adapter function fails in freshly-upgraded FDM application
Prerequisite: Fully functional Financial Consolidation application to which to connect.
Select Tools > Clear Error Log
Begin by selecting Metadata > Control Tables
Click Ok on any messages
Click in a cell under Target Year; If values are returned, the connection to an HFM application is active.
Otherwise select Tools > View Error Log
Use the output to identify the issue.
The number of active custom dimensions in the FDM Adapter must match the number of custom dimensions in the HFM application
Connect to Oracle Hyperion FDM Workbench
Expand the Dimensions of the Target System Adapter
Right-Click Custom1 and check Active
Repeat for Custom2, Custom3, Custom4
Set the System Code and Save
For a Release 188.8.131.52 Financial Data Quality Management application, an error may occur like Unable to retrieve target System Data. The error log often facilitates identification of the connectivity issue. For example, “ActiveX component can’t create object: ‘fdmFM11xG5B.clsFMAdapter'” might indicate the System Code should be changed from FM11x-G5-B to FM11x-G6-A for HFM connectivity.
An error like Adapter function [fConnect] failed might indicate the number of dimensions Active in the adapter does not match the number of custom dimensions in the HFM application.
The OTN Community for FDM is well established and supportive of properly crafted requests:
Additional thanks for the post: by Nicholas King.