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1916017 - SAP menu options are grayed in Dashboards Designer when installed on machine without SAP GUI.


  • In a non-SAP environment, user should be able to install Dashboard Design before installing SAP GUI and EA features should be usable.


  • Dashboards Design 4.0

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Install Dashboards client without SAP GUI installed on the machine.
  2. Launch a blank dashboard.
  3. Go to SAP Menu.
  4. All options are disabled.


An Adapt has been raised under ADAPT id ADAPT01515419.


This is documented in the release note  with ID#4668053. To workaround, try the below steps:

  1. Install SAP GUI and Business Explorer.
  2. Manually register the .dll file by calling "regsvr32.exe XcelsiusExtension.dll" in the "%Install_ROOT%\SAPBusinessObjects XI 4.0\win32_x86" folder


SAP menu, grayed out, ADAPT01515419, Xcelsius, SAP GUI , KBA , BI-RA-XL-DSL , Obsolete: Design-Time, Design on Multi-Source , Bug Filed


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0