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What is ADFdi and How do I Easily Download It?

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ADFdi (Application Development Framework Desktop Integration) is part of Oracle’s Application Development Framework that integrates with MS Excel to load moderate amounts of data into Oracle Cloud. The tool offers the following benefits:

  • Accessed from the user interface
  • More user-friendly than FBdi (File-Based Data Integration)
  • Offers online data validation using lists of values
  • Used to add and modify data

Download the ADFdi add-in

You only need to download this add-in once since it can be used with any of the ADFdi download spreadsheets that Oracle offers (subject to any upgrades). To download the add-in, log in to Oracle Cloud and navigate to Tools > Download Desktop Integration Installer.

Adfdi Location

Save and install the downloaded file.

Prepare MS Excel for the Add-In

Open a blank Excel spreadsheet and verify the following settings.

Navigate to File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings.

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Then navigate to ActiveX Settings and verify the settings below.

Activex Settings

Next, navigate to Macro Settings and validate these settings.

Macro Settings

Click OK.

Lastly, confirm that the add-in is enabled by navigating to File > Options > Add-Ins, select “COM Add-ins” from the Manage dropdown list, and click Go.

Add Ins

Check the “Oracle ADF 11g Desktop Integration Add-In for Excel” checkbox if it is not already checked.

Adf 11g

Now you are ready to begin using the ADFdi add-in!



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  1. Hello Orie,

    Thanks for your time to draft this blog. However my organisation having security constraint to install such addins. So would like to know the alternate solution without using such excel add-ins and still work with Oracle Fusion integration for large dataset imports… Thanks in advance for looking over my request.

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Orie Holly

Orie Holly is a lead business consultant with 20+ years’ experience with Oracle applications. She has provided expertise in several implementations/rollouts within the manufacturing industry. Orie holds certifications as an Oracle Cloud Implementation Specialist in Inventory, Procurement, Warehouse Management, and Cost Management.

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