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Smart View Error When Refreshing Using the 'Select Al' Button or "Ctrl + A" key: ""Current operation is not allowed on active selection / actively selected object. Select proper cell on the Excel sheet to perform this operation." (Doc ID 2009826.1)

Last updated on MARCH 20, 2018

Applies to:

Hyperion Financial Management - Version 11.1.2.2.300 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When refreshing an Excel SmartView worksheet, user receives error message:

"Current operation is not allowed on active selection / actively selected object. Select proper cell on the Excel sheet to perform this operation."

REPRODUCED STEPS
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1. Open MS Excel and connect to HFM application.
2. Select Ad hoc analysis from smart view panel.
3. See that column and row by initial member is displayed on the worksheet.
4. Select all cells in the worksheet using "Select All" button or "Ctrl + A" key.
5. Select "Refresh" or "Refresh all Worksheets" from smart view menu.
6. You can see that the issue's error message is shown.

"Current operation is not allowed on active selection / actively selected object. Select proper cell on the Excel sheet to perform this operation."

Cause

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