bit operating systems, it is not
supported for 64-bit Oracle Smart View for Office installations. If you use Planning
Offline with Smart View, you must install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.
Note:
Planning Offline is support with Oracle Hyperion Planning on-premises only.
Planning Offline is not supported with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud.
Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network
To install Oracle Smart View for Office directly from My Oracle Support (MOS) or
Oracle Technology Network (OTN):
1. Before you begin:
•
If you are upgrading to this release from an earlier Smart View release, Oracle
recommends that you first uninstall the earlier release before installing this
release.
•
Ensure that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher is installed on the
computer where you are installing Smart View.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher is required to install and use Smart
View.
2. Close all Microsoft Office applications.
3. Download the Smart View zip file from either MOS or OTN:
•
From MOS:
https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?
id=1923582.1
This Knowledge Article provides a link to the current version of Smart View.
•
From OTN:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/smart-view-for-office/
overview/index.html
Before downloading, review the "OTN License Agreement" accessed from the
Smart View download page to ensure that your usage is compliant.
4. Unzip the file to a temporary location.
5. Double-click SmartView.exe to start the installation wizard.
6. Select a destination folder for Smart View, and then click OK.
For new installations, Smart View is installed by default in:
C:\Oracle\SmartView
Installing Smart View 2-3
Installing by Autodeployment in EPM System
If you are upgrading an existing installation of Smart View, the installer defaults to
the folder where Smart View was previously installed.
7. When installation is complete, click OK.
The Smart View ribbon is displayed the next time you open Microsoft Excel,
PowerPoint, or Word.
Installing by Autodeployment in EPM System
These instructions are for upgrading from Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.1.x and
later only. If you are upgrading from Smart View 11.1.2.0.x or earlier, use the
autodeployment instructions provided in the documentation for the specific release.
Server Setup
To set up the server environment for autodeployment of Oracle Smart View for Office:
1. Enable autodeployment for your data provider as follows.
•
Oracle Essbase: Choose a method:
–
–
Use Administration Services Console (if available).
a.
Connect to the Provider Server, select Edit, then Properties, then
Client Deployment.
b.
Choose either Force Smart View client to upgrade or Warn Smart
View client to upgrade.
c.
Select the Apply Smart View client to upgrade check box, and then
click Apply.
Update essbase.properties as follows:
a.
Navigate to EPM_ORACLE_INSTANCE\bin\essbase.properties.
b.
Set either or both of these properties to true:
smartview.webservice.autodeploy.force=true
smartview.webservice.autodeploy.warn=true
•
Oracle Hyperion Planning:
a.
Select Administration, then Manage Properties, and then System
Properties.
b.
Set these properties:
SMART_VIEW_FORCE_INSTALL=true
SMART_VIEW_DISPLAY_WARNING=true
•
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: Autodeployment is enabled by
default starting in Financial Management 11.1.2.4. To configure Financial
Management to turn off messages about upgrading Smart View, complete the
procedure in Oracle Support Document 1993603.1 on My Oracle Support:
https://mosemp.us.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?id=1993603.1
•
Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis: Autodeployment is automatic.
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2. Make backup copies of your current SmartView.exe and version.xml before
deploying the replacement files.
3. Download the Smart View zip file from either OTN or MOS, as described in
Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network.
4. Unzip the downloaded file to a temporary location.
5. Copy SmartView.exe and version.xml to the location of the Oracle Hyperion
Enterprise Performance Management Workspace installation, typically:
C:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\common\epmstatic\wspace\SmartView
This is the epmstatic location specific to Smart View.
6. Depending on which version of Smart View your users are upgrading from,
perform either Option A OR Option B.
•
Option A (Upgrading from 11.1.2.1.x, 11.1.2.2.x, or 11.1.2.3.x)
If your users are upgrading from an installed Smart View version of 11.1.2.1.x,
11.1.2.2.x, or 11.1.2.3.x, open the version.xml file in the epmstatic location
specific to Smart View (see step 5), and edit the value in the installFile tag
to point to the location of the Smart View executable file (step 5) as follows:
<installFile>
/epmstatic/wspace/SmartView/SmartView.exe
</installFile>
•
Option B (Upgrading from 11.1.2.5.000 or Later)
If your users are upgrading from an installed Smart View version 11.1.2.5.000
or later, choose only one of the following options and perform the tasks
described:
–
OTN Option
Do not modify the version.xml file in the epmstatic location specific to
Smart View (step 5).
Your users will automatically be directed to the Smart View page on OTN,
where they can download the installation zip file to their own machines,
unzip the contents, and run the installer.
–
"epmstatic" Option
Open the version.xml file in the epmstatic location specific to Smart
View (see step 5) and edit the value in the installFile tag to point to
the location of the Smart View executable file (step 5) as follows:
<installFile>
/epmstatic/wspace/SmartView/SmartView.exe
</installFile>
–
Web App Server Option
Post the SmartView.exe file to a web app server in your environment,
and then modify the version.xml file to point to the fully-qualified
URL.
a.
Copy only the SmartView.exe to the web app server where you will
be hosting the file.
Installing Smart View 2-5
Installing by Autodeployment in EPM System
b.
Open the version.xml file in the epmstatic location specific to Smart
View (see step 5), and edit the value in the installFile tag to point
to the fully-qualified URL where you are hosting the Smart View
executable file (see step a); for example:
<installFile>
http://webServerHost:webServerPort/pathToSmartViewExe/
SmartView.exe
</installFile>
Your Smart View users can now proceed with Client Installation.
Client Installation
In the previous section, Server Setup, if you chose the OTN Option in Option B, then
your users will be directed to OTN for the Oracle Smart View for Office download. In
that case, your users should follow the instructions for OTN download and
installation in Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network.
If you did not choose the epmstatic Option or Web App Server Option in Option B,
then complete the following procedure.
To install the Smart View client:
1. In Smart View, select Panel.
2. Connect to a data source in one of the following ways:
•
Through a shared connection
•
Through a private connection with the following URL:
–
Oracle Essbase: http://<server>:19000/aps/SmartView
–
Oracle Hyperion Planning: http://<server>:19000/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView
–
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: http://<server>:19000/
hfmofficeprovider/hfmofficeprovider.aspx
–
Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis: http://<server>:19000/
raframework/browse/listxml
Note:
If you are using Reporting and Analysis release 11.1.2.1.000 or earlier, Smart
View autodeployment will not work (10233672, 12870087).
3. When the message “New Smart View client version available” is displayed, select
Click here to Install.
4. In the Internet Explorer browser that launches, in File Download, select Run.
Note:
Internet Explorer will launch even if Firefox is your default browser.
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5. If a Microsoft Excel security warning is displayed, select Run.
6. When prompted, confirm the upgrade; click Yes.
7. The installation wizard is displayed; click OK.
The installer is automatically displayed in the language set in the Format field of
the Windows Region and Language dialog box in the Control Panel.
8. If prompted, close all open Microsoft Office applications, and then click OK.
9. In the installation wizard, click OK and follow the prompts to install Smart View.
10. When installation is complete, click OK.
The Smart View ribbon is displayed the next time you open Microsoft Excel,
PowerPoint, or Word.
11. Open Excel.
12. On the Smart View ribbon, select the arrow next to Help, and then select About.
13. Verify the new version of Smart View.
Installing from EPM Workspace
Related Topics:
Workspace Setup
Client Installation
Workspace Setup
To set up the Workspace environment for the updated Oracle Smart View for Office
installer:
1. Make backup copies of your current SmartView.exe and version.xml before
deploying the replacement files.
2. Download the Smart View zip file from either OTN or MOS, as described in
Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network.
3. Unzip the downloaded file to a temporary location.
4. Copy SmartView.exe and version.xml to the location of the Oracle Hyperion
Enterprise Performance Management Workspace installation, typically:
C:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\common\epmstatic\wspace\SmartView
Client Installation
To install Oracle Smart View for Office from Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance
Management Workspace:
1. In EPM Workspace, select Tools, then Install, and then Smart View.
2. In File Download, select Run.
Installing Smart View 2-7
Installing from Oracle BI EE
3. If a Microsoft Excel security warning is displayed, select Run.
4. Select a destination folder for Smart View, and then click OK.
For new installations, Smart View is installed by default in:
C:\Oracle\SmartView
If you are upgrading an existing installation of Smart View, the installer defaults to
the folder where Smart View was previously installed.
5. When installation is complete, click OK.
The Smart View ribbon is displayed the next time you open Microsoft Excel,
PowerPoint, or Word.
Installing from Oracle BI EE
Related Topics:
Configuring the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page
Installing from the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page
Configuring the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page
Note:
Configuring a custom download link for the Smart View installer applies to
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.1 and later versions,
and might not be available in earlier versions.
Starting in Oracle BI EE release 11.1.1.9, the Smart View for MS Office link on the
Download BI Desktop Tools drop-down list points to the Oracle Smart View for
Office download on Oracle Technology Network.
If you do not want to direct your users to Oracle Technology Network, you can
configure the Smart View for MS Office link to point to a custom download link for
the Smart View installer. You can then ensure that the correct version of Smart View
for your environment is always available to your users. Do this by adding the
SmartViewInstallerURL element to instanceconfig.xml.
You can configure the download link point to a location where the smartview.exe
resides; for example:
•
An external URL
•
An internal URL, such as internal web page or intranet location where the
installation can start immediately
•
A folder on a local server where the installation can start immediately
To configure a custom download link for the Smart View installer:
1. Open the instanceconfig.xml file for editing
Refer to "Where Are Configuration Files Located?" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware
System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
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2. Locate the CatalogPath and <DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN> sections and add the
SmartViewInstallerURL element after those sections.
3. Use the syntax in the following examples to add the SmartViewInstallerURL
element.
