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Compatability issue between BPC and Essbase

Hi everyone. We are in the process of implementing BPC 7.5 for MS and we run into one issue with a user that also has Essbase installed on his computer.

In the BPC Admin tool when the user tries the Maintain Dimension Members for any dimension, it opens an excel spreadsheet with all the members but is not allowing any changes. You are not even able to click on any cell. After about two minutes we get this error "excel cannot complete the task with the available resources."After we disable the Essbase plugins in excel, the user is able to complete the task.

The dimensions are still very small and other users without essbase on their machines and similar machine memory configurations are not having this issue.

Has anyone seen this before? Any known remedies or workarounds? Enabling and disabling plugins is not a very good solution. Nor can we afford to give everyone two laptops!



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  • Posted on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Unfortunatelly when we are speaking about add ins into excel it can be many problems because all these add ins can caputre events and trying to do something else.

    The BPC addin is not creating any problem till the user is not doing login.

    But it seems the Essbase is causing this problem and this should not happen.

    Because the addin into excel must be like disable should not doa ny action without being login into that application.

    So I will say ESSbase seems to have a problem with any other addin not BPC.


    Sorin Radulescu

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