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Error Exporting a Financial Reporting (FR) Report in a Book to Excel (Doc ID 1070859.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 28, 2023

Applies to:

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


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.


'Q4, Member1, , Member5, [Member6 Member7], Member8, Member9, Member10, Member11)[1].xls'.

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




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