Error Exporting a Financial Reporting (FR) Report in a Book to Excel

(Doc ID 1070859.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2016

Applies to:

Hyperion BI+ - Version 9.2.0.0.00 to 11.1.1.3.00 [Release 9.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You are exporting a Financial Reporting report in a book to Excel.  You receive the following error:

"A DDE error has occurred and a description of the error cannot be displayed because it is too long.  If the filename or path is long, try renaming the file or copying it to a different folder"


During the export process, you tried to Save the report instead of opening it in Excel. It saved with long name containing a number of extra characters.

Example:

'Q4%2c%20Member1%2c%20%3cMember2%20Member3%20Member4%3e%2c%20Member5%2c%20%5bMember6%20Member7%5d%2c%20Member8%2c%20Member9%2c%20Member10%2c%20Member11%29[1].xls'.

When you open this file in Excel, you receive the DDE error again.

Cause

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