Oracle® Smart View for Office

Readme

Release 11.1.2.5.400


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Updated: March 2015

Authors: EPM Information Development Team

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Table of Contents:

Purpose

New Features in this Release

Installation Information

Information for 64-Bit Microsoft Office Installations

Supported Platforms

Supported Languages

Supported Paths to this Release

Backward Compatibility

Defects Fixed in this Release

Known Issues

Tips and Troubleshooting

Documentation Updates

Documentation Feedback

Accessibility Considerations

Purpose

This document includes important, late-breaking information about this release of Oracle Smart View for Office. Review this Readme thoroughly before installing the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System and Smart View.

New Features in this Release

See the 11.1.2.5.400 version of the Oracle Smart View for Office New Features.

For new features relating to installation, architecture, and deployment changes in EPM System, see “New Features in this Release” in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Readme.

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

Use the Cumulative Feature Overview tool to create reports of new features added in prior releases. This tool enables you to identify your current products, your current release version, and your target implementation release version. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized set of high-level descriptions of the product features developed between your current and target releases. This tool is available here:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1092114.1

Smart View 11.1.2.5.400 uses a single installer for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Microsoft Office.

Note:

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.

Late-breaking information about the installation of EPM 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 topic should be considered when you install the Smart View client.

Starting with the 11.1.2.5.400 release, you can install Smart View 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 Known Issues, Installation for information on installation issues.

Table 1. Installation Guidelines for System, Admin, and Non-Admin Users

Installation Context Scenario UAC-Enabled Result
System userSmartView.exe is launched by the Windows scheduler or PsExecNot applicableSmart View is installed on the machine level
AdministratorThe user runs SmartView.exe with the “Run as Administrator” command or from an elevated command promptDepending on the UAC level, the user may need to go through the UAC UI sequenceSmart View is installed on the machine level.
Non-admin userThe user installing Smart View may or may not be a member of the Administrators group

Note:

Not supported on Windows 8 or Windows server platforms.

No UAC interaction is expectedSmart View is installed on the current user's level; other users will not be able to run Smart View

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.

  • 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).

Installing from Oracle Technology Network or My Oracle Support

To install Smart View directly from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) or My Oracle Support (MOS):

  1. Before you begin, close all Microsoft Office applications.

  2. Download the Smart View zip file from either OTN or MOS:

  3. Unzip the file to a temporary location.

  4. Double-click SmartView.exe to start the installation wizard.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 Smart View 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 Smart View:

  1. Enable autodeployment for your data provider as follows.

    • Oracle Essbase: Choose a method:

      • Use Administration Services Console (if available).

        1. Connect to the Provider Server, select Edit, then Properties, then Client Deployment.

        2. Choose either Force Smart View client to upgrade or Warn Smart View client to upgrade.

        3. Select the Apply Smart View client to upgrade check box, and then click Apply.

      • Update essbase.properties as follows:

        1. Navigate to EPM_ORACLE_INSTANCE\bin\essbase.properties.

        2. Set either or both of these properties to true:

          smartview.webservice.autodeploy.force=true
          smartview.webservice.autodeploy.warn=true
    • Oracle Hyperion Planning:

      1. Select Administration, then Manage Properties, and then System Properties.

      2. Set these properties:

        SMART_VIEW_FORCE_INSTALL=true
        SMART_VIEW_DISPLAY_WARNING=true
    • Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: In the Financial Management Web Server Configuration Utility for Smart View, select Always force client to upgrade.

    • Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis: Autodeployment is automatic.

  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 step 2 in Installing from Oracle Technology Network or My Oracle Support.

  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.

        1. Copy only the SmartView.exe to the web app server where you will be hosting the file.

        2. 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 step 6, Option B, then your users will be directed to OTN for the Smart View download. In that case, your users should follow the instructions for OTN download and installation in Installing from Oracle Technology Network or My Oracle Support.

If you did not choose the epmstatic Option or Web App Server Option in step 6, 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:

      • Essbase: http://<server>:19000/aps/SmartView

      • Planning: http://<server>:19000/HyperionPlanning/SmartView

      • Financial Management: http://<server>:19000/hfmofficeprovider/hfmofficeprovider.aspx

      • 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.

  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

Workspace Setup

To set up the Workspace environment for the updated Smart View 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 step 2 in Installing from Oracle Technology Network or My Oracle Support.

  3. Unzip the downloaded file to a temporary location.

  4. Copy SmartView.exe and version.xml to the location of the EPM Workspace installation, typically:

    C:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\common\epmstatic\wspace\SmartView

Client Installation

To install Smart View from EPM Workspace:

  1. In EPM Workspace, select Tools, then Install, and then Smart View.

  2. In File Download, select Run.

  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.

Configuring the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page

Note:

Configuring a custom download link for the Smart View installer applies to Oracle BI EE 11.1.1.7.1 and later versions, and might not be available in earlier versions.

The Smart View version packaged with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition may be out of sync with the Oracle Business Intelligence server or with the latest available version of Smart View.