Example for download from Oracle Technology Network:
<CatalogPath>/example/path/work/abc/instances/instance1/bifoundation/
OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/catalog/SampleApp</
CatalogPath>
<DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN>
<SmartViewInstallerURL>http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/epm/downloads/
smart-view-1112x-1939038.html</SmartViewInstallerURL>
Example for download from an intranet site:
<CatalogPath>/example/path/work/abc/instances/instance1/bifoundation/
OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/catalog/SampleApp</
CatalogPath>
<DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN> <SmartViewInstallerURL>http://myserver:8080/downloads/
smartview.exe</SmartViewInstallerURL>
Example for download from an internal server:
<CatalogPath>/example/path/work/abc/instances/instance1/bifoundation/
OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/catalog/SampleApp</
CatalogPath>
<DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN> <SmartViewInstallerURL>\\myserver\downloads
\smartview.exe</SmartViewInstallerURL>
4. Save your changes and close the file.
5. Restart the Oracle BI EE instance.
Installing from the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page
To install Oracle Smart View for Office from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise
Edition Home:
1. In Oracle BI EE Analytics Home page, click the arrow next to Download BI
Desktop Tools, and then select Smart View for MS Office.
If you are directed to the Smart View download page on Oracle Technology
Network, then follow the procedure in Installing from My Oracle Support or
Oracle Technology Network. Otherwise, proceed with step 2.
2. Choose an option:
•
Click Run to run the installer directly.
If the User Account Control dialog box is displayed, click Yes, and then
continue to step 3.
•
Click Save to save the Smart View installer file to a directory to which you
have access and from which you can run executable files.
Open the folder where you saved the Smart View executable and double-click
it to run it. Then continue to step 3.
3. Select the language to use for the installation wizard.
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Running Command Line or Silent Installations
4. Click Next.
5. Follow the prompts in the wizard.
6. When installation is complete, click Finish.
The Smart View ribbon is displayed the next time you open Microsoft Excel,
PowerPoint, or Word.
Running Command Line or Silent Installations
Related Topics:
•
Installing Smart View from the Command Line
•
Installing Smart View Silently
•
Installing Smart View Extensions Silently
Oracle Smart View for Office can be installed from the command line. Additionally,
administrators can enable silent installations—installations that do not require settings
to be specified each time—for Smart View and Smart View extensions. The silent
installation command can be included in scripts to automate installation.
Note:
Silent installations are only supported for admin users.
Use the options in Table 1 to install Smart View from the command line and for silent
installations.
Table 2-2
Command Line Options for Smart View Installations
Option
Usage
/v"command line options"
Specifies command line options to be passed
to the Smart View MSI installer.
For example, to specify the installation
directory, use:
/v "INSTALLDIR=<path>"
To enable logging, use:
/v "l*v <log file path and name>"
/s
Runs the Smart View installer in silent mode.
/Office=64
Installs or uninstalls only the 64-bit version of
Smart View
/Office=32
Installs or uninstalls only the 32-bit version of
Smart View
/extensionupdatelist=
Path to UpdateList.xml
/x
Uninstalls Smart View
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Running Command Line or Silent Installations
Before you begin, follow the procedure in Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle
Technology Network to download the Smart View installation zip file and unzip it to
the folder you will be working in.
Installing Smart View from the Command Line
To install Oracle Smart View for Office from the command line:
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Navigate to the directory of the Smart View installer.
3. Run the installation commands in Table 1; for example:
•
To install in the default directory, run:
SmartView.exe
•
To install in another directory, run:
SmartView.exe /v" INSTALLDIR=<target path>"
For example:
SmartView.exe /v" INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView"
•
To specify the location of UpdateList.xml, run:
SmartView.exe /extensionupdatelist=<path to UpdateList.xml>
•
To run an installation and log the installation sequence:
SmartView.exe /v” INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView /L*v c:\install.log”
Installing Smart View Silently
The silent installer wrapper follows these rules:
•
It passes the value of the /v parameter intact to the MSI.
•
The /s flag is converted to /qn and passed to the MSI. There is no need to specify
the /qn parameter if /s is already present in your script.
•
Unless the /v parameter contains any /q specifier, the wrapper passes /qb+ to
the MSI.
To run silent installations:
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Navigate to the directory of the Oracle Smart View for Office installer.
3. Run the installation commands in Table 1; for example:
•
To install in the default directory, run:
SmartView.exe /s
•
To install in another directory, run:
SmartView.exe /s /v" INSTALLDIR=<target path>"
For example:
Installing Smart View 2-11
Downloading Help for Local or Web Server Installation
SmartView.exe /s /v" INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView"
•
To specify the location of UpdateList.xml, run:
SmartView.exe /s /extensionupdatelist=<path to UpdateList.xml>
•
To run a silent installation and log the installation sequence:
SmartView.exe /s /v” INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView /L*v c:\install.log”
Installing Smart View Extensions Silently
Administrators can push extension installations silently by calling the following
command:
svlaunch.exe /i <path to the extension installer>
For example, after a typical Oracle Smart View for Office installation, Smart View is
installed on C:\Oracle\SmartView. In this installation, the extensions included
with Smart View are located in C:\Oracle\SmartView\extensions. Using the
command above, an admin can silently install the Oracle Journals extension using the
following command:
svlaunch.exe /i C:\Oracle\SmartView\extensions\SVFMJournalInstaller.svext
After installation, the extension files are located on the user's machine here:
%APPDATA%\Oracle\SmartView\extensions\Bin
Downloading Help for Local or Web Server Installation
After installing Oracle Smart View for Office, the online help is retrieved from a URL
hosted on the Oracle.com web site. This is the default behavior for Smart View, and no
changes are required by users to launch help.
However, you may require that the help be installed locally or on a web server in your
organization. Some examples for the need to access help from a location other than
Oracle.com are:
•
Help files must be installed on a local drive on an individual's computer for
Section 508 accessibility purposes.
•
Internet access limitations; for example, your users only have access to URLs on
your organization's intranet.
To accommodate the above types of cases, a downloadable help zip file is posted on
My Oracle Support as a patch to the current Smart View release.
The procedure below describes downloading the help zip file. Further instructions for
installation and configuration are in the following guides:
•
Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server in this guide.
•
Oracle Smart View for Office Accessibility Guide. See "Installing and Configuring
Help Locally."
To download the Smart View help zip file from My Oracle Support (MOS):
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Uninstalling Smart View
1. Log in to MOS.
2. Select the Patches & Updates tab.
The Patch Search area is displayed at the right of the screen with the Search tab
selected by default.
3. Under the Number/Name or Bug Number (Simple) heading, ensure that Patch
Name or Number is selected in the drop-down list box.
4. In the Patch Search text box, type this Smart View patch number:
23206405
The Patch Search text box is to the right of the Patch Name or Number drop-down
list box.
5. Click Search.
6. Download the patch zip file to a temporary directory.
7. To install and configure the help according to your requirements, follow the
instructions in either of the following guides:
•
Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server in this guide.
•
Oracle Smart View for Office Accessibility Guide. See "Installing and Configuring
Help Locally."
Uninstalling Smart View
This topic describes uninstalling Oracle Smart View for Office.
To uninstall extensions, see "Uninstalling Extensions" in the Oracle Smart View for
Office User's Guide.
To uninstall Smart View:
1. Before you begin, close all Office applications.
2. Go to your Windows system Control Panel and navigate to Uninstall or change a
program.
3. Locate and select the version of Smart View that applies to your installation:
•
Oracle Smart View 32-bit for Office
•
Oracle Smart View 64-bit for Office
4. Click Uninstall.
Installing Smart View 2-13
Uninstalling Smart View
2-14 Installation and Configuration Guide
3
Administering Extension Installations and
Updates
The extension installation and update process described in this topic enables Oracle
Smart View for Office end users to install, update, or uninstall extensions based on
parameters set by the Smart View administrator in the manifest file,
UpdateList.xml.
About Extension Installations and Updates
Auto-Update versus Manual Update
In releases earlier than Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.400, extensions were
updated using the Auto-Update process. To update extensions with Auto-Update,
Smart View end users could go to the Extensions tab of the Options dialog box and
click the Check for updates link or select the Check for updates when Microsoft
Office starts check box to initiate extension updates. For all extensions, if any updates
were available, they were retrieved and installations were automatically initiated.
In release 11.1.2.5.400 and later, you can customize the extension update process so
that Smart View end users can control when they install, update, and remove
extensions. The Smart View administrator configures attributes in the
UpdateList.xml manifest file to control the options available to the users. If the
administrator does not configure these attributes in UpdateList.xml, extensions
will continue to be updated using the existing Auto-Update process.
Types of Extensions
There are two types of extensions that can be installed on a Smart View client machine:
•
Provider extensions. Extensions that are dependent on, or integrated with, Oracle
components are provider extensions. Examples are the Disclosure Management
and Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting extensions. Provider extensions can be
configured as required extensions.
•
Per-user extensions. Extensions that are installed in the user’s application data
folder. These extensions may or may not be dependent on Oracle components.
Additionally, per-user extensions can also be configured as required extensions.
The Smart View administrator configures the UpdateList.xml file to specify the list
of provider and per-user extensions available to end users along with options for
installing, updating, and removing them. Additionally, per-user extensions can also be
configured to display an indicator for required extensions and does not force the
installation. The Smart View end user then accesses the Options dialog box and
installs, updates, or uninstalls the extensions that are available to him or her in the
Extensions tab.
To configure provider and per-user extension installation, uninstallation, and
updating, complete the procedure in Configuring Manual Extension Updates.
Administering Extension Installations and Updates 3-1
Configuring Manual Extension Updates
If you do not want to make changes to the extension update process, you may refer to
Configuring Auto-Update Extensions for information on the structure of the XML and
examples, but you do not need to take any further action.
For instructions on installing, updating, and removing extensions in Smart View, end
users can refer to the procedure topics in "Extensions" in the "Smart View Options"
chapter in the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide.
About the Oracle Journals for Financial Management Extension
The Oracle Journals extension is unique among Smart View extensions in that the
extension installer file is included in the extensions folder of the Smart View
installation. End users can install the Oracle Journals extension directly from the
extensions folder of their Smart View installation.
Or, as administrator, you can control how your Smart View end users install the
Oracle Journals extension, automatically or manually, via the Extensions page of the
Smart View Options dialog box.
If you choose to set up automatic or manual installations of the Oracle Journals
extension, you should install Smart View in a test environment first, then refer to the
UpdateList.xml file, found in the extensions folder of your Smart View
installation. Use the entry in this file as a guideline for the Oracle Journals entry you
will add to the UpdateList.xml file, as described in Configuring Manual Extension
Updates.
