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Unable to open EPM add-in from BPC web client is a very common problem in BPC 10.X, here we discuss the common errors and how to deal with them.

 

First, you need to know the client software supported by BPC 10.X

 

SAP NW 10.0:

https://support.sap.com/content/dam/library/ssp/infopages/pam-essentials/BPC_10_NW.pdf

 

SAP NW 10.1:

https://support.sap.com/content/dam/library/ssp/infopages/pam-essentials/BPC_101_NW.pdf

 

Note:

- Microsoft has stopped providing support for Windows XP, so we don't suggest using it any more.

- Google Chrome is supported with Analysis Office, not EPM add-in. (Note 2258301)

- IE11 is supported with compatibility view or enterprise mode with CPMBPC 801 SP09.

- IE11 is supported with standard or native mode with CPMBPC 801 SP11.

- IE11 is the last version of Internet Explorer. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer.

 

Case 1 - Symptom


Unable to open Excel link through BPF. (Error launching office client Automation server can't create object)



 


Install EPM Add-in for Microsoft Office is displayed when clicking on EPM Office Add-in in BPC 10.1 web client.



 

Install EPM Add-in for Microsoft Office is displayed in BPC 10.0 web client > Home > Start Page > Launch.



 

Case 1 - Checklist



  • Use IE or Firefox 64 bit with Office 64 bit (EPM add-in .NET 4.0)

  • Use IE or Firefox 32 bit with Office 32 bit (EPM add-in .NET 3.5 or 4.0)

  • Uncheck option Enable Protected Mode in Internet Options > Security.

  • Add the BPC web URL to Local Sites/Trusted Sites in Internet Options > Security.


 

Make sure EPM add-in is loaded when opening Excel directly, or you need to fix this issue first.



Make sure the following Add-on is enabled in IE.



Rest Internet Explorer Settings



The following warning should appear after resetting Internet Explorer Settings and you need to allow it to run.


The same warning in IE11.



Try opening Internet Explorer or Firefox through Run as administrator.



 

Case 2 – Symptom


Exception from HRESULT:0x80029C4A (TYPE_E_CANTLOADLIBRARY)


Case 2 – Solution


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/18919.c-ppt-to-pdf-unable-to-cast-com-obj...

 

Case 3 – Symptom


Library not registered(registry ID:{000208D5-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}), Exception from HRESULT:0x8002801D(TYPE_E_LIBNOTREGISTERED)


Case 3 – Solutions



  • Apply the solution of note 1978201.

  • Apply the solution of note 2321784.

  • Try opening Internet Explorer or Firefox through Run as administrator.


Case 4 – Symptom


Library not registered(no registry ID), Exception from HRESULT:0x8002801D(TYPE_E_LIBNOTREGISTERED)


Case 4 – Solutions



  • Try opening Internet Explorer or Firefox through Run as administrator.

  • Do not delete WPS office ifyou’ve installed it or Install WPS office again if you’ve deleted it. (WPS office is an office suite which is compatible with Microsoft Office)


 

Case 5 – Symptom


Error launching office client: a.PushActionsByValue is not a function




Case 5 –
Solution


Make sure the following Firefox plug-in is activated or you need to install NP.EPM.Plugin.xpi from the installation folder of EPM add-in.

  • This plugin is not required if you use EPM Plug-in(AO) .

  • If you want to use EPM Plug-in(AO) with Firefox on BPC, at least BPC should be 10.1 SP09 and AO should be 2.2 or later.




 

Case 6 – Symptom


You get warning This add-in could not be installed because it has not been verified when trying to install EPM plug-in for Firefox.

EPM add-in will be validated and signed in SP27.




Case 6 –
Solution


Set xpinstall.signatures.required = false in about:config



 

Case 7 – Symptom


Error "Impossible to find the EPMXLClientAddin" occurs when trying to open EPM add-in from BPC web client.



 

Case 7 – Solution



  • Make sure EPM add-in is loaded when opening Excel directly.

  • Delete EPMXLClientPreference.XML and then recreate this file by opening Excel again.

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