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Receive Error: "Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'HSVMETADATALib.HsvMetadata'" when Integrating with HFM and FDM Installed in a 64bit OS
Posted by Priya Doyle on 04 February 2011 01:10 PM

Receive Error: "Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'HSVMETADATALib.HsvMetadata'" when Integrating with HFM and FDM Installed in a 64bit OS

 Modified 26-MAY-2010

Applies to:

Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management - Version: 11.1.1.3.00 and later   [Release: 11.1 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Unable to integrate with HFM with the following error at line 393

Error: Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'HSVMETADATALib.HsvMetadat5a'.  This operation failed because the4 QueryInterface call on the COM Component for the interface with ID '{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}' failed due to the following error: Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).

Cause

When the Workbench is being used to register an adapter on a 64bit OS the "Register Adapter" as outlined in the Configuration Documentation has a problem distinguishing between 32bit and 64bit Operating Systems.

Solution

  1. Launch DCOM (dcomcnfg)
  2. Expand Component Services
  3. Expand Computers
  4. Expand My Computer
  5. Expand COM+ Applications
  6. Delete the Application called 'fdmFM11xG5C'
  7. Launch a command prompt window
  8. Navigate to the Microsoft.Net64 FrameWork (generally C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v2.0.50727)
  9. Find the following file in Windows Explorer:  fdmAdapterCOMadmin.
  10. Enter the following command into the command prompt window but do not hit enter:
    RegASM /codebase
  11. Drag and Drop the file "fdmAdapterCOMadmin.dll" onto the command window (Windows Explorer will automatically paste in the path to the file
  12. Hit Enter to execute the command
  13. Enter the following command into the command prompt window but do not hit enter:
    RegSVCS 
  14. Drag and drop the file "fdmFM11xG5C.dll" onto the command window (Windows Explorer will automatically paste in the path to the file
  15. Press Enter
  16. Go back into the Workbench Win32
  17. Expand the Target System Adapters
  18. Right Click the HFM Adapter and choose "Configure"
  19. Enter the COM+ Service Account Information


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