Where can I find and install the latest version of SmartView?
Your love for Excel should not be tarnished by an outdated version of SmartView.
Even if you are not using the latest version of Oracle Hyperion EPM, you should use the latest version of SmartView. Why? Because bugs are corrected, the latest version of Excel is supported (or supported better). In short, you can only win by updating to the latest version of SmartView.
The common mistake I see is people going to OTN (here) or edelivery to download the latest version: this is wrong.
I know this is misleading because the page talks about downloading the latest version of SmartView for Office when actually if you open Help/About you will see:
Definitely not the kind of ‘Latest Version’ I like.
As far as I know, the only way to get the latest version of SmartView is to go to My Oracle Support (MYOSPT), open the Patches and Updates tab and perform the following search:
- on the left inside, select ‘Products or Family (Advanced)’, choose ‘Oracle SmartView for Office’
- the Platform is Microsoft Windows x64 (64 bit) unless you need a 32 bit version of SmartView
- The tricky part is the Release: to get the most results, you need to select 2 releases: Smart View 126.96.36.199.000 and Smart View 188.8.131.52.200, you would think that the latest release is under Smart View 184.108.40.206.200 but it is not actually always the case.
Alternatively, you can try this link with a search I am sharing with you
Look for the latest Patch, some patches only fix one issue (like the x.216) but in any case you will download a SmartView full installer and not a fix or an OPatch you would need to apply to an existing installation.
Because you have a full installer you will need to uninstall the earlier version of SmartView you have before your go with the new one.
Then, you will run the latest version of SmartView:
Of course, thoroughly test each new version before you go mainstream and make sure to check this link regularly to look for a new version.