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Error Message PowerPivot Excel on SharePoint : "Excel was unable to get necessary information about

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hello everybody:

I get the error message “Excel was unable to get necessary information about this cube. The cube might have been reorganized or changed on the server” when I open the excel on the sharePoint site and the PowerPivot Datasource is already refreshed successfully on schedule.

I describe my steps more clearly.

  • Step1. Create Excel pivot tables and charts by using PowerPivot datasource which connects to SQL Server.
  • Step2. Publish Excel to SharePoint site. The Analysis Server will build a PowerPivot cube in "VertiPaq" StorageEngineMode automatically and the cube name including an "uniqueindentifier" in the end.
  • Step3. Schedule PowerPivot refresh plan on SharePoint and the successful result comes out soon. After PowerPivot refreshed the "uniqueindentifier" will be changed to another one automatically.
  • Step4. When I open excel on the SharePoint I will get the error message again. If I click the "ok" then Excel will really Refresh.

Now I have tried two ways:

  1. Locale setting: Doesn't work. It seems not to be the cause of my problem because it won't happen if my excel's datasource is connecting to DB or Cube directly.

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