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1460390 - Error: "Unsupported Excel Function: PERCENTILE" in Xcelsius 2008


  • According to the user guide for Xcelsius SP3, Percentile function of Excel should be supported in Xcelsius 2008.
  • An error: 'Unsupported Excel Function: PERCENTILE' pops up while you preview Xcelsius dashboard using Percentile function.
  • If you click on OK, data using Percentile function is ignored and not displayed in the component after preview.


  • Xcelsius 2008 SP3

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a simple Excel sheet using Percentile function.
  2. In Xcelsius 2008 create a simple dashboard using spreadsheet table to display data.
  3. When you click on preview an error occurs "Unsupported Excel Function: PERCENTILE".


This is a documentation error. Percentile function is not supported in Xcelsius.

The following problem report has been created and escalated in order to get the documentation corrected : Bug # ADAPT01409666


Document to be updated and corrected for the next version of our product

See Also

TE: 5000216249


Xcelsius, Percentile, supported, unsupported, preview, 01409666, 1409666 , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Obsolete: BusinessObjects Dashboards and Presentation Design , Bug Filed


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008