Performancepoint Cumulative Update

A cumulative update for PerformancePoint was quietly released a few weeks ago without any fanfare. It’s basically just all the (5) hotfixes to date packaged up.  There’s no link that lists all the fixes together so I’ve been through all the kb articles and compiled one (below). 

No doubt Microsoft will roll all of these fixes into Service Pack 1 which is due for release April/May according to the rumours.

This version is 3.0.3711.0. (i’ve updated the version table accordingly)

Please note this update is available upon request only

Planning Fixes

  • Some writable regions of a form are unavailable when you create the form by using the PerformancePoint 2007 Add-in for Excel Report Wizard.
  • When you use Microsoft Office Excel 2007 together with a protected worksheet, the data entry cell style is not applied to a writable area of the worksheet.
  • When you refresh a worksheet, a workbook, or a matrix in Excel 2007, cells that were unlocked earlier may again become locked.
  • The property value for a filter does not display the filter selection in a form. Instead, it displays the member label.
  • You cannot select the members of a Member View that is used in a Microsoft Excel filter.
  • The page filter tree is always fully expanded when it is opened. This causes performance issues when large dimensions are used.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a new dimension and add it to a model by using the PerformancePoint add-in for Microsoft Excel.
    • In Excel, you create an assignment to the model.
    • You save and close the workbook.
    • You the open the workbook and try to add an annotation to the assignment.

In this scenario, you receive an unhandled exception error.

    • When you use a SQL rule as part of a calculation, the results that are returned are incorrect.

      Note If you use a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query or a native SQL query as part of the same calculation, the results that are returned are correct.


  • When you try to select members from a member view in PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel, you receive the following error message:

Hierarchy contains a problem. Unable to launch member selector.

  • When you try to retrieve assignments, you experience performance issues in PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel. This problem occurs when many users have assignments.

Monitoring Fixes

  • The scoring engine returns a score of 0 if the following conditions are true:
  • You use a stated score.
  • The Target value is NULL.
  • The Excel Services Report adds too much white space to the Web report. The report does not fully use the size that is provided in the PerformancePoint Server Web part.
  • The “Export to Excel” feature and the “Export to PowerPoint” feature do not correctly handle NULL values for images.
  • When you use the Microsoft Excel Export: % formatted data operation, the results appear incorrectly in Excel.
  • When you use the “Export to Excel” feature to export a text target value, the exported text may be formatted incorrectly.
  • If the user has not previewed the Scorecard, the conditional visibility does not work for all languages.
  • When you select the “multi-select tree” display method, the Scorecard is displayed incorrectly for a filter. The Scorecard is typically displayed on an incorrect column.
  • The Show Details option displays incorrect data when an Analytic View Designer is in a multidimensional expression (MDX) mode.
  • When you try to view the PerformancePoint Server 2007 dashboard that is inside an inline frame (IFRAME) tag on a Web page, you receive an “Access denied” error message.
  • When you use the PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer, the stated score generates incorrect results when the target value is text.
  • When you export to Excel in the PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer, you see an incorrect score.