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SAP BPC NW 10.1 BPF Excel Workbook Hyperlink Error

Hi all,

I am attempting to create a Business Process Flow (BPF) on the web client of an SAP BPC NW 10.1 (specifically it is an RDS Extended Financial Planning V2).

I can create the process template and instance as expected and even deploy and run as expected.

However, in the first step there is a work space and hyperlink to an Excel file and when I attempt to click it it will open Excel, however then give me an error (please see below):

When I attempt to open the SAME file without the BPF and simply directly in the EPM Add-In from the ribbon (Open Reports/Input Schedules) there are no issues. In fact if I attempt to hyperlink ANY report or input schedule I get the same above error, but if I open them directly in EPM there is no error.

Could anyone please advise on this?

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Former Member replied

Seems like "special characters" was the issue.

In two of my dimensions the account descriptions had a multitude of "special characters", I'm not sure specifically which one wasn't liked by the BPF front-end load of the input schedule but I removed all and then all input sheets and reports opened up okay.

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