Error message when using the Excel Add-in for Microsoft Forecaster 6.7: "Could not load an object because it is not available on this machine"


Symptoms


When you start Excel or use the Microsoft Forecaster Excel Add-in, you receive this error message:

Microsoft Forms - Could not load an object because it is not available on this machine

Cause


The Excel Add-in engine did not register properly.

Resolution


Manually register the add in engine.
  1. Close Excel
  2. Select Run from the Start menu and then type: regsvr32 C:\Program Files\FRx Software\FRx Forecaster Components\FCAddin.ocx
NOTE: Your path may be different, so use Windows Explorer to locate the FCAddin.ocx file and enter the appropriate path for the file.

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