You can configure the Smart View for MS Office link on the Download BI Desktop Tools drop-down list 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, such as the Smart View download page on Oracle Technology, where the latest version of Smart View is always available

  • An internal URL, such as internal web page or intranet site 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.

  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 Smart View from Oracle BI EE 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.

  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.

  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 Silent Installations

Administrators can enable silent installations—installations that do not require settings to be specified each time—for Smart View. The silent installation command can be included in scripts to automate installation.

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.

Before you begin, follow the procedure in Installing from Oracle Technology Network or My Oracle Support to download the Smart View installation zip file and unzip it to the folder you will be working in.

To run silent installations:

  1. Open a command prompt.

  2. Navigate to the directory of the Smart View installer.

  3. Run one of the following commands:

    • 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:

      SmartView.exe /s /v" INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView"

To run silent installation and log the installation sequence:

  1. Open a command line prompt.

  2. Navigate to the directory of the Smart View installer.

  3. Run SmartView.exe/s/v” INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView /L*v c:\install.log”

Downloading Help for Local or Web Server Installation

After installing Smart View, 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 Release 11.1.2.5.400.

The procedure below describes downloading the help zip file. Further instructions for installation and configuration are in the following guides:

  • Oracle Smart View for Office Accessibility Guide. See “Installing and Configuring Help Locally.

  • Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide, Appendix A. See “Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server.

To download the Smart View help zip file from My Oracle Support (MOS):

  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:

    20327786

    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:

    • Oracle Smart View for Office Accessibility Guide. See “Installing and Configuring Help Locally.

    • Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide, Appendix B. See “Installing and Configuring Help Locally or on a Web Server.

Information for 64-Bit Microsoft Office Installations

If you use 64-bit Office, please note the following:

  • Although Planning Offline is supported for 64-bit operating systems, it is not supported for 64-bit Smart View installations. If you use Planning Offline with Smart View, you must use the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.

  • 14342207 -- The Smart View function migration utility is not supported on 64-bit Office. This is a Microsoft issue, and a service request has been filed with Microsoft.

    Workaround: Until the Microsoft fix, use the 32-bit version of Office.

  • 14770595 -- In previous releases, you could not install the 64-bit version of Smart View from the Oracle Business Intelligence Home page.

    Starting with release 11.1.2.5, the Smart View executable file, SmartView.exe, can be used to install with both 32- and 64-bit versions of Office. Download the SmartView.exe from Oracle Technology Network or My Oracle Support for distribution to your users or refer to Installing from Oracle BI EE for other installation options.

Information about system requirements and supported platforms for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Note:

Unless otherwise stated in this readme, platform support in Smart View 11.1.2.5.400 follows that which is stated in the 11.1.2.4 version of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix.

Microsoft .NET Framework Support

Smart View 11.1.2.5.400 requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or higher, with the following caveats:

  • If you plan to run the Smart View installer directly from a browser interface, the minimum version required is .NET Framework 4.5 or higher.

  • If you plan to download and run the installer locally, the minimum version required is .NET Framework 4.0.

Oracle BI EE Support

  • To use the Oracle BI EE-related features in Smart View, you must have Oracle BI EE release 11.1.1.7.1 or any patches to the 11.1.1.7.1 release.

  • To use the multiple connection and View Designer features described below, obtain the Oracle BI EE 11.1.1.7.140527 patch. Go to My Oracle Support, Patches & Updates tab, and search by “Product or Family.” In the Product field, select Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition; in the Release field, select OBI EE 11.1.1.7.140527.

    • Multiple connections are supported withOracle BI EE version 11.1.1.7.140527 and higher. If connecting to earlier versions of Oracle BI EE, then only one connection is allowed.

    • To use the Oracle BI EE View Designer feature (introduced in the 11.1.2.5.200 release), the Oracle BI EE 11.1.1.7.140527 patch or higher is required.

      You should only use the View Designer in Smart View to edit views that were created and inserted using the View Designer. You can access views to edit in these ways:

      • During the design session—For example, after you created the view in View Designer and clicked OK to insert the view, select the view within the Office document and click the View Designer icon to relaunch the View Designer for editing.

      • From a view in a saved Office document—Select the view within the Office document and click the View Designer icon to relaunch the View Designer for editing.

      • From a published view in the Presentation Catalog—Right-click the view in the catalog tree, and then select “Load view in View Designer”.

      Note that you should not use View Designer in Smart View to edit views that were created using Oracle Business Intelligence Answers. Views may not load in cases where the View Designer does not support the formatting and design features that were used to create the view in BI Answers. For this reason, use the View Designer to edit only those views that were created and inserted using the View Designer in Smart View.

      See “Editing Views Created in View Designer” in the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide for more information.

  • 18377748 -- On each Smart View client machine, the following locale settings much match:

    • Smart View language option

    • Microsoft Office language

    • Windows Regional Settings

    • Windows operating system

    When working with Oracle BI EE data sources, 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, chart data may display incorrectly.

