Narrative Reporting

Enterprise Performance Management


  • Dave Roberts

    Thanks Reshma, we'll work with Support to investigate this further

  • Reshma Kara



    Please see SR number below:




  • Al Marciante

    Hi Reshma 

    Can you direct message me the SR number so we can take a look at it as well?



  • Reshma Kara

    Yes, it contains data. There are no prompts on the individual reports.

    I have tried the access on groups and individual users, both don't work.

  • Cassandra Marcus

    Here are a couple of places I would start looking:

    The cross section in the screenshot contains data, correct? IE, is the book picking up your or the test user's last member selection, or context variable member? Is the cross section of dimension members selected between the two reports the exact same? When the reports are ran in standalone, are there prompts that the user has to select from?

    As for access, the "inherit from parent folder" is checked in the screenshot. Is there a parent folder? If so, is the security setting on the folder more restrictive? Are any of the users assigned to multiple security groups? If so, are the settings across those groups causing the book access issue? 

  • Tom LeFebvre

    Best to open an SR for this issue.  Please include an extract of the Report Package and indicate which reference doclet and embedded content have the issue.

  • Regina Lagason

    Hi Tom, I did the following and I am still having issues with the margins:

    - I checked that the cell style in the Excel doclet is set to Normal.

    - Confirmed that the Excel doclet has the same font and size as the other Excel doclets

    - The style sample that has been uploaded is consistent with the Word doclet (Normal) 

    - Validated fonts in the Excel doclet

  • Tom LeFebvre

    Please check the Normal cell style in this excel reference doclet.  Is it set to the same font & size as the others?  is it the same as the Normal Style in the Word Style Sample?

    Additionally, check to be sure that all of the fonts within the excel file are uploaded to the Narrative Reporting Service.  You can click the "Validate Fonts" icon in the excel ribbon to confirm that all of the fonts used within your Excel file have been uploaded to the service.

  • Arvind Moorthy

    Thanks Dave. I have. Will update how it goes.

  • Dave Roberts

    Hi Ganesh,

    Can you please log an SR for further investigation of these issues.  Thanks



  • Dave Roberts

    Hi Arvind,

    Please log an SR for this issue.  Thanks

  • Arvind Moorthy

    Hi Dave,

    We are still facing the access replication issue. Below is what we did to test this.

    We created two users in two different ID domains ( source) and (target). Users roles were provisioned in source.

    We downloaded snapshot from source, uploaded the snapshot in target. Executed daily maintenance @ source.

    However, we are unable to see the user role provisioning getting replicated from source to target. The users are not able to access any reports in target.

    Please let us know why its not working or whether there are any pre-requisites which we are missing.

  • Dave Roberts

    Hi Tino,

    This was covered in the July Narrative Reporting What's New guide:

    Note that this only applies to new subscriptions as of last July.  Narrative Reporting subscriptions prior to July still get the app, hence the documentation and videos are still there for those customers.

  • Tino Tarantino


    I was able to confirm that NR (Narrative Reporting) Applications went away starting with the 19.07 release.    The NR Sample Application however is deployed behind the scenes when you download the NR Sample content.  The current EPM Cloud documentation (as of this posting) hasn't been updated to reflect this change, and this was the source of my confusion.     If you still want a dedicated NR Application, consider using one of the open ASO cubes in EPM Cloud that's available in Planning or Consolidations.   Free Form Planning (only available in EPM Cloud Enterprise Edition) is also an excellent option here if you need more of a pure "typeless" Essbase reporting cube option.   Finally, there is always Essbase 19c / OAC Marketplace.  Lot's of options here.

  • Tino Tarantino

    It's my understanding that Custom Applications have been removed from NR, but what about the NR Sample Application?     I see a Sample Model  in Library -> Data Sources which has a Data Source Type of  Narrative Reporting Data.  However, when I click on this Data Source, nothing happens.   I can only inspect or delete this data source, but can't edit it.     Should I therefore assume, the NR Application concept is gone entirely, and that the system defined "Sample Model" is all that is remains to support the Sample Library content only.    That's fine with me, it's just that Cloud Documentation still refers to the NR Application.   I couldn't find any updates in Customer Connection,   "What's New", or anything that else to help me answer this question.