Initially Checking for Available Extensions

After Oracle Smart View for Office is first installed, complete the procedure in this topic to check for all available extensions.

Complete the procedure in Updating Extensions to check for updates to your installed extensions.


  • Your Smart View system administrator controls the extensions available for you to install, and whether installation is automatic or optional.

  • The extension installation and update command, Check for Updates, New installs, and Uninstalls, is not supported when logged in using a vanity URL.

To check for extensions after first installing Smart View:

  1. Start Excel, Word, or PowerPoint.
  2. From the Smart View ribbon, select Options, and then Extensions.
  3. Click the Check for Updates, New Installs, and Uninstalls link.
  4. In Select Location for Extension Updates, select the data source connections to check for extension updates, and then click Get Updates.

    Smart View checks all selected data source connections for extensions that your administrator has made available to you.

    To check for extensions in all your data source connections, check Select All.

    The dialog box expands to display a message window providing you with the progress and status of the extension query.


    If you have connections to multiple products from Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, and Oracle Analytics Cloud, you can select the connection locations for only those extensions that you want to update at this time. For example, you may only want to check for an update for your Narrative Reporting extension. In that case, select only the check box that corresponds to your Narrative Reporting connection.

  5. Click Close to close the Select Location for Extension Updates and return to the Extensions tab of the Options dialog box.
  6. Perform an action:
    • Follow the prompts to close the active Office application. As a best practice, check the Windows Task Manager and close any other Office applications or processes that are running, including Outlook. Then restart Office.

      If your administrator has set up extensions to automatically install after checking for updates, and closing and reopening Office, then you do not need to do anything further.

    • If your administrator has set up optional extension installation, then continue with step 6 in Installing Extensions.