Browser Support

Although Smart View does not have a browser version dependency, it is possible that the products that Smart View works with do. Check the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix and specific product readmes for any additional browser support requirements.

This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Supported Languages

Information about supported languages for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format on the Translation Support tab in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Note:

Unless otherwise stated in this readme, language support in Smart View 11.1.2.5.400 follows that which is stated in the 11.1.2.4 version of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix.

Supported Paths to this Release

You can upgrade to Smart View Release 11.1.2.5.210 from the following releases:

Table 2. Supported Paths to this Release

Release Upgrade Path FromTo

11.1.2.x

11.1.2.5.400

Note:

When upgrading from release 11.1.1.3.x and earlier, Oracle recommends uninstalling Smart View before installing release 11.1.2.5.400.

Backward Compatibility

Smart View supports the EPM System product versions listed in the Release Compatibility tabs in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Defects Fixed in this Release

This section includes defects fixed in Release 11.1.2.5.400.

To review the list of defects fixed between earlier releases, use the Defects Fixed Finder. This tool enables you to identify the products you own and your current implementation release. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized report of fixed-defect descriptions with their associated platforms and patch numbers. This tool is available here:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1292603.1

General

  • 17081738, 18612228 -- When opening .xlsx files from the EPM Workspace, the Smart View ribbon does not display in Excel.

  • 17201275 -- In PowerPoint, when the Use Presenter View option is selected, the Document Contents pane in the Smart View Panel disappears after inserting a reporting object into a Smart Slice (such as a function grid, table, or POV), launching the slide show, and then exiting the slide show.

  • 17322709 -- The Smart View ribbon does not display in Excel when clicking on a link to Excel from a PowerPoint file.

  • 18068610 -- Users are required to perform a Disconnect All and log in again after session login expiration.

  • 18082823 -- Installation. After installation, disabling and re-enabling the Smart View COM add-in causes Excel to terminate unexpectedly when attempting to connect to a Smart View provider.

    Note that the recommended way to enable and disable the Smart View add-in is by selecting Excel Add-ins from the Manage option on Excel Options, Add-ins tab.

  • 18193923 -- Sheet Information is not showing the correct user name when switching between applications.

    Starting in this release, user information is removed from Sheet Information.

  • 18619736 -- For multiple-grid worksheets, after closing Excel and then opening the workbook to create a second report in the same worksheet but on another range of cells different from the first report, Smart View has issues refreshing both grids on the sheet.

  • 18621094 -- Encountered an error when printing a Word document opened from Outlook while Smart View is enabled.

  • 18631856 -- Smart View is not submitting data from custom formatted cells that contain formulas referencing other cells.

  • 18646849 -- Reporting and Analysis. After inserting reports on separate worksheets, then inserting a worksheet and positioning it as the first sheet of the workbook, the Refresh All Worksheets operation does not work when initiated from the inserted worksheet.

  • 18716933 -- Modifying connections in the Document Contents pane is not working as described in the documentation.

  • 18689550 -- In Office 2010, when the Protected View option “Enable Protected View for Outlook attachments” is selected, an error occurs while opening a Word document attachment from Outlook.

  • 19431165 -- If PowerPoint is open, and the Preview pane is enabled in Windows Explorer, errors occur when selecting and opening a PowerPoint presentation from Windows Explorer.

  • 19726408 -- When connected to a Smart View provider using Office 2013, the performance of the Excel feature Goal Seek is adversely affected.

  • 20075892 -- When a function only sheet is open, the provider Ad Hoc ribbon is not available after making a connection.

Essbase

  • 13571703 -- After selecting multiple members from a dimension in the POV, then pivoting the dimension from the POV to the sheet, the result is only one member pivots to the sheet, not all selected members.

    This fix requires release 11.1.2.4 or later of Essbase and Oracle Hyperion Provider Services.

  • 16560751 -- Clicking the Pivot button on the Essbase ribbon, pivoting from rows to columns fails and results in pivoting to the POV. Pivoting from columns to rows works correctly.

    This fix requires Essbase 11.1.2.4 or later.

  • 17774241 -- During ad hoc analysis, performing a refresh removes the lowest level members.

  • 17805612 -- In some cases, using the Keep Only option on a macro-enabled worksheet causes Excel to terminate.

  • 18131605 -- You cannot submit dirty cells without first performing a Refresh, which caused the dirty cell's value to be lost.

  • 18245686, 18262419 -- Clicking Submit Data on a newly-opened worksheet containing data appears to perform a refresh operation than submitting the data.

    Enhancements to the Submit Data functionality are included in this release. See the Oracle Smart View for Office New Features and Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide for more information.

  • 18369463 -- Hyperlinks inserted into an Excel worksheet are disable upon refresh.

    To retain the hyperlinks after refresh, ensure that the following options are selected in the Formatting tab of the Options dialog box: Use Excel Formatting and Move Formatting on Operations.

  • 18465559, 18840983 -- Cascading reports with a large number of members cause Excel to suspend or terminate.

    Oracle recommends cascading no more than 100 members. Also, you should consider the content that is being cascaded, such as small versus large grids, and the physical memory of the machine you are working on.

