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Random results after PivotTable refresh.

March 8th, 2012 admin No comments

A funny thing happend to me lately…

A user (manager) came to me with a PivotTable his predecessor created that produced random results after refreshing.
The PivotTable was based on a PivotCache connected to a query on a SQL Server.
When the query was run in Management Studio it was complaining about a conversion and returned a error.
This query didn’t produce a error in excel but just returned the records upuntil the error.
As the query wasn’t sorted the number of records returned to excel was random as so the results in the PivotTable.

If after the first refresh the data was almost complete nobody would have noticed the corrupt results

Hope I this helps anybody having the same issue….

p.s. Self Service BI is not for everybody …

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2010

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