I could use some help with the following:

I am trying to link excel powerpivot (excel 2013) to our database (with OLEDB driver for 11.1 with 32bit). However I keep getting the message that an operation is cancelled due to another operation which is not working.

If i make for example 2 excel files with 1 file getting all the data from our database in a traditional way (OLEDB driver and importing data from external source) and i make 1 file as the "power pivot" file i can link the 2 without any problems.

Is there a known issue with the OLEDB driver in combination with powerpivot for excel 2013?

thanks in advance, if more information is required please let me know.

I also noted that queries are getting an additional "N" for example date = N"10/01/2014"

Kind regards, Johan

asked 20 Jan '14, 05:35

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edited 20 Jan '14, 05:38

Check out the above discussion. Changing the order of timestamp & numeric fields in the SQL select statements resolves the problem.

"TIMESTAMP field followed by a numeric field produces the error. If a char field is between this works!"


answered 20 Jan '14, 23:44

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Hi Rafick,

Thanks for your answer. I will see what i can do in my SQL statements. This is however a shame, importing a full table will not work in this way.

Thanks and i'll keep you posted on my progress...

(20 Jan '14, 23:57) johan

I've been playing around with this using the sample data imported into ADS from the MS tutorial.

I was able to duplicate this on some tables. Just playing around it seemed to be a combination of having both timestamp/date and money fields selected.

It's not the best answer, but I wanted to share my experience with you. Are the tables it is failing for in your instance similar?

(BTW, the "N" formatting, is ok. ADS begun supporting this notation in version 11)


answered 20 Jan '14, 18:00

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Edgar Sherman
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Hi Edgar,

I have checked and indeed it seems to be timestamp/date/money field related. I have been able to import a table which doesn't have any columns of these kind.

Do you have a solution on how to fix this (or can you point me into a direction)? the time/date/money field are import for my report.

I hope you can help,


(20 Jan '14, 23:25) johan


Thanks for your help. I have been able to work around the issue. I am now making a query myself and taking into account the "timestamp fields". Unfortunatly importing a complete table with the standard functionality of PowerPivot is not possible.

Kind regards, Johan


answered 21 Jan '14, 10:19

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