  • 19000148 -- Smart View cell formatting is lost on butterfly reports if the first column of the report is in Column A or moved to Column A.

  • 19231779 -- Ad hoc queries take a longer time to complete than indicated in the application log files.

  • 19247931 -- The Smart View Undo operation causes numeric labels to become right-justified in the cell.

  • 19460819 -- Smart View does not set a single quote at the left of a cell containing an indented member.

  • 19539921 -- Smart View is not submitting data from custom formatted cells that contain formulas referencing other cells.

  • 19554563 -- Each subsequent MDX execution causes the results and ranges to shift down the sheet.

  • 19559185 -- After a session is automatically logged off, Excel freezes and starts flickering.

  • 19842055 -- Importing metadata in a multiple-grid worksheet returns an error.

  • 19053379 -- The smartview.bas file contains a typo where SmartViewErrors appears as SmartViewErros.

Financial Management

  • 14822441, 15959703 -- Cell colors defined in web forms are not retained when the form is opened in Smart View. This fix requires Financial Management 11.1.2.4 or later.

  • 16319892 -- After opening a web form and selecting a particular entity type, and then opening another web form, the entity POV is reset to the [none] member when switching between web forms. This fix requires Financial Management 11.1.2.4 or later.

  • 18342446 -- When the Refresh Selected Functions and their dependents option is selected, and a sheet contains functions that reference cells that contain a function, an “Encountered an improper argument” message is displayed and Excel stops responding.

  • 18392855 -- When using Force Calculate on a Financial Management ad hoc analysis sheet, formulas are removed and replaced by the member value.

  • 18424452 -- When a function-only sheet is opened from a private connection, the ad hoc tab is available when connecting using Active Connections.

  • 18440019 -- The Suppress Rows and Suppress Columns options are automatically selected by default, which may cause confusion when, for example, opening a form for a new time period.

  • 18825868 -- Clicking the Reset button did not clear previously selected Suppress Rows options (in the Data Options tab of the Options dialog box).

Oracle BI EE

  • 18125669 -- In PowerPoint, Smart View displays an error message for each chart that contains no data, rather than one message for all charts with no data.

  • 18375044 -- An exception occurred when inserting an Oracle BI EE union analysis as an Excel table.

  • 18672410 -- Table and pivot table layouts are limited in the way that the columns can be arranged.

  • 18721249 -- While using the VBA function, EditPrompts, an error message is displayed when changing the prompt value and refreshing in PowerPoint 2010.

  • 19018423 -- Inserting a table view with columns in the Section edge causes Smart View to freeze.

  • 19245055 -- Excel VLOOKUP formulas lose their table reference after performing a refresh in Smart View.

  • 19327334 -- Users are unable to connect to Smart View over HTTPS when the SSL certificate is applied against Oracle HTTP Server.

  • 19579838 -- Despite updating the Regional Settings in all possible places in Oracle BI EE and the computer's environment, dates always import in American format.

  • 19793008 -- Catalog objects do not display within the dashboard folder in Smart View.

  • 19832128 -- Graphs inserted into Smart View and then resized will lose the sizing changes upon refresh.

  • 20299352 -- The ampersand character (&) in a graph titled causes an error when inserting the graph into Smart View.

Planning

  • 17537653 -- Users are unable to see runtime prompts when a ruleset is run from a Task List in Smart View. This fix requires Planning 11.1.2.3.500 or later.

  • 17926896 -- In the Change History dialog box, cell history is not sorted correctly according to date.

  • 18289302 -- In composite forms, sections that display as charts in the Planning web application will display as grids in Smart View.

  • 18323274 -- In Office 2013, refreshing a composite web form using the Refresh command causes the POV toolbar to flicker and shift up and down.

  • 18412702 -- When entering data into a form with supporting details, extra decimal places are appended; for example, enter 12345678.19 and 12345678.189999999 appears.

  • 18515366 -- When attempting to change the user variable in Smart View, the following error occurs: Member Selection XML is malformed, cannot initialize dialog.

  • 18631976 -- The Search menu disappears when Member Selection is relaunched after selecting Run Time Prompt values using the Select all option.

  • 18689109 -- Thousands Separator does not work when opening a Planning composite form in Smart View.

  • 19124842 -- Smart Lists that are opened from Workspace, saved, and then relaunched and reopened in Smart View listed the #Missing Drop Down Label values twice.

  • 19176314 -- On Planning forms, calling the HypSetActiveMember function using alias names as the second parameter gives the -15 error (invalid parameter).

  • 19176670 -- Selections made in the Formatting group, Apply menu, are not saved with the form.

  • 20121232 -- Member names containing commas were treated as two separate member names in Business Rules Run Time Prompts, causing a “Member does not exist” error.

  • 20033325 -- An “unsaved data” message appears when changing the POV in a composite forms in Smart View.

The following are the noteworthy known issues of this release.

Installation

  • 14233719 -- If you are upgrading to this release from a Smart View PSE release, Oracle recommends that you first uninstall the PSE release and then install this release.

