Dodeca Version 6.7.9

August 15, 2014 - Build 4567

This version of the Dodeca Framework uses the .NET Framework, version 2.0, Service Pack 1 and higher on the desktop. The components used in this version of Dodeca are SpreadsheetGear 2012 (, NetAdvantage 2011, Volume 1 (11.1.20111.2042), Aspose.Cells, Syncfusion Essential Studio 11.3035.0.30, and GdPicture.NET

This version of Dodeca has two server-side services that run inside a Java Application Server. The Dodeca service is supported and tested on Java 1.6. The Dodeca-Essbase service for all Essbase versions prior to, and including, Essbase are supported and tested on Java 1.5. The Dodeca-Essbase service for all Essbase versions and higher are supported and tested on Java 1.6. Both services are known to run on Java 1.7, although extensive testing has not been performed on that Java version.

The release notes for this version contain the following:


  • Optimized the processing that occurs when multiple comment cells are pasted into a comment sheet range. This has significantly reduced the number of roundtrips between the client and Dodeca server as well as between the Dodeca server and the database server. (#1310)


  • The Dodeca framework uses a third-party component, called Aspose.Cells, to convert an Excel file to a PDF. The component was upgraded from Version 7.0.3 to 8.2.0 to leverage enhancements and resolved issues.

Point of View Selectors

  • Added support for a DefaultPolicy.AllItems option, which selects all items by default when multiple selections are allowed. When using the AllItems option with the Essbase Selector Tree, the Prefill setting can be set to True to automatically expand the items in the tree to allow for all the expanded item nodes to be selected, instead of only the base item nodes. (#1312)

Send To Mail Recipient (As PDF Attachment)

  • Added a "Send To Mail Recipient (As PDF Attachment)" tool to save the view’s workbook as a PDF file and attach the PDF file to an email that is displayed using the default email client. The user can add recipients and edit the email before sending. This tool has been added to the Standard Tools so that it can be imported into existing toolbars configurations. (#1311)


Excel and Essbase Excel View Template Designers

  • Fixed Name Manager Issue

    Issue: When creating a named range for a sheet with a sheet name that has characters that are invalid defined name characters, the following error is displayed:

    The formula contains one or more invalid references.

    Verify that the formula contains a valid path, range name, and cell reference.

    For example, if the sheet name is P&L and the referenced address is $A$1, the Refers To value is P&L!$A$1, the error is encountered when attempting to save the named range.

    If the Refers To value is changed to enclose the sheet name with single quotes, such as 'P&L'$A$1, which is valid, the following error is displayed:

    The name that you entered is not valid.

    This error should not be displayed.

The Refers To value automatically encloses the sheet name in single quotes, when an invalid defined name character is detected, and no error is displayed. (#1313)