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SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services & Excel 2003 Add-in

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
I've been working with SQL Server 2000 AS cubes and presenting them in pivot-tables in Excel 2003 with no problems.

I was recently looking at other BI tools I could use and stumbled across the Excel Add-In for Analysis Services, which adds a Cube Analysis menu to Excel and seems to have lots of functionality I could use.

But! It's no longer supported by Microsoft.

I managed to get a download of it from www.download.com and searched for help and I have some good documents to help me understand how to use it, but my problem is that it just doesn't work! I've uninstalled and reinstalled and rebooted, but to no avail.

I can connect to my data source and cube and I can view the dimensions and measures, but when I click apply on them and select the area of the report to put them into, they just don't appear. I can briefly see an EMBED command appear in the formula bar and then disappear, but nothing happens!

I've been through all the trouble-shooting and checked the settings of Excel as requested, but nothing works. 

Has anyone else had this problem or have any suggestions as to how to fix it?



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