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2616221 - Excel SDK Tool fails to load Universe Designer in a VBA project on Windows 10


We have an SDK based excel tool that works on our older Windows 7 machines but is not loading the Designer on Windows 10.

The VBA references seem to be proper with BusinessObjects Designer 14.0 Object Library which points to C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win32_x86\designer.tlb

We have three designer modules designer.dll designer.tlb designer.exe Do we need to reregister the dll/tlb?

Lines failing are:

  • Dim oDes As Designer.Application
  • Dim oUnv As Designer.Universe
  • Set oDes = New Designer.Application  



  • Windows 10
  • BOE 4.2 SP5 Client installed
  • 32 and 64 bit SDK included


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2


VBA, regtlibv12.exe, Designer.tlb, designer.exe, designer.dll, Universe Designer , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem

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