  • 14648478 -- The Smart View installer does not fully support bidirectional (BiDi) languages. This can result in installer screens containing formatting errors such as misaligned text and icons. The installer can be used, however, and the installed Smart View product will display correctly in BiDi languages.

  • 17206029 -- After installing Smart View 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:

    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.

    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.

  • 17662148 -- On 64-bit operating systems, the Smart View silent install does not complete successfully for non-admin users.

  • 18038604 -- When using the Check for updates link on the Extensions page of the Smart View Options dialog box, all Microsoft Office applications must then be closed to install any applicable extension updates.

  • 19477442 -- On Windows 8, 64-bit with Office 64-bit, installing this release over the 11.1.2.2.310 release results in a “Could not find Oracle's Hyperion SmartView COM Addin” error.

General

  • 9315130 -- Microsoft security update KB969604 for Office 2007 breaks Smart View functionality in Word. See Microsoft documentation for information about fixing this problem.

  • 9691355 -- When you delete a worksheet containing a reporting object from the Report Designer, Excel may terminate abruptly. This is a Microsoft issue.

  • 11934177, 12569072, 18057207 -- 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 Excel option, Transition navigation keys, 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 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).

  • 13987451 --For larger workbooks, a “not enough resources” error may occur.

    Workarounds:

    • Break up your workbook into smaller workbooks.

    • Upgrading to Office 64-bit may resolve the issue.

  • 14494179 -- 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:

  • 14456134 -- 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 against Firefox 17.x 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, and then clear the Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchance (DDE) check box. Restart Excel.

  • 16554169 -- On computers where Smart View is installed, an error occurs when updating links in PowerPoint that were copied from Excel to PowerPoint.

  • 16835531 -- Smart View does not support number formatting of Function Grids imported from Smart Slices.

  • 17164523 -- The selected POV members are reverted to dimension members after deleting some columns and refreshing the spreadsheet.

    Workaround: Click the POV button to hide the POV toolbar. Then ensure that you do not delete the column that contains the Page members.

  • 17215221 -- On Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, in the Task List pane, the text does not does display correctly in the Action Panel and in Task Details. Items in these areas are squeezed together vertically, causing the fonts to be cut off at the bottom of each item.

  • 17263827, 17636796, 17667907 -- Microsoft has enabled Office Animations for the Task Pane and many controls within Office 2013. This causes flickering and screen movements in the following situations:

    • Opening forms, especially when opening composite and cascading forms.

    • Accessing the About box from the Help button in the Smart View ribbon when the Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management extension is also installed (note that per issue 17667907, a sharing violation error message is first displayed)

    To improve user experience, you may disable Office Animations for 2013 by adding a key to the Windows Registry. To do this, create the Graphics and Disable Animations key.

    • Key Name:

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics]
    • Key Value:

      "DisableAnimations"=dword:00000001

    Refer to Windows documentation for instructions on creating this registry key.

  • 17460364 -- When the Predictive Planning extension is enabled in , and the user opens a composite form which does not have business rules associated with it, but the base forms do have business associated with them, a "Cannot cannot to the provider" error occurs while trying to save the form.

  • 18115776 -- When extensions are enabled in Smart View, cascading a report with a large number of members can cause Excel to stop responding.

    Workaround: From the Smart View Options dialog box, Extensions page, disable any extensions that are installed. Restart Excel and repeat the cascade operation.

  • 19468792 -- Web launch operations do not work from Internet Explorer 64-bit to Office 32-bit.

    Workaround: Before performing the web launch operation, ensure that your Office application is already running.

  • 20364435 -- In Word, after pasting in dynamic data points, then clicking the Manage POV button and changing the POV member selection for one or more dimensions, the selections are not retained upon clicking Close.

    Workaround: Add a POV control and use it instead of the POV Manager.

  • 20375643 -- In some cases, data cells are not marked as dirty after they are modified.

Disclosure Management

  • 14275486 -- When Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management doclets are combined into master documents, table autofit formatting may be lost.

  • 18347708 -- Disclosure Management 11.1.2.4.0.78 will always trigger the autodeployment process. To work around this issue, update the version number for Disclosure Management in the Smart View UpdateList.xml file:

    From: version="11.1.2.4.078"

    To: version="11.1.2.4.0.78"

    For information on modifying the UpdateList.xml file, see the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide, “Administering Extension Installations and Updates” topics.

Essbase

  • 18076474 -- Formulas are not retained on the worksheet after performing an Undo and then a Redo.

  • 11841013 -- You may not be able to change members in a Smart List.

  • 12890030 -- If you change alias tables, members that you drag from the POV toolbar to the grid may be lost.

  • 12913962 -- When you associate a connection to an ad hoc worksheet using Set Active Connection, members may disappear from the worksheet when you refresh.

    Workaround: Instead of associating a connection, perform direct ad hoc analysis on the worksheet.

  • 13854982 -- When filtering on attributes at the Generation 3 level in an attribute dimension, Smart View only displays members up to the Generation 2 level.

