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RE: Excel Refreshable Error - HELP - Initialization of Data source failed.

Updated another refreshable excel report and have the same issue again. User with GP installed locally can open the file without errors, users who login to GP via RDS or do not have GP login get the Initialization of the data source failed.message. Below are the connection strings from the...


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RE: Power BI

Hi @Owen Cook I'm in agreement with Silver that PowerBI is a LOT like Excel AND SQL in that the data originates in table format and PowerBI is just a great front-end for visualizations of tables and pivots. I happen to love the tool. But, as Silver says, the MOST important part of building...


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RE: Power BI

While dashboard is cool initially, you should get the detailed requirements from your audience so meaningful reports/dashboards could be built. Top 10 this and worst 10 that will be forgotten after few months. To me, power Bi is Excel on steroid. Try to automate as much as you could, your...


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RE: Excel Refreshable Error - HELP - Initialization of Data source failed.

Same server / instance. On my PC the file opened without issue - Win 10, Excel 2019 On my Laptop received the error message -.Win 10, Excel 2019 With file open, went to connection properties, definition and browsed to the ODC file. Then was able to get data/connect. Hadn't ever ran into this...


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RE: Excel Refreshable Error - HELP - Initialization of Data source failed.

@Dedra Wagoner This is likely an issue with the ODBC address. Did the server or instance name change? It would be looking for a 32-bit ODBC (you'll find what it is looking for in the Data Definition in Excel). If that exactly-named ODBC does not exist on a machine then it can't connect and...


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Excel Refreshable Error - HELP - Initialization of Data source failed.

Added a column to an existing refreshable report and now certain users/devices are not able to connect. This would be the first time a refreshable Excel has been updated since installing year PR update. I have checked everything and must be missing something simple. Checked permissions on SQL...



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Power BI

Hello - We are starting to look at using Power BI with GP for dashboards. I would love to hear about your experience. Thank you. Owen #BIandReporting #Finance ​​ -- Owen Cook Senior Financial Analyst Empath Health Inc. Clearwater FL --



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Getting Started - Community Summit Track Preview (Sept 20)

GPUG Community Summit 2020 ‘track previews’ are back! During these virtual sessions we will feature the community members who will be presenting at during our virtual conference in October. They will give you a high-level overview of their presentation and what you can expect if you attend. In...

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