OfficeWriter Designer Warning: Feature is only available in Enterprise Edition

Problem

OfficeWriter Enterprise Edition is installed on the server, but the warning message: WARNING! This feature is only available in Enterprise Edition of OfficeWriter pops up when using certain features of the Designer.

Solution

This warning message displays when using any features that are only supported with Enterprise Edition of OfficeWriter, such as Reporting Services formulas. This is because the OfficeWriter Designer does not have the capability to detect what version of OfficeWriter is installed in Reporting Services.

The common scenario is for OfficeWriter for Reporting Services to be installed on a server, with the OfficeWriter Designer distributed to end-users, who design reports and upload them to the server. The Designer has no means of determining if the OfficeWriter on the server is Enterprise or Standard Edition, but end-users should be aware that if the OfficeWriter on the server is not Enterprise Edition and they use Enterprise-only features, their report may not render properly.

The OfficeWriter Designer can be used on the same machine that has OfficeWriter for Reporting Services installed, such as on a development machine, but the Designer does not require OfficeWriter to be installed. This is why that alert displays regardless of what version of OfficeWriter is installed.

To avoid seeing the warning message when using features that are only available in OfficeWriter Enterprise Edition, un-check ‘Show this warning when Enterprise Edition feature is used.’

If only Standard Edition is installed on the server, to avoid the warning message and hide Enterprise Edition-only features, click ‘Hide EE Features’ button at the bottom of the pop-up window.

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