Configuring Manual Extension Updates
Auto-Update extensions in the UpdateList.xml manifest file can be configured so
that the Oracle Smart View for Office end user can see the available extensions,
including per-user extensions, and install them from the Extensions tab of the Options
dialog box.
You can add two attributes, visible and allowUninstall, to the
UpdateList.xml manifest file to change the behavior of the extensions from autoupdate to manual update so that the extensions are displayed in the Options dialog
box:
•
visible—A value of "1" indicates that the extension will appear in the
Extensions tab of the Smart View Options dialog and will NOT be part of the
Auto-Update process.
If the visible attribute is missing or the value is not "1", the extension is
included in the Auto-Update process.
•
allowUninstall—A value of "1" indicates that the user can initiate an uninstall
through the Extensions tab of the Options dialog box using the Remove link.
If the allowUninstall attribute is missing or the value is not "1", the user may
not initiate an uninstall in the Extensions interface (the Remove link will not be
there).
This procedure is optional. If you choose not to add the attributes to
UpdateList.xml, extensions will continue to be updated as they were in releases
earlier than 11.1.2.5.400. In pre-11.1.2.5.400 releases, users click the Check for updates
link or select the Check for updates when Microsoft Office starts check box to initiate
extension updates.
See Manual Update XML Defined and Manual Update XML Example for reference.
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Configuring Manual Extension Updates
To add attributes to the UpdateList.xml manifest file for extensions:
1. Open the UpdateList.xml file for editing.
The manifest file is found in two locations:
•
epmstatic:
http://server:port/epmstatic/smartview/Client/UpdateList.xml
•
The location pointed to by the <extensionupdatelist> tag in C:\Oracle
\SmartView\cfg\properties.xml.
To populate the <extensionupdatelist> tag, you can either perform a
command line installation, as described in Running Command Line or Silent
Installations, or manually update the tag in the properties.xml file.
Note:
In properties.xml, if multiple URLs exist for an extension installer, Smart
View checks all locations and installs from the location containing the latest
version.
If multiple URLs exist for the same version of an extension installer, Smart
View installs from the first URL in the list.
2. Optional: To display an extension in the Extensions tab of the Options dialog box,
and exclude the extension from the Auto-Update process, add the visible="1"
attribute to the XML for the extension; for example:
<update>
version="11.1.2.3.500.021"
extension id="Some.Unique.Id.That.Matches.Extension.Descriptor.Id"
location="/epmstatic/disclosure_mgmt/svext/DiscManSetup.msi"
visible="1"
allowUninstall="1">Oracle Disclosure Management
</extension>
Figure 1 shows an example of an extension displayed in the Extensions tab.
Figure 3-1
Extension as Displayed in the Extensions Tab
, for an extension, add the
allowUninstall="1" attribute to the XML for the extension; for example:
3. Optional: To display the Remove button,
<update>
version="11.1.2.3.500.021"
extension id="A.Unique.Id.That.Matches.Extension.Descriptor.Id"
location="/epmstatic/disclosure_mgmt/svext/DiscManSetup.msi"
visible="1"
allowUninstall="1">Oracle Disclosure Management
</extension>
Figure 2 shows an example of an extension displayed in the Extensions tab.
Administering Extension Installations and Updates 3-3
Configuring Manual Extension Updates
Figure 3-2
Extension as Displayed in the Extensions Tab
4. For each provider and per-user extension, repeat step 2 and step 3 according to
your requirements.
5. Optional: To remove a single extension from the list of extensions available for
Auto-Update in the UpdateList.xml file, use the alternative method of
commenting out the extension with the <!-- and --> characters; for example:
<!-<extension>
location="/epmstatic/disclosure_mgmt/svext/DiscManSetup.msi"
version="11.1.2.4.078" id="nnnnnnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnn"> Oracle
Disclosure Management
</extension>
-->
You can also comment out the entire list of extensions if your goal is to exclude all
extensions from the manual update process.
Manual Update XML Defined
•
<update>
The root node. This is a tag.
•
<extension>
Parent node for <extension> attributes. This is a tag.
Attributes of <extension> are:
–
id
The extension identifier. The identifier must match the
SVExtensionDescriptor.GUID defined in the extension. It does not need to be
a GUID, it only needs to be unique. This name will appear in the Windows
Registry. For this reason, Oracle recommends using readable identifiers; for
example, Oracle.Disclosure.Management.
–
format
A value of "1" indicates that the entry for the extension uses the manual
update XML format introduced in Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.400.
This XML format supports more user interface features than the standard
Auto-Update format.
–
version
The version number of the extension. The version number must match exactly
with the extension descriptor version in the extension assembly.
–
svVersion
The Smart View version that the extension works with.
–
visible
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Configuring Manual Extension Updates
Set this value to "1" to display the extension in the Extensions tab of the
Options dialog box. When this is set to "1", the extension will NOT be part of
the Auto-Update process.
–
manualUpdate
Set this value to "1" if the user needs to close Excel for installation update. The
update installer file will be downloaded and a message will be displayed
indicating the required restart of Office. Also, the download folder will be
opened.
–
manualInstall
Set this value to "1" if the user needs to close Excel for installation. The
installer file will be downloaded and a message will be displayed indicating
the required restart of Office. The download folder will be opened.
–
allowUninstall
Set this value to "1" to display the Remove button in the Extensions tab of the
Options dialog box.
–
type
The type of extension. Valid values are:
–
‐
0 = optional extension
‐
1 = provider extension
‐
2 = Smart View client
required
Set to display a "Required" or "Recommended" icon for the extension. No
action is done other than the visible icon.
•
<name>
The name of the extension. This is a tag.
•
<desc>
The extension description. This is a tag.
Uses the "default" attribute. The default description for the extension will be the
description displayed in the Extensions tab.
•
owner
The creator or owner of the extension; for example, Oracle.
•
location
The location and file name of the extension installer file. This can be msi or
svext; exe is not supported.
•
<uninstallMsg>
Optional. For uninstalls, displays a custom message to the user.
Uses the "default" attribute. The default description for the uninstallMsg will be
the custom message displayed during uninstall.
Administering Extension Installations and Updates 3-5
Configuring Auto-Update Extensions
•
<options>
Optional. For msi installations only. All options for the Microsoft Windows
Installer Tool, Msiexec.exe, are supported.
Manual Update XML Example
<update>
<extension id="Oracle.SmartView.ExtensionSamples.PowerPack.AdjustData"
format="1"
version="1.1.3.0"
svVersion="11.1.2.2.310"
visible="1" allowUninstall="1"
manualUpdate=”0”
manualInstall=”0”
type="0"
required="1">
<name>Adjust Data</name>
<desc default="Simple data adjustment panel for use with Smart View">
<owner>Oracle</owner>
<location>file://server_name/shared/ExtensionInstallers/AdjustDataInstaller.svext
</location>
<uninstallMsg default=”This will remove the extension and all its components"
</uninstallMsg>
</extension>
</update>
Configuring Auto-Update Extensions
You can add the visible and allowUninstall attributes to the UpdateList.xml
manifest file to change the behavior of the extensions that are part of the Auto-Update
process.
If you do not add the attributes to UpdateList.xml, extensions will continue to be
updated using the existing Auto-Update process.
To add the visible and allowUninstall attributes to the Auto-Update extensions,
complete the procedure in Configuring Manual Extension Updates.
See Auto-Update XML Defined and Auto-Update XML Example for reference.
You can also remove an single extension from the list of extensions available for AutoUpdate in the UpdateList.xml file by commenting out the extension using the <!-and --> characters. For example:
<!-<extension>
location="/epmstatic/disclosure_mgmt/svext/DiscManSetup.msi" version="11.1.2.4.078"
id="nnnnnnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnn"> Oracle Disclosure Management
</extension>
-->
If you comment out the entire list of extensions, then all extensions are excluded from
the manual update process.
Auto-Update XML Defined
•
<update>
The root node. This is a tag.
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Configuring Auto-Update Extensions
•
<extension>
Text that contains the extension name. This is a tag. The extension name appears
in the Extensions tab of the Options dialog box. Examples of extension names are
Oracle Predictive Planning Extension, Disclosure Management, or Adjust Data.
Attributes of <extension> are:
–
id
The extension identifier. The identifier must match the
SVExtensionDescriptor.GUID defined in the extension. It does not need to be
a GUID, it only needs to be unique. This name will appear in the Windows
Registry. For this reason, Oracle recommends using readable identifiers; for
example, Oracle.Disclosure.Management.
–
version
The version number of the extension.
–
location
The location and file name of the extension installer file. This can be msi or
svext; exe is not supported.
–
operation
Optional. For Auto-Updates, set this value to “delete” to have the uninstall
automatically begin when the user opens Office.
Note:
The first time a user opens Office, if Oracle Smart View for Office determines
that the extension needs to be uninstalled, the subsequent opening of Office
initiates the uninstall process.
–
options
Optional. For msi installations only. All options for the Microsoft Windows
Installer Tool, Msiexec.exe, are supported.
–
visible
Set this value to "1" to display the extension in the Extensions tab of the
Options dialog box. When this is set to "1", the extension will NOT be part of
the Auto-Update process.
–
allowUninstall
Set this value to "1" to display the Remove button in the Extensions tab of the
Options dialog box.
Auto-Update XML Example
<update>
<extension id="A.Unique.Id.That.Matches.Extension.Descriptor.Id"
version="11.1.2.3.500.021"
location="/epmstatic/disclosure_mgmt/svext/DiscManSetup.msi"
visible="1"
allowUninstall="1">Disclosure Management
Administering Extension Installations and Updates 3-7
Configuring Auto-Update Extensions
</extension>
<extension id="Another.Unique.Id"
version="11.1.2.3.300"
location="/epmstatic/SomeSetup.msi"
operation=”delete”>Crystal Ball EPM
</extension>
<extension id="And.Another.Unique.Id"
version="11.1.2.3.300"
location="/epmstatic/SomeSetup.msi"
options="/promptrestart">Oracle Predictive Planning"
</extension>
</update>
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4
Accessing Shared Connections from an
XML File
Related Topics:
About Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File
Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File
Connection File Syntax and Example
About Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File
Note:
The procedures in this chapter apply to shared connections only.
