Prerequisites and Installation

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The add-in requires a Windows machine, and runs on both the 32 bit and 64 bit version of Microsoft Office. You will need your own license for Microsoft Office, and Excel installed.

Installing the Add-In is quick and easy if you already have VIP installed. Simply double click the .XLL file for either the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Microsoft Office. The .XLL files can be found in the following locations:

  • 32 bit: C:\Program Files\Curiosity\Visual Integration Processor\VIPXLDataGenAddIn-packed.xll
  • 64 bit: C:\Program Files\Curiosity\Visual Integration Processor\VIPXLDataGenAddIn64-packed.xll

Please note: Functions for invoking VIP flows from Excel only work when using a 64 bit version of Microsoft Office. Users wishing to perform test data management actions using VIP must be running a 64 bit version of Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft Excel will open once the plug-in has been processed. A pop-up security notice will open; click “Enable this add-in for this session only” in the bottom left of the notice:

You will then need to enable the plug-in for subsequent sessions.

Navigate to File–>Options–>Add-Ins to open the following pane:

First, select the “VIP Data Generation Add-In” from the list displayed.

Next, navigate to “Excel Add-Ins” on the “Manage” drop-down menu.

Click “Go” to open the following pane:

Select the “VIP Data Generation Add-In” and click Browse. Reselect the relevant .XLL file, found in the following locations:

  • For 32 bit versions of Microsoft Office: C:\Program Files\Curiosity\Visual Integration Processor\VIPXLDataGenAddIn-packed.xll
  • For 64 bit versions of Microsoft Office: C:\Program Files\Curiosity\Visual Integration Processor\VIPXLDataGenAddIn64-packed.xll

Click “okay”. A pop-up might ask if you would like to replace the file that exists in that location. Click “Yes”:

The Add-In is now set up.