Using Microsoft Office 2007 with E-Business Suite Release 12

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[Nov. 22, 2010 Update:  Office 2010 (32-Bit) is now certified with the E-Business Suite; see this article for details]

Many products in the Oracle E-Business Suite offer optional integrations with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Projects.  For example, some EBS products can export tabular reports to Microsoft Excel.  Some EBS products integrate directly with Microsoft products, and others work through the Applications Desktop Integrator (WebADI and ADI) as an intermediary.

These EBS integrations have historically been documented in their respective product-specific documentation.  In other words, if an EBS product in the Oracle Financials family supported an integration with, say, Microsoft Excel, it was up to the product team to document that in the Oracle Financials documentation.

Some EBS systems administrators have found the process of hunting through the various product-specific documents for Office-related information to be a bit difficult.  In response to your Service Requests and emails, we've released a new document that consolidates and summarises all patching and configuration requirements for EBS products with MS Office integration points in a single place:
Which EBS Products Have MS Office Integrations?

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Comments:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926430/

Hi Steven,

For the issue about errors upon trying to open an Expense Report Templeate while using IExpense (R12.06) and MS Excel 2007, the above URL has a solution. This is tracked as Bug Number 7621719 within Oracle.

I faced the same issue and came across the above solution and it has resolved my issue. I therefore thought it might be beneficial for the larger community to get this resolution posted. The development team has probably already looked at this option and potentially working on a better resolution.

Regards,

Ketan

Posted by Ketan Thanki on March 30, 2010 at 10:57 PM PDT #

Hi, Ketan,

Thanks for sharing this tip with our readers. I've asked one of my Applications Technology Group engineers to look into this, too.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 31, 2010 at 01:54 AM PDT #

Steven, what is the latest word on certification of MS Office 2010 with R12?

Thanks,
Alex

Posted by Alex Bayona on April 22, 2010 at 02:59 AM PDT #

Alex,

We're working on this right now. Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 27, 2010 at 02:40 AM PDT #

Any updates on MS Office 2010 (Excel for WEB ADI) ?

Posted by Mike Porter on August 18, 2010 at 01:25 AM PDT #

Hi, Mike,

Our Office 2010 certification is still underway. It's going well, with no major technical issues found so far. We have noted some minor issues that we're working through. Stay tuned.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 18, 2010 at 04:55 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

When it happens, is Office 2010 likely to be certified with 11i and R12 or just R12?

Thanks,

Chris

Posted by Chris Parkes on August 19, 2010 at 11:32 PM PDT #

Hi, Chris,

Yes, our intentions are to certify Office 2010 with both Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12. You might have missed this article, which has more details about our upcoming Office 2010 certification:

Interim Update #1: Microsoft Office 2010 and E-Business Suite
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2010/05/interim_update_1_office_2010_ebs.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 20, 2010 at 01:08 AM PDT #

Any updates on MS Office 2010 (Excel for WEB ADI) ?

Posted by Dilip on February 06, 2011 at 09:04 PM PST #

Dilip,

It was certified last year; see:

Microsoft Office 2010 (32-Bit) Certified with E-Business Suite
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2010/11/office_2010_32bit_ebs.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 07, 2011 at 01:19 AM PST #

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