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There was an error in communicating with Excel Calculation Services in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - September 8, 2011

While working with a client yesterday we noticed users could not view Excel files in browser. A quick analysis of ULS logs revealed the following issue: There was an error in communicating with Excel Calculation Services http://server_name:port/2a7905259ea644f3a2d8ebd2bcf1ee9f/ExcelService*.asmx exception: An error has occurred. ServerSession.GetNextServerHealthBased: There are no healthy servers although the number of…

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Dynamically resizing Excel Web Access Web Part by Paul Grenier

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - January 5, 2009

Paul Grenier is witting an impressive series on on how to use JQuery to improve SharePoint look’n’feel. Few weeks ago I emailed him with a challenge: “…create a script to resize EWA [Excel Web Access] web part automatically to match content inside.”. Excel Web Access web parts are great,…

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Excel Services – Data refresh failed

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - September 6, 2007

I had a lot of trouble with Excel Services. I wanted my Excel file to refresh data from SQL database. However, the following error appeared constantly: Unable to retrieve external data for the following connections: Connection_Name The data sources may be unreachable, may not be responding, or may have denied…

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SSO and Sharepoint

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 10, 2007

Last week I was busy setting up BDC, Search and Excel services for my company intranet site. I will be posting a series of posts on these topics but today I will put a few notes on SSO. You will definitely need SSO for BDC and BDC Search; for Excel…

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Excel Services explained

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 1, 2007

As a follow up to my previous post, I would like to refer you to a very nice blog about technical details and usage scenarios of excel services. This post very vividly explains the difference between ”Open in Excel“ and ”Open Snapshot“ features of Excel Services.

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How to edit an excel file using Excel Web Access

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - June 27, 2007

When I first saw Excel Web Access (the ability to convert Excel documents to web pages on Sharepoint 2007) I was very exciting. However when I realized that one cannot edit a spreadsheet from a browser, I was rather disappointing. So are these files read-only or not? Well, the truth…

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