You can use shared connection information from an XML file to connect to supported
Oracle Smart View for Office providers, both cloud and on-premises. The XML file can
exist either locally on each individual Smart View client machine or on a web server.
Smart View end users point to this XML file in the Shared Connections URL field of
the Options dialog box, and then access the available providers as they would any
other shared connection to which they have access.
To connect to an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition provider from the
Shared Connections Panel in Smart View, you must follow the procedures in this topic.
However, you may also connect to Oracle BI EE data sources from the Private
Connections Panel using the procedure described in "Creating Private Connections" in
the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide.
Note:
Only ASCII characters are supported in the XML file. Do not use non-ASCII
characters in any of the entries you make in this file.
Caution:
The procedures in this chapter should be completed by the Smart View
administrator.
Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File 4-1
Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File
Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File
Setting up the shared connections XML file involves preparing the XML file
distributing it to your users.
To set up shared connections in an XML file:
1. Create an empty XML file using any text editor and save it on your Oracle Smart
View for Office client machine.
Give the file a meaningful name, such as SmartViewProviders.xml, and ensure
that it has the .xml extension.
Note:
Only ASCII characters are supported in the XML file. Do not use non-ASCII
characters in any of the entries you make in this file.
2. Add the following line to the beginning of the file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
3. Next, add the opening res_GetProvisionedDataSources tag:
<res_GetProvisionedDataSources>
4. Add entries for the applicable providers.
You can add entries for Oracle Hyperion Provider Services (Oracle Essbase), Oracle
Hyperion Planning (both on-premises and in Oracle Planning and Budgeting
Cloud), Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Hyperion Reporting and
Analysis, Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance, Oracle Business Intelligence
Enterprise Edition, and Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud. The XML
can contain entries for supported cloud providers, on-premises providers, or a mix
of both.
When you create your entries, copy the syntax exactly and make ONLY these
substitutions:
•
In the Product tag, name attribute:
name—An internal identifier for the provider. This will not display to users.
•
In the Product tag, displayVersion attribute:
version—The version number of the specified provider. This will not display
to users.
•
In the Server tag, context attribute:
webServerHost—The web server host machine name.
webServerPort—The web server port number. Use the default port number
that is already noted in the syntax for each provider. Or, if you have
configured your system using non-default port numbers, provide them.
The syntax for each provider type is below.
Provider Services (Essbase)
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Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File
<Product id="APS" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Provider Services" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/aps/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
Planning
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Planning, Fusion Edition" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
Financial Management
<Product id="HFM" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Fusion Edition"
context="http://webServerHost:webServerPort/hfmadf/../hfmofficeprovider/
HFMOfficeProvider.aspx"></Server>
</Product>
Reporting and Analysis
<Product id="RAFramework" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Reporting and Analysis Framework" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/raframework/browse/listXML"></Server>
</Product>
Strategic Finance
<Product providerType="ExtensionProvider" id="HSF" name="name"
displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Strategic Planning, Fusion Edition"
context="webServerHost:webServerPort/StrategicPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
Oracle BI EE
<Product providerType="ExtensionProvider" id="27EE9B0D-D5F5-42c9AFC5-44FEA770C693" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle BI, Fusion Edition" context="OBI:http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/analytics/jbips"></Server>
</Product>
Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Planning and Budgeting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud
<Product id="EPRCS" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud" context="http://
serviceURL/epm/SmartView"> </Server>
</Product>
Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File 4-3
Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File
Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Tax Reporting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/HyperionPlanning/
SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
5. Optional: If you are planning to access help locally or from an internal URL, add
an entry for locating the help:
•
Help installed on a local drive:
<helpurlcontext>file:///parent_language_folder_path/</helpurlcontext>
For example:
<helpurlcontext>file:///C:/Oracle/SmartView/smartview_help/</helpurlcontext>
•
Help installed on a web server:
<helpurlcontext>http://webServerHost:webServerPort/pathToHelpFiles/
smartview_help/</helpurlcontext>
For example:
<helpurlcontext>http://abcxyzco.com:12345/user_documentation/
smartview_help/</helpurlcontext>
Notes:
•
Perform this step ONLY if you are planning to access shared connections from
an XML file AND are required to access help either from a local drive or a web
server within your organization. See Installing and Configuring Help Locally
or on a Web Server for instructions on setting up help.
•
If you use the <helpurlcontext> tag, the help location you specify
overrides the default or modified location specified in the
<helpurlcontext> tag in the properties.xml file, as described in
Optional Local Help Configuration via the Shared Connections XML File.
6. Optional: Add an entry for the User Productivity Kit (UPK):
<UPK>http://link to User Productivity Kit</UPK>
For example:
<UPK>http://download.abcxyzco.com/ocomdocs/PlayerPackage/data/toc.html</UPK>
7. Add the closing res_GetProvisionedDataSources tag to complete the file,
then save it.
</res_GetProvisionedDataSources>
See Connection File Syntax and Example for the full syntax and an example of how
this file should be set up.
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Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File
8. Test the file:
a. Perform an action:
•
If you plan to have users copy the XML file to their local drive, ensure that
the file is copied to a local drive on your Smart View client machine.
For example, the file may be copied to the SmartView\bin directory.
•
Alternatively, if you plan to copy the file to a web server, ensure that the
file is accessible to your users from a fully-qualified URL that includes the
XML file name and the .xml extension.
b. Start Smart View and in the Options dialog box, edit the Shared Connections
URL to add the full path to the file or a URL, ensuring that the .xml file name
extension is included.
Note:
This feature will not work if the .xml file name extension in not included at
the end of the local drive path or URL.
•
Local drive example:
C:/Oracle/SmartView/bin/SmartViewProviders.xml
Ensure that you use forward slashes (/) as separators in the file path.
The directory path and file should now be available in the list of shared
connections.
•
Web server URL syntax:
http://webServerHost:webServerPort/pathToFile/filename.xml
Web server URL example:
http://abcxyzcowebserver:1234/SmartViewDataSources/SmartViewProviders.xml
The URL should now be available in the list of shared connections.
c. Connect to the file using the Shared Connections option in the Smart View
Panel, as described in "Connecting to Data Sources" in the Oracle Smart View for
Office User's Guide.
If you do not see provider entries listed in the Shared Connections drop-down
list, then the XML file may contain incorrect syntax or invalid characters.
Tip:
Verify the XML by opening the file in a browser; for example, in Internet
Explorer. The browser will specify the invalid syntax. Correct any errors in the
XML file editor, save, and refresh the browser display.
9. When the XML file is correct and complete, perform one of the following
procedures:
•
If you plan to have users copy the XML file to their local drive, distribute the
file to your Smart View users with these instructions:
Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File 4-5
Connection File Syntax and Example
a.
Do not modify this file in any way.
b.
Copy the file to a local drive on your Smart View client machine.
For example, the file may be copied to the SmartView\bin folder.
c.
Start Smart View and in the Options dialog box, edit the Shared
Connections URL with the full path to the file on the local drive, including
the file name and .xml extension; for example:
C:/Oracle/SmartView/bin/SmartViewProviders.xml
Ensure that you use forward slashes (/) as separators in the file path.
The directory path and file is now available in the list of shared
connections.
d.
Test by connecting to the file using the Shared Connections option in the
Smart View Panel, as described in "Connecting to Data Sources" in the
Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide.
If you have problems connecting, contact your Smart View administrator.
•
If you plan to copy the XML file to a web server, notify your Smart View users
with these instructions:
a.
Start Smart View and in the Options dialog box, edit the Shared
Connections URL with the URL provided, including the file name
and .xml extension; for example:
http://abcxyzcowebserver:1234/SmartViewDataSources/SmartViewProviders.xml
b.
Test by connecting to this URL using the Shared Connections option in the
Smart View Panel, as described in "Connecting to Data Sources" in the
Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide.
If you have problems connecting, contact your Smart View administrator.
c.
Internet Explorer users: To use the URL given in step a, Oracle
recommends setting the following options in Internet Explorer:
i.
Select Tools, then Internet Options.
ii.
In the General tab, Browsing history group, select Settings.
iii.
In the Check for newer versions of stored pages section, select Every
time I visit the webpage, and then click OK.
iv.
In the Internet Options dialog box, select the Advanced tab.
v.
In the Security section, select the Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder when browser is closed option.
vi.
Click OK to close Internet Options and restart the browser.
