SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards installation in combination with MS Office 2010

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20 Responses

  1. Great solution :)
    It`s work for me :)

    • Hi Yonatan,

      You’re welcome. When you will upgrade to the new version of Xcelsius (Dashboard Design), the hack is not necessary. The new version can be installed in combination with MS Office 2010 without any problems.


  2. phunxx says:

    Could you send us a link for SAP BO Dashboards 4.0.


  3. This is just brilliant :)
    It requires a little hacking but works fine. Kudos for you V!

  4. Excellent blog !!!

    Worked a charm :-)

  5. sudheer says:

    Nice to see this article . Thanks for grate solution which i was looking for in so many blogs. i was trying to search for the mentioned .msi file but could not find anything like that. please help me if at all the name of the file or something was changed as i downloaded this trail version yesterday


  6. Frank Elias says:

    your trick did actually did not work for Dashboard Design 4.0 SP2 when installing it on Win7 (/64) with MS Office 2010 (/64).
    Here is the hack that will switch off MS Office Version check:
    1) Locate the file “product.seed.xml” in “DATA_UNITS/Xcelsius/dunit/product.xcelsius-4.0-core-32”
    2) Open this file in a text editor
    3) Search for Excel
    4) Comment off the entire tags
    5) Restart your installation.

  7. Bob says:

    What’s the EXACT procedure voor LiveOffice installation under win7 and Office2010? I managed to install Xcelsius2008 with the above hack of the .msi file. But what needs to be changed in the LiveOffice *.msi file? There is also a LauchCondition part but it’s different from Xcelsius.

    • Hi Bob,

      My apologize for the delay.
      What kind of version of LiveOffice you are using? You need to replace the LaunchCondition with one of the other strings (choose one).

      Hope this will help you.


  8. Monica says:

    Hi! You know i didn’t have any problems installing Xcelcius with office 2010, i’m running windows 7. The problem i found was whwnever i tried to export a dashboard to power point despite the compatibility mode I am not able until now to get the dashboard exported. I’ve update my Adobe Flash Player to the latest version and the pre-requisites “check up” that the Xcelcius Installer makes also display the adobe Flash Version as success…Do you have any clue on this, I’ll be very thankful :)

    • Hi Monica,

      I can remember that SP3 has solved the problem to install Excelsius 2008 on MS Office 2010. Isn’t it?

      About your problem….its strange. I think it will not be supported by SAP to export it to PowerPoint 2010. You can only store the powerpoint as .ppt and not as .pptx.

      Try to reinstall Xcelsius, maybe this will help.


  9. derek says:

    Hey all,

    Had the same issue with MSOffice 10/64bit windows7 and LiveOffice 4.0. Was able to edit the LiveOffice\dunit\product.liveoffice-4.0-core-32\product.seed.xml and remove the prereq to get the install working.

  10. Shuhai says:

    Nice article. perfect solution. I searched all domestic website but could not be resolved until I read your blog. cool!

  11. Christoph says:

    Really helpful, this saved a lot of work and many phone cals.

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  1. January 20, 2011

    Updated blogpost: install problems with #SAP BO #LiveOffice in combination with #Office2010? Hack the MSI-file.

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