  • 14470264 -- The HsGetVariable function does not support non-ASCII variable values.

  • 16607593 -- When executing an MDX query with a calculated member (WITH MEMBER...) in Excel, the calculated values appear for a very short time in the sheet column and then are converted to a comment column. All calculated values are lost either automatically or by performing a Refresh.

    This occurs whether you are using the Execute MDX command in the Essbase ribbon, or the VBA function, HypMDXExecute.

  • 18370823 -- When Formula Fill is enabled, formulas are removed after a Refresh.

  • 18428866 -- A user with access privileges to an Essbase database is unable to create a Smart Query when connected to that database.

  • 18480728 -- In multiple-grid sheets, submitting data values '0 and &nd does not work properly when the #No Data/Missing Label is set to '0 or &nd.

  • 19134780 -- Connection information for multiple-grid sheets cannot be updated using VBA.

  • 19181853, 19335608 -- Excel memory use increases with each Refresh operation on function-only worksheets and certain ad hoc reports.

  • 19190415 -- When the POV toolbar is displayed, an error is returned upon refresh.

  • 19930163 -- In the following environment: Windows 8.1, 32-bit with Office 2013, 32-bit, while performing ad hoc operations, Excel may become unresponsive to right-clicks within the sheet; for example, when attempting to pivot using drag-and-drop.

  • 19948854 -- When working with Essbase databases that support duplicate member names, MDX queries may generate “unknown member” errors in Smart View.

  • 20170894 -- Smart View refresh on multiple-grid worksheets fails when the sheet name contains a single quote (').

Financial Management

  • 16451623 -- 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.

  • 16898574 -- Some style preferences set on forms from within Financial Management are not honored on forms in Smart View.

  • 17632970 -- In Smart View 11.1.2.1.103, after submitting a cell that has pipe character(|) and caret(^), the submitting removes all pipe characters and adds “c” after any caret.

    Workaround: Do not create cell text with a caret or pipe character.

  • 17591100 -- Member search does not work on forms that contain the Add Member button.

  • 18252228 -- In Financial Management ad hoc grids, when connecting by performing a refresh, the Smart Slice and Cascade commands are grayed out in the HFM Ad Hoc ribbon.

  • 18512314 -- When using Find Next in the Member Selection dialog box, the first member that matches the search criteria is located, but clicking Find Next again does not locate any other relevant members.

  • 18605071 -- When opening a form for the first time in Smart View, the preferences set from Smart View are honored instead of the preferences set in the Financial Management web application.

  • 18861859 -- In Financial Management forms, Member Selection dialog box, the selections available in the View and Filters options are not consistent with the selections available for the same form in the Financial Management web application.

Financial Reporting

  • 14600458 -- When exporting a Financial Reporting report from EPM Workspace to Smart View, the user POV for the report is not retained. The user POV defaults to the user POV used most recently in Smart View.

  • 14643318 -- An “Invalid Pointer” error results during login when the data source connection has timed out and you attempt to refresh a previously-saved report that contains a function grid.

    Workaround: Close the workbook and Excel. Then, restart Excel, open the workbook, and perform the refresh.

  • 19827684 -- Formatting is not retained when copying and pasting cells from Excel to Word.

Oracle BI EE

  • 14345387 -- Smart View does not support direct insert of stepped and curved line charts. When inserting a stepped or curved line chart, Smart View will substitute the closest match, a default line chart. This is expected behavior.

  • 14355587 -- Selection lists specified for prompts in BI Answers (radio button lists and check box lists) are converted to list controls in Smart View. This is expected behavior.

  • 14563557 -- Checking or clearing the “Use unified scale” option in BI Answers requires that you use the “Replace View” option when refreshing in Smart View. This is expected behavior.

    For information on setting refresh preferences, see “Specifying Preferences for Refreshing Views” in the “Smart View and Oracle BI EE” chapter of the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide.

  • 14580332 -- Time zone preferences set in Oracle BI EE account preferences are not exposed in Smart View.

  • 14600296 -- In the Prompt Selector, there is a limit of 256 items that can be displayed in drop-down list controls or option lists.

    Workaround: Increase the value of the setting in Prompts/MaxDropDownValues in instance.config in BI Answers.

  • 14737958, 14750088 -- In View Designer, you cannot create a view with a column of numeric type on the Page or Section edges.

  • 15840478 -- Pie charts are not refreshed after adding a filter in BI Answers if the filter added is on a dimension that defines the number of pies that display.

    Workaround: If there is a change in a filter column that is also defined as a number-of-pies dimension, then you should change the refresh option on the chart view to Replace View, and then perform another refresh. This ensures a correct refresh, updating the number of pies and the chart titles that correctly reflect the new data.

    See “Specifying Preferences for Refreshing Views ” in the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide for instructions.

  • 15840538 -- Pie charts are not refreshed after removing a filter in BI Answers if the filter removed is on a dimension that defines the number of pies that display.

    Workaround: See the workaround specified for bug 15840478.