Connection File Syntax and Example
Related Topics:
Connection File Syntax
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Connection File Syntax and Example
Connection File Example
Connection File Syntax
Below is the file syntax in its entirety:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<res_GetProvisionedDataSources>
<Product id="APS" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Provider Services" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/aps/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Planning, Fusion Edition" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HFM" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Fusion Edition" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/hfmadf/../hfmofficeprovider/HFMOfficeProvider.aspx"></
Server>
</Product>
<Product id="RAFramework" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Reporting and Analysis Framework" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/raframework/browse/listXML"></Server>
</Product>
<Product providerType="ExtensionProvider" id="name" name="HSF-11.1.2"
displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Strategic Planning, Fusion Edition" context="http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/StrategicPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product providerType="ExtensionProvider" id="27EE9B0D-D5F5-42c9-AFC5-44FEA770C693"
name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Oracle BI, Fusion Edition" context="OBI:http://
webServerHost:webServerPort/analytics/jbips"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Planning and Budgeting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="EPRCS" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/epm/
SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="name" displayVersion="version">
<Server name="Tax Reporting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/HyperionPlanning/
SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<helpurlcontext>a valid entry as per optional step 5</helpurlcontext>
<UPK>http://link to User Productivity Kit</UPK>
</res_GetProvisionedDataSources>
Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File 4-7
Connection File Syntax and Example
Connection File Example
The following example includes an entry for each provider type and also includes an
entry for accessing help from an organization's internal web server:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<res_GetProvisionedDataSources>
<Product id="APS" name="APS-11.1.2" displayVersion="11.1.2.2.500">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Provider Services" context="http://abcsvr.xyzco.com:
19000/aps/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="HP-11.1.2" displayVersion="11.1.2.2.000">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Planning, Fusion Edition" context="http://
abcsvr.xyzco.com:19000/HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HFM" name="HFM-11.1.2" displayVersion="11.1.2.2.300">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Fusion Edition" context="http://
abcsvr.xyzco.com:19000/hfmadf/../hfmofficeprovider/HFMOfficeProvider.aspx"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="RAFramework" name="RAFramework-11.1.2" displayVersion="11.1.2.2.000">
<Server name="Reporting and Analysis Framework" context="http://abcsvr.xyzco.com:
19000/raframework/browse/listXML"></Server>
</Product>
<Product providerType="ExtensionProvider" id="HSF" name="HSF-11.1.2"
displayVersion="11.1.2.2.00.2266">
<Server name="Oracle Hyperion Strategic Planning, Fusion Edition" context="http://
abcsvr.xyzco.com.com:8900/StrategicPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product providerType="ExtensionProvider" id="27EE9B0D-D5F5-42c9-AFC5-44FEA770C693"
name="OBI EE-11.1.1.7" displayVersion="11.1.1.7">
<Server name="Oracle BI, Fusion Edition" context="OBI:http://abcsvr.xyzco.com:9704/
analytics/jbips"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="PBCS" displayVersion="17.02">
<Server name="Planning and Budgeting Cloud" context="http://
mypbcs.mycloud.oraclecorp.com/HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="EPBCS" displayVersion="17.02">
<Server name="Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud" context="http://
myepbcs.mycloud.oraclecorp.com/HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="EPRCS" name="EPRCS" displayVersion="16.12">
<Server name="Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud" context="http://
myeprcs.mycloud.oraclecorp.com/epm/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="FCCS" displayVersion="16.12">
<Server name="Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/
HyperionPlanning/SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<Product id="HP" name="TRCS" displayVersion="17.02">
<Server name="Tax Reporting Cloud" context="http://serviceURL/HyperionPlanning/
SmartView"></Server>
</Product>
<helpurlcontext>http://abcxyzcowebserver:12345/user_documentation/smartview_help/</
helpurlcontext>
<UPK>http://download.abcxyzco.com/ocomdocs/PlayerPackage/data/toc.html</UPK>
</res_GetProvisionedDataSources>
4-8 Oracle Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration Guide
5
Installing and Configuring Help Locally or
on a Web Server
Related Topics:
About Installing Help Locally or on a Web Server
Setting Up Help Locally or on a Web Server
Optional Local Help Configuration via the Shared Connections XML File
About Installing Help Locally or on a Web Server
After installing Oracle Smart View for Office, the online help is accessed from a URL
hosted on the Oracle.com web site. This is the default behavior for Smart View, and no
changes are required by users to launch help.
However, you may require that the help be installed locally or on a web server in your
organization. Some examples for the need to access help from a location other than
Oracle.com are:
•
Help files must be installed on a local drive on an individual's computer for
Section 508 accessibility purposes.
•
Internet access limitations; for example, your users only have access to URLs on
your organization's intranet.
To accommodate the above types of cases, a help zip file can be downloaded from My
Oracle Support. You unzip the help to a local drive or web server, and then modify the
Smart View properties.xml file to point the help location.
Note:
Depending on your requirements, you may also want to specify the
<helpurlcontext> tag in a shared connections XML file, as described in
Setting Up the Shared Connections XML File of Accessing Shared Connections
from an XML File. Refer to Optional Local Help Configuration via the Shared
Connections XML File for more information.
Setting Up Help Locally or on a Web Server
To install and configure Oracle Smart View for Office help locally or on a web server:
1. Obtain the help zip file for this release from My Oracle Support.
Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server 5-1
Setting Up Help Locally or on a Web Server
2. Extract the contents to either a local folder on the computer where Smart View is
installed or to a folder accessible by your users on an HTTP web server in your
organization.
For example:
•
Extract the contents locally to:
C:\Oracle\SmartView\
The extraction adds an additional folder named smartview_help. The result
is:
C:\Oracle\SmartView\smartview_help
•
Extract the contents to a web server:
http://webServerHost:webServerPort/pathToHelpFiles
The extractions adds smartview_help after pathToHelpFiles. The result
is:
http://webServerHost:webServerPort/pathToHelpFiles/smartview_help
Under the smartview_help folder, there are 28 language folders; for example:
C:\Oracle\SmartView
\smartview_help
\ar
\cs
\da
\de
\el
\en
\es
\fi
\fr
\fr_CA
\he
\hu
\it
\ja
\ko
\nl
\no
\pl
\pt
\pt_BR
\ro
\ru
\sk
\sv
\th
\tr
\zh_CN
\zh_TW
The following language folders contain translated versions of the Smart View help:
\de
\es
\fr
5-2 Oracle Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration Guide
Setting Up Help Locally or on a Web Server
\it
\ja
\ko
\nl
\pt_BR
\zh_CN
\zh_TW
The remaining language folders contain the English version of the help. When you
run Smart View in one of those languages (for example, Swedish) and you click a
button for Help, the English help is displayed.
Additionally, the English folder contains a copy of the help in PDF format,
smartview_user.pdf.
3. Modify the helpurlcontext property in the Smart View properties.xml file:
a. In your Smart View installation, navigate to the SmartView\cfg folder.
b. Make a backup copy of the original properties.xml file.
c. Open properties.xml for editing.
d. Modify the helpurlcontext property, providing the path to the folder that is
parent to the language folders using the following syntax:
•
If installing locally, provide the path to the folder that is parent to the
language folders using the following syntax:
<helpurlcontext>file:///parent_language_folder_path/</helpurlcontext>
Tip:
Use forward slashes in the syntax and ensure that you enter a final forward
slash (/) after the parent language folder path that you provide.
Using the example from step 2, after extracting the zip contents to C:
\Oracle\SmartView, the smartview_help folder is the parent folder of
the language folders. Thus, you would modify the
parent_language_folder_path placeholder as follows:
<helpurlcontext>file:///C:/Oracle/SmartView/smartview_help/</
helpurlcontext>
•
If installing on a web server, provide the path to the folder that is parent to
the language folders using the following syntax:
<helpurlcontext>http://webServerHost:webServerPort/pathToHelpFiles/
smartview_help/</helpurlcontext>
Tip:
Use forward slashes in the syntax and ensure that you enter a final forward
slash (/) after the parent language folder path that you provide.
Using the example from step 2 and substituting user_documentation for
pathToHelpFiles, after extracting the zip contents to http://
abcxyzco.com:12345/user_documentation, the smartview_help
folder is the parent folder of the language folders. For example:
Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server 5-3
Optional Local Help Configuration via the Shared Connections XML File
<helpurlcontext>http://abcxyzco.com:12345/user_documentation/
smartview_help/</helpurlcontext>
4. Restart your Microsoft Office applications and access the help from the Smart View
ribbon.
5. Repeat this procedure for each computer that requires Smart View local help.
Optional Local Help Configuration via the Shared Connections XML File
In a new installation, Oracle Smart View for Office help is available as soon as you
start Excel. You do not need to be connected to a Smart View provider in order to view
the help. After making the changes to the properties.xml file described in this
chapter, help is accessed from the help location you indicate.
If you are also planning to access shared connections from an XML file (as described in
Accessing Shared Connections from an XML File), AND you require an alternative
location for the help, note the following:
•
You can add the <helpurlcontext> tag to the shared connections XML file. The
help location you specify in the shared connections XML file overrides the help
location specified in properties.xml once you click the Shared Connections
button in the Smart View Panel. This is true whether or not you modify the
<helpurlcontext> tag in properties.xml.
•
If you do not add or specify the <helpurlcontext> tag to the shared
connections XML file, then the local help defined in the properties.xml file
will ALWAYS be used and is available as soon as you start Excel.
5-4 Oracle Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration Guide
6
Tips and Troubleshooting
Related Topics:
Diagnostics Tools
Installation and Languages
Windows, Office, and Smart View Locale Settings
Error When First Launching Excel After Installing Smart View
Office Slow to Start when Internet Connectivity is Not Available
Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings for Financial Reporting
Working with Internet Explorer in Protected Mode
Working with Custom HTML-based Login Forms
Browser Settings When Working with XML Files on HTTP Server
Flickering Issues on Office 2013 and Office 2016
Issues When Starting Excel in Automation Mode
Slowness with Extension Options Dialog Box
Performance and Memory Usage Considerations for Smart View with Excel
Smart View HTTP Session Timeout
Duplicate Queries in Word Slow to Refresh
Issues with Dynamic Data Exchange Option in Excel
Transition Navigation Keys Not Supported
Excel Looks for HsTbar.xml File After Uninstall
Diagnostics Tools
When an issue arises while using Oracle Smart View for Office that you cannot resolve
on your own, you can use the Smart View Diagnostic tools in the Diagnostics group in
the Smart View ribbon to create and collect log files and screenshots to send to Oracle
Support. When you are finished collecting diagnostic data, you use the diagnostic
tools to zip up the files. Then you transmit the ZIP file to Oracle Support for analysis.
The log files and screenshots are used by Oracle Support to troubleshoot and resolve
your issue.
You can customize certain features of Smart View Diagnostic tools; for example:
•
Hide data values in an Office document.
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-1
Installation and Languages
•
Hide member names in an Office document.
•
Direct the diagnostics output files to a folder other than the default.
•
Allow automatic screenshots for each warning or error message that is displayed.
See the "Smart View Diagnostics" chapter of the Oracle Smart View for Office User's
Guide for more information on the Diagnostics tools.
Installation and Languages
The Oracle Smart View for Office installer uses the language set in the Format field of
the Windows Region and Language dialog box, Formats tab. This language also
becomes the default language when running Smart View.
After installation, anytime you change the Smart View language setting (Options
dialog box, Advanced tab), Smart View remembers the new setting on each
subsequent launch of Excel.
To return Smart View to the default language, you can use either of the following
methods in the Options dialog box, Advanced tab:
•
Click the Reset button.
