Posts Tagged 'Troubleshooting'

Help, my PowerPivot for SharePoint Lists Atom Feed has fallen and it can’t get up!

August 21, 2010 by dennyglee

One of the cool things with PowerPivot is to click on an SharePoint List’s Export as Data Feed (i.e. an ATOM feed) and its data can be imported directly into a PowerPivot for Excel workbook.  To get this thing to work, one of the key things that I remind people regularly is to make sure you install  ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

So after doing this multiple times, I proceeded to do my usual atom feed import like I usually do:

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SharePoint 2010 revised ULSViewer

By powerpivotgeek (, on August 21st, 2010
From time to time I get questions from folks asking me “What is the best debugging tool for PowerPivot?” – The Answer is that there is clear cut favorite and it is EXTREMELY useful, but I didn’t know that it was released to the public. Well . . . after some investigation, it looks like it is available – not only that, it has been for a while. But better late than never . . take a look at it!

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PowerPivot Technical Diagram: PowerPivot Security Architecture

Just in case you didn’t already know, we just uploaded the PowerPivot Security Architecture technical diagram on to / MSDN.  To get access to the PDF, XPS, and/or VSD files, please click through to:

 PowerPivot Security Architecture


[Note, this is cross posted from in its entirety]

What is a “snapshot” when you enable client-side tracing

By powerpivotgeek (, on August 2nd, 2010

In getting ready for a recent internal presentation on PowerPivot, I was asked what this button actually does . . . (see below)


The primary purpose for the settings page is to setup diagnostic tracing.

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Incoming emails to a PowerPivot Gallery

From time to time you run into something on SharePoint that is a known SharePoint ‘issue’, but you wouldn’t necessarily see PowerPivot being impacted. After all SharePoint is this huge juggernaut of a product and PowerPivot is just this one small little app in the corner. Well, here is one that I ran into today. We had a bug report that the incoming email setup for a PowerPivot Gallery was missing the ‘incoming emails’ link –> after some searching, I found this interesting posting:

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Client: What happens if I install the wrong ‘bitness’?

By powerpivotgeek (, on June 17th, 2010

Recently ran into this situation: Customer installed the wrong PowerPivot bits on their machine. They were running on a 64-bit OS with Office 2010 x64, but installed PowerPivot for Excel 32-bit. Everything installed OK, but when they clicked on the PowerPivot tab in Excel; then the PowerPivot Window they received the following error:

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Installing and Uninstalling PowerPivot does WHAT?

PowerPivotGeek has posted some mightly good stuff concerning the installation and uninstallation of PowerPivot. The quick summaries are:

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