  • 15886617 -- The precision of digits that Smart View can display in Excel is limited to the precision of digits allowed by Excel.

    For example, the following is an 18-digit number formatted with two decimal places:

    123456789123456789.12

    Because of Excel's 15-digit precision limitation, the digits after the 15th digit are changed to zeroes in Excel and the number would be displayed as follows:

    123456789123456000.00
  • 15969695 -- On Office 2007, a memory error occurs when inserting a chart into PowerPoint.

    Workaround: Install Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3.

  • 16373849 -- When inserting multiple objects from a compound view into PowerPoint and selecting the “one object per slide” option, an Excel instance is opened for each object and then minimized in the Windows Taskbar. However, when the insert operation is complete, the Excel instances are not automatically closed. This can clutter the Taskbar when inserting a large number of objects.

    Workaround: To minimize the number of Excel instances shown in the Taskbar, click the Office button (in the upper left corner of Excel), select Excel Options, and then select the Advanced tab. In Display options, clear the Show all windows in the Taskbar check box.

  • 16055532 -- When pivot tables that contain embedded pivot charts are inserted into Smart View, the embedded pivot charts are not imported.

    Workarounds: You can either use Excel to create a pivot chart based on an inserted Excel pivot table or use BI Answers to create a new chart view and insert that view using Smart View.

    • To create a pivot chart based on the inserted native Excel pivot table, complete these steps:

      1. In Smart View, click in the Excel pivot table and select the Excel Options ribbon.

      2. From the Tools group, click the PivotChart button.

      3. In Insert Chart, select a chart style and then click OK.

    • To create and insert a separate chart view:

      1. In Oracle Business Intelligence Answers, create a new, separate chart view object.

      2. In the Office application, use Smart View to insert the newly-created chart view.

    In both workarounds, the pivot chart is rendered.

  • 16285804 -- If a prompt is defined on double columns, and the prompt operator selected is * Prompt User, the following operators do not work at runtime:

    • is less than

    • is less than or equal to

    • is greater than

    • is greater than or equal to

    • is like

    • is not like

    Workaround: Do not use the * Prompt User operator. Instead, define the operator explicitly at design time, using one of the operators listed above. The operators will then work.

  • 16520355 -- In Word and PowerPoint, there can be some overlapping of tables and charts when inserting a compound view or when a compound view is either inserted from the catalog or copied and pasted. This is especially true when any of the objects in the compound view are particularly large.

Planning

  • 6533549, 6549255 -- If a member cell contains a formula that calculates the value for a summary time period, that cell should be locked, but instead, Smart View may mark it as dirty if the data for the member is modified.

  • 14805911, 17250666 -- Performance may be very slow when launching the User Preferences dialog box from a Planning application in the Smart View Panel, and selecting members for user variables in Smart View.

  • 14834659 -- When substitution variables are used, the last column (the right-most column) on Oracle Hyperion Web Analysis forms is dropped or hidden when the form is opened in Smart View.

  • 16721734 -- In specifying a Replacement option as #NumericZero (Options dialog box, Data Options tab), and then spreading data for Time Periods, the parent data could not be deleted.

    Workaround: Ensure that the Replacement option, Submit zero, is selected when #NumericZero is also selected.

  • 16898574 -- Some style preferences set on forms from within Planning are not honored on forms in Smart View.

  • 17926504 -- Ad hoc analysis started from a saved Planning grid will inherit the formatting options saved as part of the grid.

    To use Smart View Cell Styles or the Use Excel Formatting option for an ad hoc grid generated from a saved grid, complete the following steps:

    1. Open the saved Planning grid as a form.

    2. In the Planning ribbon, Formatting group, select Apply, and then None.

    3. Click Save to save the form back to the Planning server.

    4. Now use the saved form to perform ad hoc analysis.

  • 17975749 -- Saving formatting is not recommended on forms of 20,000 or more cells.

  • 18421689 -- In Smart View, the display order of business rules attached to a form differs from the display order in Planning.

  • 19685022 -- Number formatting is not retained when copying data points from Excel to Word or PowerPoint.

  • 19843672 -- In Planning forms, when working with user variables, selecting a substitution variable as a value of a user variable is not supported.

  • 20354913 -- In Planning forms, changes to the page dimension do not carry over to the ad hoc grid after clicking Analyze.

  • 20417037 -- In Office 2013, refreshing a composite web form using the Refresh All command causes the POV toolbar to flicker and shift up and down.

Reporting and Analysis

  • 6575786 -- Refresh and Refresh All do not work if two pages of a Oracle Hyperion Web Analysis report are imported sequentially.

    Workaround: Use All Pages to import multiple pages of a report.

  • 6908330 -- Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis documents are not displayed in Import Workspace Document Folder Tree if EPM Workspace is under WebSeal and configured for a context path (http://<server>:<port>/<context path>/workspace) other than the default (http://<server>:<port>/workspace).

  • 7674839 -- When you import a Financial Reporting report into Smart View and refresh, the worksheet becomes solid black, except for the cells imported from Financial Reporting.