•
Select the first option in the Language drop-down list. This is always Default,
which is the language specified in the Region and Language dialog box, Formats
tab
After uninstalling and then reinstalling, Smart View reverts to the language specified
in the Windows Region and Language dialog box, Formats tab, and not the last
language specified in the Smart View Options dialog box, Advanced tab.
Windows, Office, and Smart View Locale Settings
On each Oracle Smart View for Office client machine, the following locale settings
should match:
•
Smart View language option
•
Microsoft Office language
•
Windows Regional Settings
•
Windows operating system
Running Smart View in a language other than the language of the machine's Windows
operating system, system locale, or Office language, may result in incorrect data being
returned. For example, if the Windows operating system, system locale, and Office
language are English, and you run Smart View in Russian, reports or chart data may
display incorrectly.
Error When First Launching Excel After Installing Smart View
After installing Oracle Smart View for Office and launching Excel for the first time,
you may get an error message similar to the following: "Unable to set the installed
property of the add-in class."
Workarounds: Enable the Smart View Excel add-in using one of the following
methods:
6-2 Oracle Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration Guide
Office Slow to Start when Internet Connectivity is Not Available
Trust Center Method
1.
Perform the task appropriate for your Office version:
•
2013 and 2010: Go to File, then Options, and then Trust Center.
•
2007: Click the Office button in the top left corner of Excel, then select Excel
Options, and then Trust Center.
2.
Click the Trust Center Settings button.
3.
In the left pane, select Trusted Locations.
4.
Click Add new location to launch the Microsoft Office Trusted Location dialog
box.
5.
In Path, enter:
C:\Oracle
6.
Click OK.
7.
Click OK to close the Trust Center, and then click OK to close Excel Options.
COM Add-ins Method:
1.
Perform the task appropriate for your Office version:
•
2013 and 2010: Go to File, then Options, and then Add-ins.
•
2007: Click the Office button in the top left corner of Excel, then select Excel
Options, and then Add-ins.
2.
From Manage, select COM Add-ins, and then Go.
3.
In COM Add-ins, select the check box to enable the Oracle Smart View for Office
add-in, and click OK.
Office Slow to Start when Internet Connectivity is Not Available
At startup, Oracle Smart View for Office performs various security checks at startup,
including checks on all the installed extensions. Internet connectivity is required in
order to perform these checks.
Without internet connectivity, the security checks on extensions cannot be carried out
and Office applications will be very slow to launch.
You may disable extensions in order to improve Office startup time, but you will lose
the functionality related to those extensions, even if you are still able to connect to data
providers through your company's intranet.
Oracle recommends verifying that you can connect to the internet when starting Office
with Smart View installed.
Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings for Financial Reporting
When running a Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting report from Oracle Smart View
for Office, a web control is called that causes this error to display: "The product does
not support compatibility view. Contact your system administrator to help configure
your settings."
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-3
Working with Internet Explorer in Protected Mode
By default, the web control runs in compatibility mode, triggering the compatibility
message.
Workarounds:
•
Click to clear the message, and the report preview displays as expected.
•
To avoid the compatibility message, modify the Windows Registry as follows.
For 32-bit Office:
In [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft
\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl
\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION], add the following three DWORD (32-bit)
values:
"EXCEL.EXE"=dword:00008000
"POWERPNT.EXE"=dword:00008000
"WINWORD.EXE"=dword:00008000
For 64-bit Office:
Add the three DWORD values for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION].
The values must match your installed version of Internet Explorer. If you are
unsure which entry to use, then use the 32-bit Office values noted above.
Internet Explorer 8:
"EXCEL.EXE"=dword:00008000
"POWERPNT.EXE"=dword:00008000
"WINWORD.EXE"=dword:00008000
Internet Explorer 9:
"EXCEL.EXE"=dword:00009000
"POWERPNT.EXE"=dword:00009000
"WINWORD.EXE"=dword:00009000
Internet Explorer 10:
"EXCEL.EXE"=dword:00010000
"POWERPNT.EXE"=dword:00010000
"WINWORD.EXE"=dword:00010000
Internet Explorer 11:
"EXCEL.EXE"=dword:00011000
"POWERPNT.EXE"=dword:00011000
"WINWORD.EXE"=dword:00011000
Working with Internet Explorer in Protected Mode
When Microsoft Internet Explorer is running in protected mode, web launch does not
function. This means you cannot launch Oracle Smart View for Office content from
Internet Explorer.
In Internet Explorer, you can add specific website URLS as trusted sites and clear the
protected mode setting for those sites. Then you can launch Smart View content from
Internet Explorer
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Working with Custom HTML-based Login Forms
To add trusted URLs and clear the protected mode setting for those URLs:
1. In Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options, then Security, and then Trusted sites.
2. Click Sites, then add the workspace URL or cloud service URL to the list of trusted
sites.
Repeat for all trusted workspace and cloud service URLs that you want to add.
3. Click Close.
4. Verify that in the Security tab, the Enable Protected Mode check box is cleared.
5. Click OK to exit the Internet Options dialog, and restart Internet Explorer.
Working with Custom HTML-based Login Forms
If you are using a custom HTML-based login form instead of the default Oracle Access
Manager login form, ensure that the source of the custom form includes the string
loginform. This is required for Oracle Smart View for Office integration with Oracle
Access Manager to work.
Browser Settings When Working with XML Files on HTTP Server
Internet Explorer may cache XML files posted on an HTTP server and referenced by
Oracle Smart View for Office. This can cause problems when using the following
Smart View functionality:
•
Accessing shared connections from an XML file
This is the XML file posted on an HTTP server and noted in the Shared
Connections URL field of the Smart View Options dialog box. If you plan to
access online help from a local drive or internal web server, this file can also
specify the location of the help.
•
Updating extensions
Smart View references the UpdateList.xml file that is posted on an HTTP
server when Smart View end users install, update, and remove extensions in the
Extensions tab of the Options dialog box.
Complete the steps in this topic to clear the browser cache so that the latest version of
the XML file is used for the purposes noted above.
To clear the cache so that Smart View is accessing the latest XML file version posted on
an HTTP server, set the following options in Internet Explorer:
1. Select Tools, then Internet Options.
2. In the General tab, Browsing history group, select Settings.
3. In the Check for newer versions of stored pages section, select Every time I visit
the webpage, and then click OK.
4. In the Internet Options dialog box, select the Advanced tab.
5. In the Security section, select the Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when
browser is closed option.
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-5
Flickering Issues on Office 2013 and Office 2016
6. Click OK to close Internet Options and restart the browser.
Flickering Issues on Office 2013 and Office 2016
When using Smart View with Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, 32-bit or 64-bit, flickering
occurs with the POV toolbar and the Smart View Panel. The flickering is likely caused
by changes in Excel 2013 and Excel 2016.
To reduce flickering, Oracle advises that you take the following actions:
•
Ensure that you have installed one of the following Microsoft updates:
–
KB2863880 (hotfix):http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2863880
–
KB2825631 (public):http://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/2825631
To check if an update is already installed on your machine, go to Control Panel,
then Programs and Features, and then “View installed updates.” In the Search
box, enter the KB number for each update; for example, enter KB2863880, and
then enter KB282563. If one of the updates is installed, then you do not need to
install any other update. If no results are returned for either, then you must install
one of the updates.
•
Add two DWORD values to the Windows Registry (described in the sections
below).
–
Disable Window Transitions
(DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes)
–
Disable Office Animations (DisableAnimations)
Disable Window Transitions (DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes)
To improve the user experience, you may enable the DWORD value
DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes for Office 2013 and 2016. To do this,
add the DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes key value to the Toolbars key
in the Windows Registry as follows:
•
Key Name:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<OfficeVersion>\Common\Toolbars]
•
New DWORD and value:
"DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes"=dword:1
To add the new DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes DWORD to the
Toolbars registry key:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Depending on your Office version, locate and then select the following registry
key:
•
Office 2013:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Toolbars
•
Office 2016:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Toolbars
6-6 Oracle Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration Guide
Flickering Issues on Office 2013 and Office 2016
3. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select DWORD Value.
4. Type DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes, and then press Enter.
5. In the Details pane, right-click DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes,
and then select Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
7. Exit Registry Editor.
8. Restart Excel.
Disable Office Animations (DisableAnimations)
To further improve the user experience, you may disable Office Animations for Office
2013 and 2016 by adding a key and DWORD value to the Windows Registry. To do
this, create the Graphics key and DisableAnimations key value as follows:
•
Key Name:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<OfficeVersion>\Common\Graphics]
•
Key Value:
"DisableAnimations"=dword:00000001
To create and then update the registry key, Graphics, and add the new
DisableAnimations DWORD value:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then select the following registry key:
•
Office 2013:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\
•
Office 2016:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\
3. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select Key.
4. Type Graphics, and then press Enter.
5. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select DWORD Value.
6. Type DisableAnimations, and then press Enter.
7. In the Details pane, right-click DisableAnimations, and then click Modify.
8. In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
9. Exit Registry Editor.
10. Restart Excel.
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-7
Issues When Starting Excel in Automation Mode
Issues When Starting Excel in Automation Mode
Problem
In some cases, third-party software that automates Excel processes, such as exporting
to Excel, may cause issues with Excel and a conflict with Oracle Smart View for Office.
Solution
To disable Smart View when Excel is started in automation mode, you may enable
"DisableInAutomation" by adding a key and key value to the Windows Registry. To
do this, create the Options key and DisableInAutomation key value as follows:
•
Key Name:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Oracle\SmartView\Options]
•
Key Value:
"DisableInAutomation"=dword:00000001
When set to 00000001, Smart View is disabled when Excel is started in
automation mode. Smart View starts correctly when Excel is started manually,
outside of an automated process.
When set to 0 or not created at all, then Smart View is enabled and starts when
Excel is started in automation mode, which may cause issues. Smart View starts
correctly when Excel is started manually, outside of an automated process.
Creating the Registry Key and Key Value
To create and update the registry key, Options:
1.
Click Start, click Run, type regeditin the Open box, and then click OK.
2.
Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Oracle\SmartView\
3.
From the Edit menu, select New, and then select Key.
4.
Type Options, and then press Enter.
5.
From the Edit menu, select New, and then select DWORD Value.
