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3387584 - Save an Analysis Office (AO) workbook to SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


Upon opening an Analysis Office workbook from SAC through a web browser, the workbook is downloaded to the local machine. After the workbook connects to SAC, there is a need to save it, but a window pops up asking, "Document already exists. Do you want to replace it?"

However, if open the workbook directly in Analysis via the Analysis menu and select 'Open from SAC', there is no such window popping up when attempt to save the workbook.

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SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office 2.8

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log into SAC on the web page.
  2. Click on the Analysis Office workbook.
  3. The Analysis Office workbook will be downloaded.
  4. Double click the downloaded Analysis Office workbook to open it.
  5. Click 'Refresh All' to connect to SAC.
  6. Save the workbook by going to File -> Analysis -> Save Workbook -> Save a Workbook on the SAP Analytics Cloud Platform.


The popup window is by design. When opening an Analysis workbook from SAC, the Excel file is downloaded from the browser to the local machine. There is no AO launcher file generated by SAC.


As a workaround, it can open the workbook directly in Analysis via the Analysis menu and Open from SAC. Then it can use the save icon to overwrite the workbook directly. Alternatively, it can use the Analysis menu to upload the workbook again to SAC.

There is a feature request to enhance this behavior Improvement Request Details - Customer Influence ( With a launcher file we could directly save and overwrite it back on the SAC Platform. 


AO, Analysis for Excel, Analysis for Office, A4O, AFO , KBA , BI-RA-AO-XLA , Excel Addin , Problem


SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office 2.8


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