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2403397 - EPM Add-in error "Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Vbe.Interop.Forms"


  • After upgrading to Office 2016, or applying MS KB 4013886 to Excel 2013 to be build 15.0.4911.1000, the following error occurs when trying to logon to EPM Add-in:

The type initializer for 'FPMXLClient.ReportManagement.FormattingSheet' threw an exception.

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Vbe.Interop.Forms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.


  • Some customer also report selecting "View Formats" menu from EPM add-in cause Excel 2013(build 15.0.4911.1000) crash, thefore EPMFormattingSheet is not generated. This issue didn't occur till MS KB 4013886 was applied on Excel 2013.


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EPM Add-In 10.0 for Microsoft Excel

Excel 2016

Excel 2013 build 15.0.4911.1000


SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform all versions


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