6.
Type DisableInAutomation, and then press Enter.
7.
In the Details pane, right-click DisableInAutomation, and then click Modify.
8.
In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
The value, 00000001, enables the DisableInAutomation key.
Note:
If a zero value is entered, then this option is disabled.
9.
Exit Registry Editor.
10. Restart Excel.
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Slowness with Extension Options Dialog Box
Slowness with Extension Options Dialog Box
When opening the Extensions tab of the Options dialog box or when checking for
extension updates, if your system seems to be taking a long time to complete these
tasks, ensure that the machine has access to the internet.
Performance and Memory Usage Considerations for Smart View with
Excel
Oracle Smart View for Office is a Microsoft Office add-in. As an add-in, it is loaded in
to the Microsoft Excel process. When a report is imported into Excel through Smart
View, the Excel process consumes memory and this can negatively impact
performance.
For example, instances of grids and forms, objects in the Undo buffer, XML parsing,
etc., will cause the Excel process to consume memory. Because of this, the Excel or
machine memory limit becomes the Smart View memory limit as well. This can
severely impact performance.
There is no memory configuration parameter in Smart View to manage this.
Excel 32-bit and 64-bit have different memory limits:
•
For Excel 32-bit, the maximum memory limit, or RAM, is 2GB.
Oracle testing showed that when Excel 32-bit memory usage reaches beyond 700
MB, Excel can behave abnormally and can terminate unexpectedly.
•
The 64-bit versions of Excel are not constrained to 2 GB of RAM, as are the 32-bit
Office applications.
For large reports, Oracle recommends using 64-bit Excel. Or consider reducing the
data being sent to Smart View by reducing the number of rows, columns, and
POVs in the reports.
Oracle suggests that you consider taking some or all of the actions listed below in an
effort to limit memory usage and improve performance.
The following actions can help to limit memory usage:
1.
Ensure that these options are enabled in the Smart View Options dialog box,
Advanced tab:
•
Reduce Excel File Size
•
Improve Metadata Options
2.
In the Options dialog box, Advanced tab, set Number of Undo Actions to '0'
(zero), if possible, or to a low number such as 1 or 2.
3.
Change Excel calculation from Automatic to Manual. Go to the Excel Formulas
ribbon, then select Calculation Options, and then select Manual.
4.
In the Options dialog box, Formatting tab, if you have selected the Use Excel
Formatting option, then you should clear the Move Formatting on Operations
option.
5.
In the Formatting tab, clear the Adjust Column Width option.
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-9
Smart View HTTP Session Timeout
6.
In the Options dialog box, Extensions tab, disable any unneeded extensions.
7.
In Excel, to improve performance and stability, disable or uninstall any unused
add-ins. For example, disable or uninstall the Oracle Essbase Spreadsheet Add-in.
Other possible add-ins to disable or uninstall are, for example, Adobe PDF,
WebEx, or Send to Bluetooth
8.
Reduce the workbook size.
9.
Limit the data imported to Excel:
a.
Use prompts, filters, POVs, or other ways to reduce the data returned back to
Smart View.
b.
Enable the Suppress Rows and Suppress Columns options in the Data
Options tab of the Smart View Options dialog box.
The following actions can help to improve performance, as well as limit memory
usage:
1.
In the Options dialog box, Advanced tab, set Number of Undo Actions to '0'
(zero), if possible.
2.
In the Options dialog box, Member Options tab, ensure that these options are
cleared:
•
Preserve Formulas and Comments in ad hoc options
•
Formula Fill
Clear these options only if you do not need to preserve formulas or comments
during ad hoc operations.
Also, refer to the following documentation from Microsoft, "Excel 2010 Performance:
Performance and Limit Improvements":
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff700514(v=office.14).aspx
Smart View HTTP Session Timeout
HTTP session timeouts can occur, for example, when working with large queries that
take a long time to run, or when you're experiencing slower internet connections.
To avoid HTTP session timeouts, you may add the following Windows Registry
DWORDS to the Internet Settings key:
•
Key Name:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
•
Key Values:
–
DWORD: ReceiveTimeout
Value data: value in milliseconds
–
DWORD: KeepAliveTimeout
Value data: value in milliseconds
–
DWORD: ServerInfoTimeout
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Duplicate Queries in Word Slow to Refresh
Value data: value in milliseconds
For example, 900000 milliseconds is the equivalent of 15 minutes. Adjust the
timing according to your requirements.
As a guideline, 900000 milliseconds is the equivalent of 15 minutes.
To add the timeout key values to the Internet Settings registry key:
1. Ensure that all Office applications, including Outlook, are closed.
2. Launch the Windows Registry Editor.
3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
4. Add the three DWORD key values, ReceiveTimeout, KeepAliveTimeout, and
ServerInfoTimeout:
a. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select DWORD Value.
b. Type the DWORD name, and then press Enter.
c. In the Details pane, right-click DWORD you added in step 4.b, and then select
Modify.
d. In the Value data text box, type the timeout value in milliseconds, select
Decimal, and then click OK.
e. Repeat step 4.a through step 4.d for each of the three required DWORD key
values.
5. Exit Registry Editor.
6. Restart Excel.
Duplicate Queries in Word Slow to Refresh
In some Word documents containing a large number of queries and created prior to
Oracle Smart View for Office release 11.1.2.5.520, performance may be an issue when
refreshing the data in the document. In some cases, instead of re-using existing queries
where appropriate, each Smart View data point in the Word document is treated as a
separate query. The result is that Refresh operations can be very slow.
If the document contains many duplicate queries (that is, queries with the same name),
the duplicate queries are displayed in the Document Contents pane in Word. For
example, Document Contents might look like this:
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-11
Duplicate Queries in Word Slow to Refresh
The duplicate queries are SmartView14446361770 and SmartView14446541490.
You can run Visual Basic macro below to remove the duplicate queries:
Sub DeleteExtraQueries()
'
' DeleteExtraQueries Macro
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Issues with Dynamic Data Exchange Option in Excel
'
Dim
Dim
Dim
Set
queriesName As Variant
uniqueQueriesName As New Collection
varName, newList As String
vars = ActiveDocument.Variables
For i = 1 To vars.Count
varName = vars.Item(i).Name
If Not StrComp(vars.Item(i).Name, "SV_QUERY_LIST", vbTextCompare) Then
List = vars.Item(i).Value
queriesName = Split(List, "<|>")
On Error Resume Next
For Each queryName In queriesName
uniqueQueriesName.Add queryName, queryName
Next
newList = ""
For Each queryName In uniqueQueriesName
newList = newList & queryName & "<|>"
Next
newList = Left(newList, Len(newList) - 3)
vars.Item(i).Value = newList
End If
Next
End Sub
After running the macro, the two queries, SmartView14446361770 and
SmartView14446541490, appear only once in Document Contents:
Issues with Dynamic Data Exchange Option in Excel
Various issues may arise when the Excel option, Ignore other applications that use
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), is selected. For example, there are problems
launching Excel, launching Excel files from outside of Excel, and using the Export in
Query Ready Mode option from a browser to export balances from Oracle Hyperion
Financial Reporting.
Workaround: Click the Microsoft Office Button (upper left corner of Excel), and then
click Excel Options. In the Advanced category, scroll down to the General options,
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-13
Transition Navigation Keys Not Supported
and then clear the Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchance (DDE)
check box. Restart Excel.
Transition Navigation Keys Not Supported
Oracle Smart View for Office does not support Excel’s Transition navigation keys
option.
Due to a Microsoft limitation, many of the Microsoft APIs that Smart View depends on
for both Smart View and Excel functionality do not work when the Transition
navigation keys option is enabled. For example:
•
In Excel, copy/paste, macros, automation API calls do not work correctly.
•
In the Planning Admin extension, member formula formatting in the Smart View
Dimension Editor does not display correctly; formulas have incorrect syntax when
submitted to Oracle Hyperion Planning.
In order to ensure the best performance possible, Smart View requires the following:
•
The Excel option, Transition navigation keys, must be cleared.
•
The Smart View option, Improve Metadata Storage, must be enabled (by default,
this option is enabled).
Excel Looks for HsTbar.xml File After Uninstall
Sometimes, after uninstalling Oracle Smart View for Office and subsequently
launching Excel, Excel may still try to locate the Smart View HsTbar.xla file.
To correct this, you must edit the Windows Registry.
To edit the Windows Registry to keep Excel from looking for HsTbar.xml file after
uninstalling Smart View:
1. Open the Windows Registry Editor (enter regedit in a command window).
2. Locate this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<OfficeVersion>
\Excel\Options
3. Delete the OPEN or OPEN<n> entry where the value in the Data column contains
HsTbar.xla.
For example:
C:\Oracle\SmartView\bin\HsTbar.xla
When there are multiple OPEN entries, perform these steps:
a. Delete all OPEN entries where the Data column value contains HsTbar.xla.
b. Rename all remaining OPEN<n> entries, maintaining their sequential values.
For example, here are six OPEN entries, where two of the entries, OPEN and
OPEN4, contain HsTbar.xla in the Data column.
Name
OPEN
OPEN1
Value in Data Column
Contains HsTbar.xla
Does not contain HsTbar.xla
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Excel Looks for HsTbar.xml File After Uninstall
OPEN2
OPEN3
OPEN4
OPEN5
Does not
Does not
Contains
Does not
contain HsTbar.xla
contain HsTbar.xla
HsTbar.xla
contain HsTbar.xla
Delete the OPEN and OPEN4 entries, and then rename the remaining entries as
follows, maintaining their sequential order:
•
Rename OPEN1 to OPEN
•
Rename OPEN2 to OPEN1
•
Rename OPEN3 to OPEN2
•
Rename OPEN5 to OPEN3
The remaining entries are:
Name
OPEN
OPEN1
OPEN2
OPEN3
Value in
Does not
Does not
Does not
Does not
Data Column
contain HsTbar.xla
contain HsTbar.xla
contain HsTbar.xla
contain HsTbar.xla
Tips and Troubleshooting 6-15
Excel Looks for HsTbar.xml File After Uninstall
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A
Limitations
This appendix describes limitations you may encounter while working with Oracle
Smart View for Office.
