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Setting up global setting for the EPM-Addin?

I know you can make changes to the EPMXLClientPreference.XML file that change settings in the EPM-Addin. I would like to know how this can be setup to be global settings for all users that log into BPC EMP client. We are using Cirtix and the PDF here hints at this being possible but the direction are not clear on how to impliment it. Basically I want to be able to change the setting in the XML file and have them be global for all users logging in to the system. We are on BPC 10 using EMP client 13 patch level 1.

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 08:40 AM

    Hi Stewart,

    You can get this file copied by your admin guy when the EPM add in installation is being done.

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      Hi Stewart

      The file EPMClientPreference.xml is created by the EPM Add-In when launched.

      Upon startup, the EPM Add-in reads the user preference options tries to determine if the file exists first.

      If the file does not exist, the EPM Add-in will create a new EPMClientPreference.xml file with default values.

      The default values are built in the EPM Add-in code, primarily for situations where the EPMClientPreference.xml contains incorrect values. In such cases, the EPMClientPreference.xml will be overwritten in order to avoid launching the add-in with invalid values.

      A system administrator should create batch files or scripts to provision different variants of the file as needed upon user log on. This is common standard practice - particularly in Citrix environments. The only instance when the file is reverted to the default value would be when the existing or the system admin provisioned file is incorrect.

      The Installation guide mentions the file can be exported to other systems but that export facility is not managed or provided by the EPM Add-in itself, it needs to be manually created / automated using third party tools.


  • Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Hi Stewart,

    This is quite an old discussion. Just checking if you have managed to resolve the issue of having common client preferences and connections file for all the users logging into EPM via Citrix. We have a similar situation and want to change one particular user option for all the users.

    Without a proper solution, the option has to be amended by the users every time they log into the application.

    The solution is required for EPM installation on citrix.



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