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2155712 - Security Warning in Excel when launching a query or workbook from BW system in AO


A query or a workbook is launched from the BW system (e.g. via transaction RAAOE). In Excel, the security warning below is shown:

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"SECURITY WARNING Some active content has been disabled."


  • SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office


The option "Require Application Add-ins to be signed by Trusted Publisher" is selected and the Add-in is not in the list of Trusted Publishers, in the Trust Center of Microsoft Excel.



  1. Go to Excel File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Add-ins;
  2. Uncheck the option “Require Application Add-ins to be signed by Trusted Publisher”.

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  1. Follow the instructions described in Microsoft Office's article Add, remove, or view a trusted publisher to add the add-in as Trusted Published.


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SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office all versions