FIX: Issue when you configure scheduled data refresh for the PowerPivot workbook in SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 DeveloperSQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2012 Standard

Symptoms


Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot Add-in for Excel 2010, and you have saved the password that connects to the back-end data source of the PowerPivot model. When you try to configure scheduled data refresh for the PowerPivot workbook in SharePoint 2013, the "Use the credentials contained in the workbook" option does not work, and the refresh of Excel 2010 workbooks fails.

Resolution


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2014

Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.