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2706460 - .sapaox file extension is missing when opening a workbook from SAP Netweaver Portal


Opening a workbook with a URL using the ICF service  /sap/bw/analysis generates the launcher file without .sapaox file extension but with the correct content. The browser wants to download the file 'analysis'.


 SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office

Reproducing the Issue

Open any workbook with a URL http://<hostname>:<port>/sap/bw/analysis?sap-client=<> using the ICF service


The ICF service '/sap/bw/analysis' does not specify a filename but instead sets the mime type to "application/x-sapaox-launchfile". The client installer of Analysis for Office normally maps this mime type to the file extension ".sapaox" but it does not happen if the customer uses Analysis for Office as a virtualized application (Citrix Virtual Apps, Microsoft App-V etc) and it is not physically installed on a client. The virtual application misses the above described mapping of the mime type to file extension


To resolve it, create the registry key "application/x-sapaox-launchfile" under "HKCR\MIME\Database\Content Type" and add a string value with the name="Extension" and value=".sapaox" to this registry key.

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