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Microsoft Excel and Sharepoint KPI's (External Data Source)

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
This is my first post i hope i get a clear answer for my question. I recenty have been working on KPI's drawn from Microsoft Excel documents that i created. However, as we know, external data sources in excel don't work with sharepoint. If that was possible it would have saved the company a lot of time and effort My questions are: Is there any way to have external data sources with some advanced modifications, or any other way that would simulate this process? (External data update) Can i directly update my data by tampering the database where the excel file is saved?   I don't know if the files uploaded in sharepoint are stored in a database, so i want some validation around this. (Name of the database, path etc.)   Hope you can shed some light to my questions Thanks in advance Theo

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