    Workaround: From the Excel Tools menu, select Options. On the Color tab, click Reset and then OK.

  • 9160243 -- These issues exist with dashboards imported as images from Smart View into Excel, Word, and PowerPoint:

    • The image sizes differ from the images in Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Workspace.

    • There is an excess of background space around the images.

    Workaround: In some cases, you may be able to resize the graphic to make it more usable. However, because of Microsoft Office limitations, any excess background space will always be present.

  • 13875551 -- When you export an Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting report from Internet Explorer into Smart View, the Smart View ribbon disappears in Excel.

    Workaround: Open Excel before exporting from Internet Explorer.

Tips and Troubleshooting

  • 16073739 -- 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 Smart View integration with Oracle Access Manager to work.

  • 19469450 -- 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.

  • 19905121 -- When running a Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting report from Smart View, 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.” 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

Accessing EPM System Product Documentation

Find the latest EPM System product guides in the Oracle Help Center (https://docs.oracle.com/en/). To access documents to view or download, click the Applications icon. In the Applications Documentation window, select the EPM tab, and then click the Enterprise Performance Management link.

You can also find deployment-related documentation on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/index.html) and on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud website (http://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/WelcomePage/get_form). Or you can visit the EPM System Documentation Portal (http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/ent-performance-bi/technical-information-147174.html). There, you’ll find links to My Oracle Support, EPM Supported Platform Matrices, and more.

Online Help in Internet Explorer

Some tables and text may display incorrectly in online help when using Internet Explorer 9.

Copying and Pasting Code Snippets from PDFs

When you cut and paste code snippets from a PDF file, some characters can be lost during the paste operation, making the code snippet invalid.

Workaround: Cut and paste from the HTML version of the document.

Improvements to Smart View Options Topics

18132814 -- In the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide, the Smart View Options topics are improved to include tables that describe option support by provider. The Options topics that include this additional information are: “Member Options,” “Data Options,” “Formatting Options,” and “Cell Styles.

Updates to HypCreateConnection and HypCreateConnectionEx VBA Functions

19521610 -- HypCreateConnection supports Planning connections. In the HypCreateConnection topic in the Oracle Smart View for Office Developer's Guide, the list of supported data provider types should include Planning.

HypCreateConnectionEx is a deprecated function. Instead, use HypCreateConnection to create connections for Essbase, Financial Management, and Oracle Hyperion Planning data providers.

Drill State Display of Oracle BI EE Columns in Smart View

Drill state information related to hierarchy columns is stored in the view definition. When a table view or pivot table view is inserted as an Excel Table view or Excel Pivot Table view respectively, these formats use the column information in the criteria definition only; they do not use the view definition information. Thus, drill state information cannot be displayed in Excel Table and Excel Pivot Table views inserted into Smart View. Oracle recommends using other formats (such as the regular table view or the regular pivot table view) to show this information when views are drilled on hierarchical columns.

Online Help Search in Internet Explorer

19317836 -- In the Smart View HTML-based documentation, the Search functionality may not work correctly in Microsoft Internet Explorer. This includes help accessed from the Smart View product, and the Smart View product documentation in HTML format on the Oracle Technology Network.

To resolve this issue, ensure that you are using Internet Explorer's Compatibility View mode when viewing the Smart View HTML-based documentation. See the Internet Explorer help for instructions on using Compatibility View.

Browser Settings When Working with XML Files on HTTP Server

16231447, 19839671 -- Internet Explorer may cache XML files posted on an HTTP server and referenced by Smart View. This can cause problems when using the following Smart View functionality:

  • Accessing shared connections from an XML file (16231447).

    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. This file can also specify the location of the online help.

  • Updating extensions (19839671)

    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.

  6. Click OK to close Internet Options and restart the browser.

Limited Chart Copy and Paste Support

16451759 -- Chart copy and paste is only supported for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition charts. Charts based on other providers, such as Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, do not paste correctly.

Using the “Suppress Repeating Members” Option with 11.1.2.2.102 and Earlier Workbooks

17001455 -- In the “Displaying and Suppressing Repeated Members” topic in the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide, the following information was not included. You must perform the steps below before you begin using your workbooks with Smart View 11.1.2.5.200 and later.

If you are working with spreadsheets that were created and used with version 11.1.2.2.102 or earlier of Smart View, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Hyperion Provider Services, you must complete the following steps in order to assure that row and column data aligns properly with their parent members:

  1. Make a backup copy of your workbook.

  2. In the Data tab of the Options dialog box, clear the Repeated Members option.

  3. Refresh the workbook. You may refresh the entire workbook or refresh each sheet individually.

  4. Go back to the Data tab of the Options dialog box, and select the Repeated Members option.

  5. Perform the refresh operation again.

    The workbook is ready for use with Oracle Smart View for Office version 11.1.2.5.200 and later.

Documentation Correction

In Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide, “Sheet Information Support By Provider” topics, each of the items in the “Functions (HsGetVal, HsGetSheetInfo)” column for all providers should be marked “No”.

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