4 Reusing a Previously-Saved Manifest File

When you reuse a manifest, you are reusing the add-in ID, along with several other elements that were defined in the original manifest. You will also need to edit or recreate other elements in order to match the original manifest.

To reuse an existing manifest file:
  1. Access the Create Manifest File page:
    1. Log in to your environment; for example, if you are a Planning service administrator, log in to your Planning environment.

    2. Once logged in, go to the CreateManifest.html page by manually changing the URL to:

      https://serviceURL/HyperionPlanning/CreateManifest.html
  2. In the Create Manifest File page, click the Select manifest file to reuse button, Select manifest file to reuse button, located next to the ID field, then select the manifest file that you want to reuse, and then click Open.

    The ID from the manifest file that you selected is now displayed in the ID field.

    The following shows the default ID field and the Select manifest file to reuse button, Select manifest file to reuse button, next to it.


    GUID field, where a GUID will appear after selecting a manifest file to reuse (click the Select manifest file to reuse button), or generating a new ID (click the Generate new unique ID for the add-in GUID button)

    Caution:

    Do not click Generate new unique ID for the add-in GUID button when reusing an existing manifest file.

  3. In the Create Manifest File page, these elements are repopulated with your original selections, which you can verify and edit as you require:
    • App Domains

    • Add-in Name

    • Include Functions support

    Note:

    The Server URL field is not editable.

  4. Important! In the Add-in Name field, Oracle recommends that you use the same name you used in your original manifest file.

    For example, if you previously used Smart View Planning in the Add-in Name field, then ensure that Smart View Planning is entered in the Add-in Name field.

    Manifest file Add-in Name field showing modified name, Smart View Planning. The Include Functions support check box is also shown, unchecked.

    Note:

    The entry in the Add-in Name field is limited to 24 characters.

    The Add-in Name is the ribbon name that users will see in the Oracle Smart View for Office interface. The Add-in Name is also the name that will appear when downloading the Smart View add-in from Excel using the Insert, Add-ins command.

    If you plan to deploy multiple manifest files, Oracle recommends that you provide a unique in the Add-in Name field for each manifest you plan to deploy. This way, you and your users will know each add-in and ribbon's purpose. For example, if you are creating manifests for a Planning data source and for a Tax Reporting data source, you might use the name Smart View Planning for the Planning source, and Smart View Tax for the Tax Reporting source. See Working with Multiple Manifest Files for more information.

  5. If the Include Functions support check box was previously selected, then ensure that it is selected.
  6. Click Context Menu and verify that any right-click context menu items that you require are selected.

    See Adding Commands to the Right-Click Menu for more information.

  7. In Available Extensions, verify that any extensions you require are selected.
  8. After making all updates, click the Create Manifest button.
  9. Move the manifest file you just created to the folder where you store manifest files.
  10. Optional: If you plan to reuse manifest files in a multiple-manifest file deployment, repeat the steps above for each manifest, customizing as required.

    Refer to Working with Multiple Manifest Files for information on deploying or sideloading multiple manifest files.