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Word Document And Excel Attachments Are Not Rendering In Manufacturing Execution System (MES) (Doc ID 2295129.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle MES for Discrete Manufacturing - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



When using MES and attempting to attach Word and Excel Attachments to a routing, the Word and Excel files open in new browsers.


Expect the same browser to be used


The problem can be reproduced with the following steps:

1. Responsibility = Bills Of Materials(BOM)
  Navigation = Routings-> Routings

2. Create routing for org/assembly

3. Attach documents as Operation Attachments at Step 10 – one as a PDF and one as a Word document (Title = PDF Example and Word Example)

4. Responsibility = Work In Process (WIP)
  Navigation = Discrete-> Discrete
  Create Org/Job for the above assembly, Create a work order for the item with the attachments – ensure attachments are visible on WO operations

5. Responsibility = Work In Process (WIP)
  Navigation = Job/Schedule Details-> Operations, org = 30
  Find the job from step 4
  attachments are visible under the job

6. Responsibility = Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Workstation
  Choose Search Jobs in LOV
  Find org/job from steps 4 and 5

7. Choose PDF example. Note that the PDF example fits well within the Instructions region.  [The PDF works.]

8. Select Next to view the Word example.

9. Note that the following pop-up box appears. Clicking “Open” will open the file in a new browser.
    The message is: 'What do you want to do with OA.Region.docx'

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot use Exceland/or Word atachments




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