General
•
In PowerPoint, you may not be able to access Oracle Smart View for Office
functions through Microsoft smart tags.
Workaround: Retype “smartview” (the Smart View smart tag) to cause
PowerPoint to reload the smart tag.
•
When you open a saved free-form workbook and change the Member Name Only
or Member Name and Description setting in the Options dialog box before
refreshing, the member display options do not work.
Workaround: Refresh the grid before entering Member Name Only or Member
Name and Description.
•
Because of a Microsoft Word limitation, if the value of the system-defined option
"List separator" is set to one of the regular expression anchor characters (including
but not limited to "^" and "$"), Word might fail to insert fields of type "Formula,"
which will cause failure of copy and paste.
Workaround: Go to Control Panel, then Regional and Language, then Options,
then Standards and Formats, then Customize, and then Numbers, and change the
list separator option.
•
Do not change the file extension when you save an Excel workbook with the Get
function that has been retrieved through simulation workbooks in the Smart View
Panel.
•
Sheet names may be truncated if they are longer than 31 characters; this is an
Excel limitation.
•
To use Outlook with Smart View, Visual Basic Scripting Support must be installed
and Run From My Computer must be selected in Outlook. See Outlook product
documentation for information.
•
In Microsoft Word, slider controls may be resized in reports created in the Report
Designer.
•
When you perform drill-through from an Oracle Essbase Studio-sourced cube to
FDM, if the EPM System Single Sign-On (SSO) token expires before the sessions of
all products involved expires (Workspace, Provider Services, Essbase, Essbase
Studio, FDM), the following message is displayed: “Error: An error occurred
logging on to the system using single sign-on. Please contact your administrator.
Error: 2067 -- You do not have access to the application!”
Limitations A-1
General
Workaround: Log in again to Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance
Management Workspace from Smart View.
•
When you delete a worksheet containing a reporting object from the Report
Designer, Excel may terminate abruptly. This is a Microsoft issue.
•
Sliders in Smart Slice reports do not display properly after the report is closed and
reopened. This happens because of a Microsoft security setting for ActiveX
controls and OLE objects in Office 2007. See the Microsoft support site for
information about working around this issue.
•
If you use Microsoft COM or Automation Add-ins to open Excel, the Smart View
ribbon or menu is not displayed, and you cannot automate Smart View. This
happens because Smart View cannot be loaded through automation.
Workaround: Open Excel from EXCEL.EXE located in the Office installation
folder, typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12. This
workaround is effective only if you do not need to do any further automation. For
more information and a complete workaround, see Knowledge Base Document
1453237.1, "SmartView Functionality Changed: Cannot Automate SmartView
from Another Program, " available from My Oracle Support.
•
In Smart Query, no results may be returned when you use an equals sign (=) in a
filter definition based on value. This happens if the decimal places displayed for
numbers in Excel in Smart View is different from that set in Oracle Essbase for the
connection.
Workaround: Use the same "decimal places displayed for numbers" setting in
both Excel and Essbase.
•
When working with larger workbooks, or performing an operation that results in
a large data set, a "not enough resources" error may occur.
Workarounds:
•
–
Break up your workbook into smaller workbooks.
–
Upgrading to Office 64-bit may resolve the issue.
When inserting a Smart Slice into a report and refreshing the sheet, the report
table is not refreshed and the table data is not visible.
Workaround: If the data is not visible, click on the first few empty cells; data will
then start displaying.
•
Zooming out after performing a zoom in can leave blank rows on the worksheet.
Workaround: This is not a specific Smart View issue but may be related to excess
formatting not being removed by Excel. Oracle recommends trying the following
Microsoft workarounds:
•
–
Reset the last cell in Excel
–
Download and use the Microsoft Excel Excess Formatting Cleaner Add-in
On computers where Smart View is installed, an error occurs when updating links
in PowerPoint that were copied from Excel to PowerPoint.
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Essbase
Essbase
•
In the Query Designer, Oracle Smart View for Office generates a syntax error
when you perform a descendants or top/bottom query on a member whose name
contains a dot (.).
•
Calculation scripts that run from Essbase may not run from Smart View. This can
happen if you have restricted calculation access in Smart View. Calculation scripts
are run against the connected database.
•
When you perform an Undo, only the previously selected POV is saved, and
recently selected members are removed.
Workaround: instead of using Undo, use Pivot to POV, which will replace all
members on that dimension to the POV.
•
When you perform Smart View operations in a Smart Slice and refresh, you may
get an Assertion Failed error message if you try to close Excel by clicking the X in
the upper right corner. The message is harmless; you can click OK to close it.
•
Using Find in the Member Select dialog box may cause Excel to perform
excessively slowly or freeze if the dimension contains more than approximately
100,000 members.
•
If you use merged cells, you may encounter the following issues:
–
When there are merged cells in a row dimension, proper merging is not
maintained when you zoom in on the top cell of the innermost row
dimension.
–
When you use the Formula/Format Fill option with merged cells in a row
dimension, Formula/Format Fill does not fill cells properly when you zoom
in on the innermost row dimension.
The POV must contain more than one dimension. If there is only one dimension
on the POV, it will be pivoted to the grid when you refresh.
•
The Function Builder cannot distinguish among substitution variables with the
same name.
•
Numerical values entered into cells that are outside the grid may be lost upon
refreshing
•
If you add members in a column left of a column of blank cells, the new members
may be lost after you refresh. This happens because the blank cells are not valid
intersections.
•
If you are connected to an earlier version of Oracle Essbase, custom members that
you create using Smart Query may not be applied when you switch from a Smart
Query worksheet to ad hoc analysis.
•
Member names that contain a hash mark (#) may cause errors.
Workaround: Do not use hash marks in member names.
•
Smart View does not support dual- monitor operation. For example, in Microsoft
Word and PowerPoint, the POV control in Smart Slices may not display properly
when you are connected to more than one monitor.
Limitations A-3
Planning
Planning
•
If you have cascaded a report created from a new Smart Slice containing at least
one function grid and a control (slider or POV) across an Excel workbook, Excel
may terminate abruptly if you choose not to save the cascaded report.
•
Oracle Smart View for Office does not permit the use of #Missing in Calc
Manager rules, even if the variable is set to permit #Missing.
•
In data forms previously saved in an Excel workbook, expanding a member may
result in data that is incorrectly displayed as zero or No Access.
Workaround: To display the correct data, refresh the worksheet or submit data.
•
Tasks imported into Outlook via Smart View can cause errors if Outlook is
configured for Oracle Beehive.
Workaround: In Outlook Send/Receive settings, select None for the Task List
folder. See the Outlook documentation for information.
•
Read-only Dynamic Calc cells may be displayed incorrectly as writable in offline
data forms with the suppress missing option set to true.
•
The Offline wizard continues to be displayed in English when you change to a
different language in Smart View.
•
Oracle Hyperion Planning servers added via "Add new server" from the Smart
View Panel are not displayed in the Smart View Panel in Outlook.
•
If Suppress Rows is enabled in the Planning data form, new rows of data created
in offline mode by means of a business rule are not saved when you synchronize
back to the server.
•
If the option Keep data changes made in offline mode is unselected, then any
changes made in an offline data form should be overwritten with data from the
Planning web when you refresh. However, if the suppress missing rows option is
selected for the data from, these changes are retained when you refresh.
•
In the Outlook 2007 shortcut menu for tasks, the Assign Task and Mark Complete
items may work only intermittently.
•
Closing the Smart View Panel in Outlook may take a long time after you open a
task from a large task list. The reason is that task lists are always refreshed upon
closing, and the time needed to refresh depends, in part, on the number of tasks in
the task list.
•
Starting with Release 11.1.2.1, Smart View cannot be connected to Planning
through Provider Services. You can connect to Planning directly.
Financial Management
•
Chart data is not properly updated upon Refresh if the data for the current
intersection is #Invalid.
Workaround: Change the slider or POV to a valid data point that displays
different data, and then perform a Refresh. The chart is properly updated.
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Reporting and Analysis
•
POV controls inserted into a report may be disabled when you close and reopen
the document containing the report. This happens when ActiveX controls are
disabled.
Workaround: Enable ActiveX controls in Microsoft Office.
•
A connection timeout occurs when performing a refresh in the latest version of
Smart View when connected to the 11.1.2 version of Oracle Hyperion Financial
Management. This issue is addressed starting with Financial Management
11.1.2.2.
•
Problems with the column suppression options are causing Financial
Management grids to open with a “grid is not well formed” error.
•
When performing ad hoc analysis while connected to a Financial Management
data source, with the Suppress Columns options "No Data/Missing" and "Zero"
selected, after clicking Refresh, the corresponding columns are not suppressed
and still appear in the sheet.
Reporting and Analysis
•
Filters are not updated in POV toolbar after you edit them; however, data is
changed successfully.
•
If you have an open Excel document when you export a Oracle Hyperion
Financial Reporting report in query-ready mode to Excel, the open Excel
document will be overwritten without warning.
Workaround: Save and close any Excel documents before exporting.
•
Oracle Hyperion Web Analysis reports imported from Oracle Hyperion
Enterprise Performance Management Workspace to PowerPoint 2010 do not open
correctly.
Workaround: Save the report file as an HTML file. Then open directly in
PowerPoint; do not try to import from EPM Workspace. This issue does not apply
to versions of PowerPoint other than 2010.
•
When you export an Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting report from Internet
Explorer into Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.1.x, the Smart View ribbon
disappears in Excel.
Workaround: Open Excel before exporting from Internet Explorer.
•
Autodeployment does not work for Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis
release 11.1.1.4 or earlier.
FDM
Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management does not support alias tables for
Oracle Essbase drill-through.
Enterprise Performance Reporting
•
Member names that contain a hash mark (#) may cause errors.
Workaround: Do not use hash marks in member names.
Limitations A-5
Enterprise Performance Reporting
•
Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud does not support the following
Oracle Smart View for Office functionality:
–
Formula preservation and formula fill
–
Cell Styles
–
Smart Query
–
Submit Data
–
Cascading
–
Display Member Name and Alias
–
Member Information
–
Smart Slices
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