Bulk Data Manager (BDM) won't launch in EXCEL 2013, 800XA V6 & Win 8.1
I used to run 800XA V5 and EXCEL 10 and use Bulk Data Manager between 800XA and Excel, windows XP.
Fresh install of everything on a new win 8.1 computer - I can't get Buld Data Manager to work. I don't get the usual BDM buttons under Add-Ins in excel.
When I try to launch BDM from 800XA nothing happens.
Excel/office is 32-bit version
System is 64 bit.
What can be my problem?
Thanks i advance!
its worth checking the compatible system software version once before proceeding further. You can download the document from the link
Things to keep in Mind
1)Supported version for excel with 800xA 6.0 are Excel 2013 or Excel 2010 SP2.
2)Supported version for Windows with 800xA 6.0 are Win 8.1 with hotfixes-KB2919355
Lets me know if you are on the correct versions first and we take it from there
I solved it, to some extent.
I compared the Add-in list of my older V5 system and Excel 2010 and noticed a lot of DLL files missing.
Running Excel 2013 as administrator on the new system i was able to add the missing DLL's from the path:
..Program Files (x86)\ABB Industrial IT\Engineer IT\Engineering Studio\Bulk Data Manager\bin
The Add-ins toolbar is now back and all the usual BDM functionality such as drag and drop from Workplace to Excel. I can't however make changes in Workplace and use the update button in the BDM toolbar in Excel - but drag and drop works fine.
I did not at any point update any software.
I tried installing the hotfix mentioned, but that was allready in place.
Thanks for the help guys