OBIEE11g Smart View Refresh Of Data For Chart View Fails In Powerpoint After Re-opening File (Doc ID 1682280.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After inserting a chart view from an Answers query into PowerPoint, you receive the following error, when attempting to refresh data, using the SmartView menu option, after closing and re-opening the PowerPoint file:

  

"Object reference not set to an instance of an object".

 
This error does not occur if you set the Refresh Options for the view to 'Replace View'.  Nor does it occur for table views regardless of the Refresh Option.
This problem only presents itself after first saving the file, closing it and re-opening at a later stage.

Cause

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