Inventor double-click Excel table error 'Failed to launch server application'

June 23, 2023 Joanna Gryszka


In Inventor trying to edit an embedded Excel table in a drawing results in this error:


The error is caused by Sage software installed on the same system.  

Sage software installs an Excel Add-In and this can cause a delay in opening Excel or the above error in Inventor.


If the error is random, open Windows Task Manager and end any 'Excel.exe' processes that are running when the error occurs.

If the Excel Add-In can't be removed and there are frequent errors, uninstall Sage to restore the double-click functionality.

See the following Autodesk knowledge base article for other possible solutions:  Inventor embedded Excel edit error

For AutoCAD 'Failed to launch server application' errors: AutoCAD OLE error

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Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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