Often times, WebADI can be very confusing to work with. There are just too many issues if it is not properly set up. Sometimes you may encounter VBProject Runtime Error when trying to open Web-ADI template file, or sometimes the Excel spreadsheet just hangs up, or can’t be opened.

There are few steps you will have to take before WebADI can be properly used:

  • Microsoft Office Version
  • Microsoft Excel Settings
  • Internet Explorer Settings

Follow the steps below given in the screenshots and apply the settings exactly as they are depicted. The screenshots are from Excel 2010, however the settings should also work for 2000, 2003, 2007 versions.

A)  Check the Microsoft Office Version
Make sure you are using 32-bit version of Microsoft Office. Click on Excel –> File –> Help. If you are running 64-bit version, you may want to uninstall 64-bit and re-install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.

B)  Open Microsoft Excel –> File –> Options –> Trust Center –> Trust Center Settings

B-1)  Trusted Documents:
Make sure to check “Allow documents on a network to be trusted“.

B-2)  Add-Ins:
Make sure to uncheck all the options.

B-3)  ActiveX Settings:
Check only “Enable all controls without restrictions and without prompting“. All other options should be unchecked.

B-4)  Macro Settings:

Check “Enable all macros” and “Trust access to the VBA project object model” options.

B-5)  Protected View:

Check only “Enable Protected View for Outlook attachments” and “Enable Data Execution Prevention mode” options. All other options should be unchecked.

In case the WebADI still does not work, then keep all the options unchecked, and retry.

B-6)  Message Bar:

Check “Show the Message Bar in all applications when achieve content, such as ActiveX controls and macros, has been blocked“.

B-7)  External Content:

Check the “Enable all Data Connections” and “Enable automatic update for all Workbook Links” options only.

C)  Internet Explorer Settings:

Open Internet Explorer –> Tools –> Internet Options –> Security Tab –> Custom Level.

C-1)  Downloads

Scroll down to Downloads section, and make sure File Download is Enabled.

C-2)  Miscellaneous: 

Scroll down to Miscellaneous section, and make sure to match the following setting.

C-3)  Scripting: 

Scroll down to Scripting section, and make sure to match the following setting. Then press OK.

Now log out from your Oracle Applications and re-log back in. Retry the Web-ADI upload.

While Accessing Web ADI Responsibility some times we will get the below error message. To Fix this issue we need to disable one profile option value.

Desktop Integration is not a valid responsibility for the current user. Please contact your System Administrator.

By default below Profile Option is either Null or Yes. Just set the below option, then you can access the screen.

Set Profile Option : 

ADI: Use Function Security => No

Web ADI brings Oracle E-Business Suite functionality to the desktop where the familiar  Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project applications can be used to complete your Oracle E-Business Suite tasks. This guide provides instructions on using the Microsoft Excel functionality.
The Web ADI integration with Microsoft Excel enables you to bring your E-Business Suite data to a spreadsheet where familiar data entry and modeling techniques can be used to complete Oracle E-Business Suite tasks. You can create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop that allow you to download, view, edit, and create Oracle E-Business Suite data. Use data entry shortcuts (such as copying and pasting or dragging and dropping ranges of cells) or Excel formulas to calculate amounts to save time. You can combine speed and accuracy by invoking lists of values for fields within the spreadsheet.
After editing the spreadsheet, you can use Web ADI’s validation functionality to validate the data before uploading it to the Oracle E-Business Suite. Validation messages are returned to the spreadsheet, allowing you to identify and correct invalid data.
The fields that appear in the spreadsheet, their positions, and their default values can all be customized through Web ADI’s Layout functionality. This allows you to create a more productive work environment by removing unnecessary fields from the spreadsheet, and by organizing the spreadsheet in a way that conforms to your
Key Features
Oracle Web ADI includes the following features:

Works Via Internet

Web ADI uses Internet computing architecture to lower the total cost of ownership by having the product centrally installed and maintained. No installation is required on client machines; you need only a Web browser and Microsoft Excel. This architecture also provides superior performance over a WAN or dialup connection, since the exchange between client and server is simplified through the use of HTML.
Presents E-Business Suite Data in a Spreadsheet Interface
Spreadsheets provide a familiar interface that is common in the business environment. You can use familiar editing capabilities such as copying and pasting data, and moving ranges of cells to create or edit large amounts of data. Recurring data entry is possible by saving a spreadsheet, and then uploading it at needed intervals, such as every month or every quarter. Spreadsheets offer additional flexibility in the way work is done; they can be sent to others for approval or review, and they can be edited when disconnected from a network.
Validates Data
All data in the spreadsheet can be validated against Oracle E-Business Suite business  rules before it is uploaded. This includes validation against key and descriptive flexfields. Data is validated against accounts, segment security rules, and cross validation rules. If any errors are found, messages are returned directly to the spreadsheet, enabling you to correct the errors and successfully upload the data.
Enables Customizations
You can use the layout functionality to determine what fields appear in your spreadsheet, where they appear, and if they contain default values. These definitions can be saved, reused, and modified as needed.
Automatically Imports Data
Wed ADI automatically imports data into your Web ADI spreadsheets whenever you create them. This information can come from the Oracle E-Business Suite or from a text file. Imported information can be quickly modified in Excel, validated, and uploaded to the Oracle E-Business Suite. This feature can be useful when migrating data from a legacy system to the Oracle E-Business Suite.