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.

    • Review the information in Installation Guidelines.

  2. Close all Microsoft Office applications.
  3. Download the Smart View zip file from either MOS or OTN:
  4. Unzip the file to a temporary location.
  5. To start the installation wizard, right-click SmartView.exe and select Run as administrator.

    You may also double-click SmartView.exe to start the installation wizard; however, some configurations may require Run as administrator. Therefore, Oracle recommends using the Run as administrator command to ensure that all functionality is properly enabled and all required Windows Registry entries are set. See Installation and Windows Access Control Settings for more information.

  6. Select a destination folder for Smart View, and then click OK.

    For new installations, Smart View is installed by default in:


    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.


    Starting with Smart View, the Oracle BI EE per-user extension installer is included with the Smart View client installation. If the extension is not already installed and it is not disabled, then it is installed the first time you start Office.

  8. If your default browser is Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, a browser add-on is required. See Installing Browser Add-ons for more information.


If you encounter issues related to installation and startup, see Tips and Troubleshooting.